Wednesday, May 7, 2008

People Known and Unknown

These three women sitting on plastic stools in the square are amongst the many who do henna designs.
I have two particular women I go to - I think I'd get in a lot of trouble if they discovered I went to anyone else.

The characters in the colorful costumes sell water which people drink from little metal cups. Their hats are very extravagant.

An old man in traditional costume heads to the mosque for afternoon prayers. He is walking through the tunnel just by our house.

This young man sells the most delicious little pastries on derb Dabachi.
Both he and his brother speak excellent English.
During Ramadan last year the bakery turned into an old clothes shop and I thought it had gone for ever.
Things seem to come and go in Marrakech. This one returned.

Someone we do know very well.
Ismail in our kitchen cutting bread before a supper party.
If I'm too lazy to cook, Ismail's mother cooks a tagine at her house - which is delivered piping hot to our door at 7:30 pm.
Along with salad, bread and olives.
An excellent, painless, wonderful way to entertain.


Hey Harriet said...

I cannot begin to describe how much I adore your blog! Your photos are absolutely mind-blowingly awesome! Breathtaking! & I can't believe I didn't know about your blog sooner...I'd only just discovered it the other day via High Desert Diva's blog. Better late than never!

High Desert Diva said...

The watermen interesting.

I like your version of take out!

In other news...not sure about the slippers. Seems people are only willing to pay the "wholesale" price. But I do appreciate your efforts in hooking me up :-)

willow said...

That's my kind of entertainment...and delivery, too! :)

Jennifer said...

You're making me hungry! :-)

Anonymous said...

Awww these pictures for some reason make me "second homesick"! I hope you will be home on our next visit! I miss my MIL's tagines, I think your version of entertaining is so much more relaxing!!

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Things come and go in Marrakesh? I like that line....there is a wistfulness to it.

I also really like your idea of entertaining.....I too wish I had someone nearby who could whip up delicious dinner..and deliver...leaving me more time to be relaxed and lively for my guests.....wonderful~! You have a very nice set up there in Marrakesh..

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Thank you for getting the hat shot....