Monday, April 12, 2010

In the Souks/Suqs




A suq/souk is really just a shop. In Marrakesh there is a whole area
where lots of little shops are all clustered together.
In fact it's a sort of labyrinth of delights.


Many of the little lanes have wood slats in the roof to prevent the sun shining too brightly
and creating wonderful shadows.


So very many different things to see and buy! Jewels and pottery
and metalwork and tea glasses and scarves and baskets......


...but best of all leather slippers that Alladin or Princess Jasmine would envy
in every color and design under the sun......

53 comments:

SAM said...

love it !

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Once I held a cameleon in my hands in a spice shop...way back in the labyrinth...and I bought a pair of red leather slippers with turned-up toes. I love the markets, and Marrakesh has one paralelled only by Fez...

Ines said...

Oh- I love such markets- I like to have one of these aladin-shoes :-) they are really wonderful!
You are really a master of the light! The photos are as great as ever!

Have a nice week- Ines

J.R Towell said...

This is pretty cool, I must say. I just have a quick concern when looking at the pictures - everything seems to be rather crowded and clustered. Are there any types of fire prevention or even safe fire routes, nearby fire extinguishers?


Also, I would like to say that I am very fond of the photos you are taking and I look forward to keeping updated.

Kate said...

I love the shoes! Beautiful shots, you're so skilled at photography.

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SADAI said...

Omg! Look at all of those goodies!!! I hope i can experience the souks for myself one day soon :)

Liana said...

Love the markets of any kind! These ones look like a treasure chest that I could spend all day in! Great pics and blog!!!

Milton Dawn said...

It is a place I have always wanted to go. It looks just how I picture the book 'The Alchemist'! Looks perfect, just how I pictured it!!!!

Californian said...

The shoes are cool.

Travel Bangladesh said...

This kind of local bazar is found in Bangladesh too. They have good deal too. Thank you

A good cup of Tea said...

good posting

Ceissa said...

I would probably buy some leather slippers.....
Very nice pictures...

Elizabeth de Carvalho said...

Hi!
I'm from Brasil.
I like you photos. I like how you use the shandows.
Love it!

FQ said...

Just happened to blog-hop. U take amazing pictures! Really wish I am at all those places to experience them myself . Keep it up!

Claire said...

These photos are wonderfull!!

Amrita said...

Hi Elizabeth, great to hear you 've been to India.

knk said...

looks great nice shopping mall

Adrienne said...

I've been to Morocco and when I look at your pictures it brings it all back.

I started a travel anything blog, would love any advice you can give.

thanks

Ola said...

A place from my dreams to shop at!;) Lovely pictures

Dinners and Dreams said...

I love the phots. Marrakesh is so beautiful!

Nisrine

Lynda said...

it looks so exotic.....beautiful

JuicyFig said...

I am wearing my Marrakesh slippers right now!

Kath
x

Esther said...

Great pictures! I would love to be caught in that type of labyrinth! So much to see, buy, covet! And so colorful!

haute.fika said...

awesome images! love it!

nomnomnibblies said...

lovely shot of the shoes! and nice shadows in all the photos :D and i love markets,, hope to visit one day...

Anonymous said...

i live in morocco and i like marrakesch
click here to learn more about marakesch :
http://tiny.cc/marakesch

Kyra K. said...

I bought an adorable pair of slipper for my daughter when I was in Marrakech....BUT, there an odd unpleasant odor that I've tried to eliminate with baking soda. Unfortunately, it's not working...any suggestions?

Melanie said...

The colors here are phenomenal. Love the light!

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Turfdraagster said...

Very much like the markets in Cairo. Sweet. Whats the square with the dancing cobras called? I can say that freaked me out....

Maya's Blogg said...

Been there and i loved it !
Going back fore a new visit soon ! :)

Maya's Blogg said...

Been there and loved it ! Going back soon fore a new visit !

L.C. said...

How inspiring! It's my dream to go to Morocco ! But, people are always saying really negative things about it. These pics make me want to go and get my own so I can prove them all wrong! Thnks :)

moroccomama said...

I'm only brave enough to go to the souks about twice a year, even though I've lived here all my life!
Thanks for linking to my little blog by the way, I appreciate it!
Best regards from Marrakesh,
Nora.

Lauralee said...

Hello! Looks like a fascinating place.

Apurva said...

wow! i actually felt like im right there as i read it.

excellent captures!

Drugstores Online said...

Love the beaded shoes! Wish you had a photo of the spices! They have wicked selection there. And rich fabrics..

Katrin said...

It is beautiful shops!!!
I am going to go in Marrakesh...

Msn Nickleri said...

nice site

splashfish said...

Oh I love it! i have to make a plan to get there!

Coffee Messiah said...

The World is an amazing place and once we accept the differences we all have, not to mention many common experiences, well, it should endear us to one another.

jo oliver said...

oh, this looks so cool. great post:)

Zeb said...

I enjoyed the pictures, and the positive comments about the site. Excellent... and thank you...

Christine Yarde said...

Looks like a fabulous place to discover little treasures!

O Protagonista said...

Fantastic, well done!
I did stay 2,5 years im Tunisia, the Arabic essence is the very same!
Nice pics, you have here!

Barrie said...

"A labrynth of delights..." I love it!

Hartley said...

Nice pictures! Just wondering, do they also call it a bazaar over there? I know that's what it's called in Iran (where my parents are from) and a few other places.

The Travel Couple said...

Awesome pics...keep them coming!

Kim said...

The photos are amazing. The colours and images pull me into your space. You don;t say much but rather let the photos speak.

Very nice work.

Nayab Alam said...

i love this!
were going to dubai soon(over the summer) and im really excited to see the gold souk!
im actually going to be posting videos and pictures up on my new blog..right now im going to post pictures of places weve already been too!

Ruby said...

this seems to be a very interesting place to visit...nice images..thanks for sharing!

Werepup said...

whoa. they first pic is the best =]

short anime said...

i like your blog and i will visit morocco isa

CherylK said...

I absolutely love the photo of the slippers! Well, I love them all but that is my favorite. How fun it would be to shop there!