Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Peaceful Nap

How wonderfully color coordinated these friends are!

And here are Blinky, Ollie, Mondo -- and their mother's tail.
Nothing so much fun as jumping in and out of a basket!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Blue Doors/Essouira

Moulay Bouzerktoun is a small village about 25km north of Essouira.
Unlike in Marrakesh where the walls are pinkish, on the coast here the houses
are mostly white and the doors are blue. 

 In Essouira itself.

More of the same......

and even more....

Monday, May 10, 2010

Jamie Oliver and the Famous Butcher

I was recently staying with my daughter who often visited us in Marrakesh.
She said I must watch the English chef  Jamie Oliver's programme on Channel 4
"Jamie Oliver does Marrakesh"  (April 10th 2010)
There, lo and behold, was our friendly butcher from the Mellah market.
It was such fun seeing such a cheery and upbeat program celebrating Moroccan food.
Do watch it if you can and if you enjoy eating...........

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Madrassa Ben Youseff

     photo by Robert Schmid
The central courtyard seen from two different angles.
What a wonderful place this must have been to study and meditate.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Just outside our Door

Musicians often wander playing music in the derb.  Here is one right outside our house.

His music is haunting and lovely.

This shot was taken very early in the morning when few people are about. 
I think this man is on his way to the mosque.