Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Vanishing Marrakesh

Dusk falls over the big square which isn't square at all but sort of kite shaped.

In the early morning Djemma Elfna is almost deserted. At night it is exotic and strange.

There are snake charmers, food sellers and story tellers. Needless to say, I can't follow a tale in Deriga (the local dialect) though the rapt attention paid the teller of tales convinces me that I'm missing something wonderful. So  The Last Storytellers by Richard Hamilton came as a joy. There is a sweetness and a magic to these tales spiced with gruesomeness of Grimm and  the bawdiness of A Thousand and One Nights. The pure of heart mostly triumph as they should. Most of the stories were new to me and I gobbled the book up in one day. Highly recommended!

A blessed and joyful Ramadan to all our friends  in Marrakesh.


Marja said...

Thanks for the tip and Your pictures are magic

Umihoney said...

Thank you for sharing the lovely pics and I'd love to read those stories too.

Magia da Inês said...

º° ✿✿♥ ° ·.
Passei para conhecer o seu blog...amei!!!
Você é muito talentosa.
Boa semana!
º° ✿✿♥ ° ·.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Wonderful photos, I really love Marrakesh and enjoyed time spent there.
Thanks for visiting Thistle Cove Farm and, you are correct, it has been a fabulous trip!

Ruth said...

I can feel the excitement of breaking the fast in your gorgeous photographs!

The book sounds great.

Elizabeth F. de Oliveira said...

The pics are so beautiful, the exotic place is pure poetry.
I wish I could be there.

Jenny Woolf said...

Lovely photographs. I will check out the book, it sounds like something my daughter would love.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Thought I had commented on these photos a long while ago, but maybe not! Lovely mellow ambience in the marketplace by night!

Chris said...

You take some awesome pics and seem to have an awesome camera!