1 Jun 2010

MY WORLD - Morrocan Souq


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I am still in Morocco for another 4 days before we fly back home to Brussels. This time my world was in Souqs ! A Souq is something you have to see to believe it. It's a kind of market but it isn't a market like we know. It is a mixture of very old houses, nearly ruins, or real treasures like here at the entrance



You can buy almost everything your heart wants








Sometimes you think the roof will fall on your head, but it stands there since centuries



the streets are very narrow and "all you can eat" people would have some difficulties to walk in there



Leather for sale



a nice roof to make some shade




My friend taking pictures





For a special meal





only small vehicles can go through



sometimes you go through an old door and find places like here



donkies or mules are the ideal transporters





another little street





still all handmade



"Babouches"




beautiful carpets



a bride carrier



The beautiful morrocan leather seats



and (again) exhausted tourists !

17 comments:

Thom said...

WOW...I never dreamed that the streets were that narrow. I mean I've known they are but to see actual photos is amazing. That dinner menu...hmmm...I don't know if I would like it but I would try it. And the other thing I notice is how colorful everything is and how old looking the buildings and such look. It's a fascinating contrast :) Looks like you and your friend are having a great time :) Continue to be safe :)

The Chair Speaks said...

Lovely buildings, architecture and souvenirs.

LadyFi said...

What a fascinating place. Lovely!

Luna Miranda said...

amazing! the details on those walls are stunning! i'd love to be in this market! so beautiful and exotic.

Luna Miranda said...

oh, are those goat's heads???

Gledwood said...

URGENT!! GATTINA if I could wire you some money, would you buy up those cows' heads?

I need them urgently. To put in my landlord's bed.

Maribeth said...

You two have certainly had an adventure! I leave tomorrow for Berlin. I will be posting daily.

diane said...

What an amazing place. Did you have Cow's head for dinner? So much to see you must have had visual overload. How much fun to be exhausted in such a way.

Sylvia K said...

Those streets are NARROW indeed! It looks as though you're having a marvelous time and I love all your pics! Thanks for sharing your trip with us! Such fun! One of those places I always wanted to visit! Enjoy and have a great week, Gattina!

Sylvia

A Lady's Life said...

Wow what fun. Ugh those sheep heads! I have a morrocan chair. I suppose they need to bring in products at night or early dawn when there are less people.Exploring is fun!

Loree said...

I am still drolling over the carpets and the leather goods. The souk looks like fun albeit quite crowded.

Dianne said...

you may be exhausted but you look wonderful
so much to see there!!
all the activity and history and all the color!!

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Oh , I haven't visited you for so long!! I will take the bride carrier!!!

Jientje said...

Beautiful colorful photos that brought back a lot of memories from when I was there!!

Melli said...

Are those also donkey HEADS for that special meal??? Ugh...

What an AMAZING place -- and what a wOnderful kind of exhaustion to have!

claudie said...

Must be something to walk through the souq!!!! argh!!! C'est quoi ces têtes d'animaux à l'étalage?! Pauvres bêtes!!!
as tu trouvé de beaux trésors à ramener?

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Looks like a very interesting market!!! I want a pair of those Babouches.

...but not that "special meal.... *giggles*