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Our first day in Marrakech

January 8, 2014

After all the troubles I had been through to get to Marrakech (see previous post), I was well excited and eager to go out and explore, with a camera in hand. It was now Christmas day and I was staying with my husband and his family in a Riad (a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an internal garden or courtyard) in Bab El Khemis, a very traditional neighbourhood.

Papyrus plant, at the house’s courtyard. It’s the plant the Ancient Egyptians used to make their “paper”.

Planning our outing for the day.

There’s hundreds of decorated doors everywhere.

Texture has always caught my eye and there was loads to look at in Marrakech, marking the passage of time and its effects on our objects.

Come on in. Or maybe not.

In Morocco non-Muslims cannot visit the mosques. Funnily enough, this is a rule that was implemented by the French, when the ruled the country.

What I wore on Christmas day: Coat – H&M (via Ebay), Shoes – Carvela, via TK Maxx, Dress– Mod Dolly (get it here, it’s handmade in London), Headband – H&M

A lot of people decorate their vehicles, which I found extremely interesting.

So these are only a few photos I have taken while out and about. I’ll be posting more as we go along…