Rooftop Terraces, Donkeys, Mosaics and Snails in Fez, Morocco
My mom and I visited Fez, Morocco, back in late March and I’m finally working on those photos. As I’m doing so I realized just how much I loved that city! It’s hilly, unlike flat Marrakech, which created some beautiful views. Plus the buildings were a pale yellow which was a nice change from the salmon-colored buildings common in much of the country.
We stayed at the absolutely amazing Dar Seffarine near Little Seffarine Square in the medina. It is a beautifully restored old house converted to a hotel, and looking at the photos of the restoration process you realize how lucky this house was to be bought by its current owners – a designer and an architect. From basically an old, dilapidated concrete structure to a intricately designed representation of centuries-old Moroccan living:
The photos tell the story of the town better than I can, so I’ll let them speak for themselves:
Local construction workers balancing on boards + a rooftop furry with weeds:
Fez City Hommes:
Can you find me?
Seeing symmetry in the shadow of the street light:
This is the courtyard of an old Islamic school:
Love these designs (I don’t know what the script says):
This poor donkey had his parking brakes on! After I took this photo the owner came up and unlocked him:
Delicacies for sale we found piled into a big wheelbarrow in the medina:
This cow was getting a shave (sorry for the graphic photo):
Our Happy Place, sipping some wine late afternoon on the rooftop terrace of our Riad:
City hills from our roof:
The tanneries of Fez — the smell is strong and bad so they give you sprigs of mint when you go up to watch them at work. Looks like yellow was the color of the day for dying the leather this day (those are the yellow items drying on the rooftops):
Local school that I basically think was kids sitting in a room as a photo op so tourists would donate money (which we did). They were so cute:
Two ladies making their way across the square:
This guy was checking me out from the next roof:
Just another self-timer, sitting in some gardens of Fez:
Cutest tiniest coffee:
AND EVEN MORE PHOTOS!!