Brimming Over

by ruthsmason

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Our overnight visit to Fes included a visit to the medina [the old city] and the souk [the market]. Images will tell more than I could in words as we followed our guide, Aziz, through the maze of shops and stalls to visit a tannery, a pottery making mosaic tables and fountains, a metal-work cooperative, a carpet showroom, and more…So, here goes!

the dying vats at a leather tannery

the dying vats at a leather tannery


the purses lining the walls of the shop

the purses lining the walls of the shop


carpets piled as all were encouraged to buy at least one

carpets piled as all were encouraged to buy at least one


headed out into the alleyways to see more

headed out into the alleyways to see more


metal workers set up outside

metal workers set up outside


a showroom of metalwork old and new

a showroom of metalwork old and new

today's mosaic makers

today’s mosaic makers

arranging figs...

arranging figs…

Can you tell that colors, smells, textures, sounds and images were brimming over? Fes was a feast. So many things piled up or hung on walls, modern mosaics for your buying pleasure.

On the way back to the ship in Casablanca, the bus stopped at a man-made lake. On the opposite side of the street was this striking display of red onions and squash. So, I will leave you for now with these images. Not much history; few dates or facts. My mementos of Morocco were all about the five senses.

rural fare

rural fare