Sunday, July 30, 2017

Morocco: Tour of Medina (Fez), part 6


Perhaps I must tell you now that my documentation of my tour of medina of Fez is not chronologically arranged/posted. I was cherry picking to coincide with either Skywatch or Our World Tuesday.

Anyway, in this edition I must show you that earlier in the day we were ushered into a beautiful covered courtyard of a riad, for a little rest, a drink of mint tea and the much needed bathroom break.

This riad (a traditional Moroccan house or palace with interior courtyard or garden) is another architectural gem. We were welcomed by a gracious host, asked to sit down and rest, pointed to the restroom, and immediately men started to bring us tea.

A few moments later, the man asked if he could show us some carpets and rugs. No pressure to buy. Several people in the tour were interested in getting carpets. The bigger ones were shipped by the seller so no worries for the tourist. The smaller ones were packed so tightly and so neatly that in the end they were like the size of a manila folder, but bit bulkier.

I was not among those who were interested in buying. I was interested in photographing the beautiful courtyard. Again every inch or the wall, the floor, the ceiling is covered in tiles or carvings or something simply beautiful.

Let me show you.

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Even the bathroom stalls have gorgeous doors.

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Lunch was included in this tour of the medina. For lunch we were taken to a beautiful restaurant, another riad turned restaurant. The restaurant was empty at first, but once we were all seated, diners not part of tour groups started to come also, and throughout the meal more and more people came in. I bet this was one of the popular places to eat here.

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The ceiling, I was more interested in heeding the call of the stomach than taking photos.

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We were served a variety of appetizers. Bottomless too, they will refill any of the dishes upon request.

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Tagines were popular choice.

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Camel tagine.

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Kefta tagine.

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This is my chicken couscous. I finally got couscous!

MY WORLD TUESDAY


18 comments:

  1. I still wonder how on earth they managed to create this kind of buildings.

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  2. The carpets look beautiful and mirror in some small way the magnificence of the surrounding walls of the building. The textures and designs are stunning in their intricacies and a testament to the capabilities and artistry of human kind!

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  3. So pleased you took some close ups of the tiled walls. Just magnificent.

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  4. What beautiful blues in the architecture!

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  5. Lovely journey you are having ~ wonderful photos of a beautiful place ~ ^_^

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  6. Wonderful tiles and food - brings back memories of Turkey.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  7. The intricacy of these designs is stunning. Wow - such artistry!
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/07/pm-paddle-on-lake.html

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  8. The designs are more than the eye can take in with one glance. Amazing!!

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  9. Every single thing on this tour (including the food) seems to be a work of fine art! Just beautiful. (I would never know whether your posts were in chronological order or not and I venture to say that would be true for most of your (envious ;>) readers! Thanks for taking us along on your trip -- in any order.

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  10. Such extraordinary decoration, it's like nothing I've ever seen.

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  11. Hard to believe this is a privately owned building. It looks like a palace. I love how the food was arranged. My husband would like to try the camel tagine. #OurWorldTuesday

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  12. Thank you for sharing this. The closest I've gotten to Morocco has been the display at Epcot. It is on my bucket list-- I'm intrigued with the food and the presentation ..

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  13. Wow - such beautiful handiwork!

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  14. Miracles you showed. These pictures made me a huge taste for these dishes.
    Regards:)*

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  15. Everything is indeed intricate. How long must each of those walls and ceilings have taken to make? The patience it took? Humans can be so amazingly talented sometimes. :)

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