Marrakech


March 2013

Our impressions of Marrakech: cheerful birds chirping every morning, proud Arabian horses, storks nesting on the walls, hundreds of swallows; endless gardens, fleur d'orange, white fruit trees in the Ourika Valley, ancient olive groves, sea of flowers, violet Jaracanda trees, water fountains full of rose leafs; flat Moroccan bread, sweet date milk, refreshing mint tea, scented orange butter; genuine hospitality, veiled women, men in Jalabiya, busy life in colorful souks, fragrant spices, lonely shepherds, overcrowded donkey carts, chewing camels, green horse carriages; intensive colors and red sunsets, oriental koran school, historical Bahia Palace, tourist groups at the Saadi tombs, dying palm oasis, snowy Atlas Mountains, Berber villages made of mud; surprisingly maginificent riad courtyards, handmade mosaics on floors and walls, medieval fort around the medina, daily calls of the muezzin from the minaret and much more.


Teatime in Hotel Namaskar


View to Marrakesch


Daily market in the medina


Sparrow are coming regularly to breakfast


Dates on market, photo from our friend Dario


Iron souq


Beautiful wooden frames


Garden of La Mamounia


Thoughtful Arab


Riad Bahia


Afternoon Tea in Royal Mansour


On the terrasse of La Sultana


Maroccan Interieur


The garden of painter Majorelle


Arabic horse at Selman


Inner courtyard in the medina


Typical bird of Marrakech


Jalaba dress


Restaurant in Selman


Entrance into La Mamounia


Typical stucco wall


The barbier of Marrakech


Berber with goats


In Kasbah district


The birds could hardly wait for breakfast


Ourika valley with view to Atlas Mountains (up to 4165 m high)


In the garden of Kasbah Tamadot


Störks are revered in Marocco


Donkey carts and carriages are still visible in Marrakech


Enchanted garden of La Mamounia


Looking forward to return