Marrakech Medina

I spent last Monday wandering through the Medina with Thomas and Alison, a couple of friends from Seattle who are currently in Morocco for a few weeks. We explored the souks, toured the Ali Ben Youssef Medersa (the largest Islamic theological school in Morocco), and enjoyed “Scenes From Daily Life”, an exhibit of photographs of Moroccan history from the 1870s to 1950s at the Maison de la Photographie, one of the only photography museums in Morocco. There was also food and tea and sunshine-basking, as there should be.

A few photographs from the day:

One of many beautiful doorways in the Medina.

One of many beautiful doorways in the Medina.

 

Reflecting pool in the center of the Medersa.

Reflecting pool in the center of the Medersa.

 

Student's quarters.

Student's quarters. On display are a desk for study, a small stove and everything needed to make tea and tagine.

 

Decorative calligraphy.

Many surfaces throughout the medersa are covered with ornate calligraphy depicting scenes from the Qur'an.

 

2 Responses to “Marrakech Medina”

  1. Kevin says:

    I remember the Medina well. A charming old shopkeeper offered me 300,000 camels for my friend Milkana who is an absolutely gorgeously exotic and beautiful Bulgarian. His price was too low.

    Hugs to all!

  2. Marco says:

    Love the hardware on the door in the first shot. It is very ornate.