Thursday, April 2, 2009

Lost in Marrakech, Loud and Soft





I loved the high energy and the fast pace of the souks, explosion after explosion of color, motorbikes and ongoing commentary from every shopkeeper you'd pass but the winding, hidden alleys of the Medina in Marrakech were our favorite places. They offered an incredible, peaceful respite from the intensity of the souks and main thoroughfares...we made wrong turns all day, trying to get lost a little, looking for nothing in particular except whatever came our way or quietly passed us by.












To illustrate the feeling further, a little clip from my favorite Sesame Street character, Roosevelt Franklin, (or maybe this is just a stretch, because I love this clip so much):

18 comments:

Tartelette said...

Wonderful post and colors! Perfect before going to bed...lively dreams!

el isman said...

Great destination.Morocco.Have u been to Casablanca?

heidi said...

may as well just confess right now, that I swiped the pick of the black cat in the orange alley. I am going to use it on something, somewhere, someday. ( And give you full credit, of course :-) xoh

Maryann said...

The colors are amazing!

littlebyrd said...

Really beautiful pictures!!!

Vana said...

I know for fact i would fall in love with a place like this. The textures in all the pictures along with the colors would be the oxygen to carry me on. I really miss such beauty. Why is it so BLAH where i live?

willow said...

Oh. Wow. I was going to chose my favorite pic, but just couldn't. They're all marvelous!!

P. said...

These pictures are so beautiful - I can almost imagine myself there. This post is going to kill Elizabeth with nostalgia and longing...

lazysundae said...

your photos make me want to go! what a perfect way to relax after the busy-ness of paris - getting lost in dark alleys w/ your sweetheart :)

Mrs.French said...

first....your photos remind me of a beautiful, romantic movie...gorgeous!

second...where oh where has Roosevelt Franklin gone? today's ss seems to have lost him...thanks for the hilarious reminder...xo t

onesilentwinter said...

Beautiful, and getting lost well you do it perfectly- love how you see things deb!

please sir said...

Amazing...the colors are just pure delight!

Julia said...

There's so much color here! I love all the alley ways too!

Anonymous said...

i like the picture with jim and the kitty.

cindy* said...

haha, i love this...i should use that method of teaching at school tomorrow, "now we all know the difference between loud and soft..." awesome.

and the pictures...amazing!

Melissa de la Fuente said...

"Do it! Roosevelt! Hm!" These shots are gorgeous....I love the one of Jim taking a moment to pet the little cat, the doorways and the implied contrast of "loud" and "soft"....I also love this clip and you! Have a great weekend hun!
xo
Melis

limonana said...

absolute beauty in every corner! can you hear me sighing with longing? you should hear it, it's loud.

hmstrjam said...

look at those little cats!! i'll scoop up that little black one- he's probably up to no good...

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