Following on from my other blog a few weeks back, I thought I would add some further images from my time in Marrakech…
This collection of images is pretty varied, but really demonstrates the contrast one can find in this wonderful city.. Everything from authentic street sellers, to the amazing religious buildings and the strong architecture of the kings palace.
I had walked for miles around the city (which I prefer to do, to find those bits which are out of reach and removed from the usual tourist scene) and stumbled on the outer walls of the Kings Palace.. The sun was strong and the deep blue winter sky filled the frame perfectly and really did make this shot. Within moments the sun had become overcome with cloud and the moment was gone.
Bahia Palace is certainly one of the highlights of a visit to the city… ringing with the click of camera shutters in my head, I wanted to shoot something different. Of course the palace is amazing and no wonder people take so many pictures.. but I needed to find something away from the ordinary.. so, sitting on the window, taking in the wonders of the decorative ceilings and just enjoying the scene, I was confronted with tour bus after tour bus of bored looking tourists. Thinking these groups were in fact spoiling my piece, I looked up and saw this tourist looking very bored, leaning against the wall – the picture was made!
I loved how these fellow travelers were not rushed and simply sat in the sun reading and taking in the scene before them at the Ben Youssef Medrassa… I was on a final stroll around the Medina, with just two hours before my flight departed back to London.. Nothing was really happening for me, it was really quiet in the Medina and the street vendors in the souks were only starting to open up, which afforded me the time to stand, enjoy and watch daily life. As I walked through a tiny alley, I cam across this fabric which had recently been dyed and was hung drying.. Now, having walked through this part of the Medina several times, I had not scene fabrics hanging like this. The fact it was early and the shade in the background had made it a early morning blue really set the shot.
Part Three of Marrakech will follow in a few days….