30 Apr 2013

le sud

we have returned from a week in the dry and dusty scapes of south-eastern morocco... my first time in that part of the country and oh what a pleasure it was to wander the ancient and labyrinthine kasbah, smell spices and tap our toes to local tunes at dusk, for fellowshipping with friends, making art, bargaining for handwoven rugs with an absolutely buoyant 15-month-old (the effect of so many bright colours I am sure) and buying freshly made mssemen from elderly ladies early in the morning... actually towards the end of our stay reu and I came down with a bug that had us vomiting and feeling generally wretched - but thankfully we're mostly recovered now. alex was blessed with his iron constitution and was able to spend a day and night exploring the sahara desert about a 7-hour drive from where we were based - his scenes of the old towns along the way, sand dunes, oasis, camels and bedouin acquaintances are so mesmerising and beautiful... truly, one leaves this place inspired by differences, sun-drenched, dreaming... 

13 comments:

  1. Oh Emily...you took me there, too with this post:) xoxoxo

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  2. Wow. What a vibrant location and little Reuben's hair in the first photo matches it perfectly! Gorgeous.

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  3. I have long been interested in Morocco above all other North African countries, and I love your photos. I want to see more! And also I want to see those " old towns along the way, sand dunes, oasis, camels and bedouin acquaintances".

    By the way, who is that masked man in photo #4????? :)

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  4. Seriously the photographs on this blog just keep getting better and better!
    I think your man should join the National Geographic soon!

    I am so curious about what you do when you go there and can't wait to hear stories about different encounters and experiences!

    Such a beautiful place.

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  5. Exotic palette, soft, strong, brilliant, heartwarming photos...dearest e.
    sorry to hear you and the lil one caught a bug :( glad your lil family is safe'n'sound!

    XO

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  6. Wow, stunning! What a privilege to be able to travel to such a remarkable part of the world (pity you were sick though - always happens to me).

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  7. These photographs are lovely, but the one of the sand dunes took my breath away. Stunning. Julie

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  8. Beautiful...so glad you're feeling better!

    ~Have a lovely day!

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  9. so happy you got to go and be with him there. R is getting so big, and walking about!?

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  10. This place looks like an exotic dream. Amazing that you were able to go (SO sorry you were sick!) What stories you'll have for little Reu!

    ps. My husband would appreciate your husband's beard/goatee :)

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  11. Amazing photographs! Thank you for taking us with you on this journey! So magical! Hope you are feeling better too!

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