I've been on Morocco since the end of June and will be here for one more week. I have taken a lot of pictures and already uploaded a few of them.
I wanted to share them with you, any comments, sugestions or critics will be welcome! (Sea of sand and Ait Benhaddou are pictures from a previous trip to this country)
You can see here a gallery that I made with this pictures:
Thank Im glad you like them, it is a really beautiful country,
Right now is 41º C (105 Fahrenheit) and the lowest temperature of the day is 30º (86 F) and all the days are the same! Also, Ramadan has started so the shops are closed for most part of the day, so, as I am suffering this temperatures I need to use the time that I have left to visit some more and to take some more shots!
Yeah, I think my next destination will be colder!
I just uploaded one picture from my previous trip to Morocco, it was on december and I have to say, it was a much better month to travel to a desertic country.
they're amazing! i lived in the arabic world for a very long time and all i thought to myself that it wasn't a very beautiful place, until you showed me these images and made me rethink. they are beautiful.
I left Morocco yesterday and returned home(?). Dont know yet where Im going next...
It is an amazing country with a lot of different landscapes, the last days were Ramadan and it was really interesting the atmosphere, the people on the small town where I lived where very friendly, they saw that I was a foreigner and they started to talk with me just for curiosity, a lot of them invited me to their homes to take a tea.
I will have to return because I still a lot of places to see (Essaouira and the Ouzoud falls are on my list)
I couldnt work a lot on Morocco with the pictures I was taking because, with the heat, a lot of times when I runned lightroom the computer just shuted down.
Here I bring a new one, and probably will add a few new ones on the next days.
A photograph of Ait Benhaddou much closer in, reflected in the creek that flows at its base (probably only flows in the winter though), and at sunset would be awesome. I know its a much photographed spot, but one of these days I plan to be there... Hope you are enjoying your trip.
If you are looking for a much colder country to photograph next...try Alaska in January. Kidding of course. You'd hunt me to the ends of the Earth after that experience, especially after Morocco. ;o)
Morocco is an exotic gateway to Africa; its mountains, desert and coast are populated by Berbers and nomads, and its ancient medina lanes lead to souqs and riads.
Lyrical landscapes carpet this sublime slice of North Africa from Saharan dunes to the peaks of the High Atlas.
Moroccan people remain closely connected to the environment. The nomadic southern ‘blue men’ brave the desert’s burning expanses in robes and turbans, with mobile phones in hand. Likewise, traditional life continues – with tweaks – in the techniques of Berber carpet makers, in date cooperatives, in medina spice trading, and in the lifestyles in industrial cities like Casablance, ports like Essaouira and mountain hamlets.
Often exotic, sometimes overwhelming and always unexpected, Morocco's ancient centres are bursting with Maghrebi mystique and madness: the perfect complement to the serene countryside. When you hit town and join the crowds, you follow a fine tradition of nomads and traders stretching back centuries. Unesco has bestowed World Heritage status on medinas including Fès, the world’s largest living medieval Islamic city, and the carnivalesque Djemaa el-Fna in Marrakesh.
Meeting the Moroccan people involves nothing more than sitting in a cafe and waiting for your mint tea to brew. The trick is to leave enough time to watch the world go by with the locals when there’s so much else to fit in.
Gary, there are so many pictures of Ait Benhaddou because it is an incredible place. Im looking forward for that photo that you described! If I go to Alaska this winter I would have a difference of almost 85 degrees celsius between summer and winter... I think I would explode haha. But Alaska is on my list, so, someday!
Christine, I wouldnt had explained better what Morocco is like. It is my third time on that country and the first one that I spent so many time and not in one of the biggest and touristic cities and I could tell the difference. It was an amazing experience.
I really like your painting!