Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Marrakech and Essaouira

Happy hump day! Hope your week is going well so far. Thought I'd share some more of my recent trip. I have to say, it was all pretty fantastic but, to be honest, a little harrowing at times too. More on that soon ;)

While in Marrakech we checked out the souks and had a road trip to Essaouira, as part of our  Instant Love polaroid workshop. I have to admit, I'm not one for "bartering" or "haggling" when it comes to shopping, so I only dabbled in the shopping experience. Here are some of the colourful sights I saw and shot....

Shopping around the souks.

Cafe des Epices was a calm place to hang out after all the chaos in the souk. 

This place was so beautiful, and much calmer than Marrakech. A perfect break.

Oranges were definitely in season. Loved the orange peel "garlands" at every fruit stand. 

Whew...that was a lot, but there was just so much to shoot!  Again, I do plan to post more on Flickr as soon as I get a chance. 

Have a great day! 


lisaroyhandbags said...

your pics are beautiful! I'm not one for haggling much either so I haven't done it at the souks here in Dubai either. I wish there were more "authentic" places around here to experience instead of all the flash and bling.

bluehydrangea said...

Amazing!! Your life makes my life look super boring!!

Caroline @trend-daily said...

The alley way and boat shots are my favourites! What a stunning place. I hope to go one day:-)

elisa said...

gorgeous, wow, essaouira looks like my kind of place. i love those orange-peel garlands too, i must try it! x

Heather Cameron said...

it's come to this. I have to read about your adventures through your blog. sigh. How did we ever manage to get so busy.
I'm in love with that Peacock Pavilion. Looks absolutely lovely.
The cat is my favorite shot. I'd drink out of that water too! but is that rose must be!

Natasha Calhoun said...

Oh, how beautiful ... love all these colours and textures. These places look wonderful!

Designwali said...

wow...i really need to drag someone to take this trip with me!

Jane said...

What gorgeous photos - makes me want to visit!

Lady Grey said...

Beautiful images!
I remember feeling that way about Morocco when we backpacked through it... incredibly beautiful but daunting and overwhelming at the same time. Truly an incredible experience.

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

oooohhhh sooooo jealous! love your images darl xx

Danie at Pasadya said...

I'm a terrible haggler. Really love all the colors you captured, Janis! ...And Essaouira...what a beautiful place.

Amy Walters said...

Cafe Epices looks incredible. Your photographs are so captivating, Janis. I feel like I'm travelling right there with you....and I am loving every moment of it ;)

JeffShan said...

Adore these photos, I can't wait to visit myself one day!!

shellie said...

wow janice those pictures are beautiful. i love the one with the boats. what a trip.

Danielle Hardy said...

What a beautiful trip. I can't get over all of the colors. It's just stunning!

Vintage Home said...

So the colour & rhythm of the boat pic!

Rosa @ Flutter Flutter said...

It looks like such a fabulous trip Janis! Curious about the "harrowing" part.

Tan said...

You're making me want to go back!

One question, how did you take pictures with people in them and not get yelled at? When I asked, the answer was almost always no. WHen I didn't and they just happened to be in the picture I would get yells or glares. No fun

ordinette said...

Marrakech looks so spell-binding! It would be the perfect trip for me in this time of the year!
have a great day

Meesh @ I Dream of Chairs said...

Oh, so much glorious colour! I bet it was hard to put your camera down. said...

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