Morocco: Texture

 

I finally made it to Morocco!  I will do a more detailed post soon, but here is a little sneak peek.  As a country, it is very difficult to sum up– one of the things that left the strongest impression on me was the infinite variety of texture.  There are tiles, stucco, studs, wovens, colored powders, animal skins, ceramics, wood, and cut tin everywhere you look.  And for every color and texture, there is a distinct smell: nutty argan, spices, fish markets, raw meat, exhaust from motos in the market… Prepare to be overwhelmed.

I loved Morocco, but I must admit at the end of particularly grueling days shooting in the deserts and markets, I was always completely relieved to enter the inner sanctuary of my Riad.  Inside it was quiet and the tiles were cool from the shade of the high walls, and all I could hear were the birds and a very distant call to prayer.

More soon…

2 Responses to “Morocco: Texture”

  1. Carole Mayne says:

    I’m so happy you got to go on this experience…a writer needs new fodder!! Did you get to the ocean and see the surf? ((-: Carole

    • laurenwood says:

      Hi Carole, yes! I went to Essaouria for a few days. The beach was incredibly windy, better for windsurfing than surfing… Hoping to get back to catch some waves there further south another time! Thanks for the comment!

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