Marrakech


Marrakech, Morocco is a place that stimulates me like no other place in Morocco. As I walk around aimlessly in the intricate streets, the colour and vibrancy consumes me. Hypnotised by all the local people calling me in, wanting to show me all of their beautiful handcrafted, hand-painted, sculpted and sewn treasures. All of my senses working overtime, seeing, smelling, hearing, tasting and feeling all things Moroccan.
The air littered with the scent of fresh spices, bursting with ornaments and people as far as the eye can see. Dodging motorbikes and animals as I inevitably get lost deep inside the Medina; an old town truly from another time.
Hearing the sound of prayer pour over the country six times per day, mixed in with the tooting of horns and the greetings of those amazing locals. “Hola”, “Hello”, “Bonjour”, “ssalamū ‘lekum" as they desperately swap between languages searching for my preferred to allow us to converse.
In Morocco, I am never alone. Surrounded by an eclectic mix of personalities, every encounter an adventure. The streets almost impossible to navigate, immediately accepting that losing my way is all a part of this journey.  I simply wander in awe, amazed how somewhere so chaotic and crazy can somehow function in such harmony. I have entered another kind of world.
Come get lost with me in Marrakech, Morocco. 
A local man in Gueliz, Marrakech Morocco. He walks in the city and is surrounded by pink walls and lush trees
A group of young boys standing in amongst a crowd of people in front of the famous Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech, Morocco. One of the boys is wearing a vegetable tanned moroccan leather bumbag
A local man walking on the outside of the old city walls in Marrakech Morocco. The walls are pink in colour and the floor is rocky
Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakech, Morocco
A girl stands in Marrakech Gueliz wearing a vegetable tanned Moroccan leather backpack, she is next to the Yves Saint Laurent museum in Marrakech
The streets of Gueliz a man sits and eats his lunch on a corner, he is in Marrakech Morocco and the walls are completely painted pink
A cluster of people in Marrakech, Morocco just outside the traditional Medina, a man is wearing a jilaba and is on the mobile phone. there are palm trees
The Spice Market inside the Marrakech Medina. there are many handmade baskets and african weaved baskets
A girl sits on a roof terrace eating lunch in Marrakech on top of Jemaa el Fnaa
vegetable tanned Moroccan leather duffle bags in the workshop in Morocco. They bags are almost finished
A building in Marrakech Morocco, The walls are coloured pink, there are two very tall palm trees
Inside the workshop where Moroccan leather artisan produces vegetable tanned Moroccan leather bags, there is a sewing machine and a small collection of leather and kilim carpet samples
Vintage Moroccan carpet  strips ready to be used on our vegetable tanned moroccan leather bumbags. This picture is taken inside the workshop in Marrakech, Morocco
A boy stands in the largest square in Africa, he is in front of Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech and he is wearing a hat, a white shirt and a vegetable tanned Moroccan leather bag
Come get lost with me