FIELD NOTES: MOROCCO / THE STREETS V.1

21 November 2015

The streets are always crowded. Feet slapping, donkeys braying, men shouting, boys running up and down holding huge bottles of water, bags of food, or simply kicking a football between friends. The streets are always alive. The sun caresses covered heads, bald heads, heads boasting mounds of curls, brown locks, blonde hair; hats; scarves and everything in between. Tourists, natives, travellers, visitors, everyone piles together in a moving mass of pulsing hearts, wide eyes and sweating skin.
There is no time to stop, no moments free to be snatched into your grasp, you are constantly on the move. To stop and look around, to pause and snap a photo would mean getting knocked to the side, hit by a donkey's head, or bowled over by a running cart's wheels. This is Fes: roaming with animals and people, devoid of cars; the old, walled city. Welcome to the streets.

10 comments:

  1. THE PHOTOS. THE COLOR. SO, SO BEAUTIFUL. It looks so vibrant and so energetic, and I love your photos so, so much Hawwa.

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH SHANNELLE. It definitely was beautiful and colourful and vibrant and energetic and HOT.

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  2. THIS POST. THESE PHOTOS. *silently stares for a very long time* This is such a post of utter fantasticness. :')

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    1. THIS COMMENT. YOUR LOVELINESS. <3

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  3. YOUR PHOTOS ARE BEYOND AMAZING! They really capture the spirit of the town and they perfectly match the description you wrote. The combined effect of your words and pictures is beautiful :-)

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  4. Finally. ;)

    SWEET LORD, THE COLORS.

    Both your photographs and words really re-create that old world atmosphere and GOD, SO MUCH WANDERLUST. <3

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  5. Oh, what a living, dancing city. I think perhaps the places most pulsing with humanity are the ones that stay with us the longest - and you've captured such gorgeous snapshots of the moments amongst and in between the madness. Yet another place to add to my endless wanderlust list, it appears. xx

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  6. I love how authentic these photos are, instead of typical monuments you opted for something so much more beautiful and natural, and goodness the colours are gorgeous!

    safah - oh, how i wander. | ohowiwander.wordpress.com

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  7. Gorgeous! Also love the writing. What a talent!

    PS I write this from my room in Magdalen College, Oxford! Had two interviews today and another tomorrow!

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  8. These streets look very similar to our streets! You've captured their essence so well. <3
    Minaali
    The Snap Narrative

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