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... sharpened any object that was brought to him. He worked out of a small space, less than 50 square feet, and turned a granite stone with his bare foot to sharpen against. People bring him a variety of things, from hand knives to scissors to hatchets and he sharpens them against the granite stone. He has been at that spot sharpening for over 40 years and he had a confidence in his craft but also a sweetness in interacting with us that made us like him right away. We watched people come ...
... granaries, royal stables, his tomb.
Our final sightseeing stop for today is the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. It is raining lightly, and the advantage of this is that the moisture brings out the colors in the ancient mosaics. They are much more vibrant than I have seen them on previous visits.
We check in at our hotel in Fez and take ...
... the new Fez and saw large streets and buildings and movie theatres etc. It has only been 3 days in the Fez Medina but you sort of forget about all of the things you normally see every day.
We took a 1 hour tour in a little electric car type thing which was driven by a 20 year old fellow who was born in Fez. He pointed out the Royal Palace of King Mohamed 6th which was surrounded by guards around the entire complex. It is one of three palaces he has ...
... a hank of silk looped over a nail which has been driven into a wall, the almost invisible thread stretching many metres to where he is teasing it into the finest filaments, using small battery-powered twisters.
The fabric is then woven on looms, the stripes of some of the silks alternating with camel's wool - taken from the caravans of camels from the Sahara – for added texture.Some use chenille or cotton yarn in a contrasting colour which enhances the fabric’s ...
... for the outside of the home to be very plain with no particular identifying features, but once inside the home is elaborate and always features a courtyard in the middle of the residence. This courtyard was spectacular and offered a sharp contrast to the hustle and noise just outside the outer walls of the residence with citrus and myrtle trees and many, many flowers.
Each room in the palace featured elaborate entry doors and contained ...