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... s & got taken to a school of the Koran, where only males are allowed to attend, then a rug maker where we saw them knotting the rugs in the looms, it really makes my day job look so easy, the amount of work that go into each piece, and how fast their fingers move creating the knots is unreal! Then to a garment shop where they where they weave the silk scarves and garments, Brook bought some nice silk shirts for the hot weather, we are supposed to be getting in Cuba. From ...
... work on everything from the intricately carved bronze doors of the royal residence, to the mosaics inside the courtyards of the residences in the Jewish quarter are stunning.
From the new city, we head over to the Medinah and get our first glimpse of the enormous exterior walls that surround this wonderful old portion of the city. We walk for 15 minutes to find our lunch spot, which is at a private home, deep within the maze of the old city alleyways. ...
... that was brought near the surface using water gates and then lifted the remaining distance with a livestock powered waterwheel. The room with the waterwheel was shaped to capture the condensation on the roof and channel it to internal gutters. Just one of several clever architectural decisions. Another one being the deliberate kinking of potential wind tunnels to slow external gales to an internal breeze while the doors were opened.
Next to this bountiful ...
... is why I encourage you to Google it! During our tour we also stopped in a leather tannery, which was fascinating. We were brought up to a terrace where we could see the whole tannery, and were handed some mint to hold under our noses to help mask the terrible smell of the tannery. They use everything from spices to pigeon poop to dye the skins they use to make leather, so the smell is pretty terrible. In the tannery we went ...
... for the visit to Essaouira the next day, this time by a Bus. Supr@tours, the bus company people, also seem to own the Railways in Morocco. The bus promptly left at its designated time of 8.30 am - thankfully, we covered the 200 odd km in less than 2 hours, with a 15 minute break at a roadside Inn in a market town enroute.
Essaouira - Sun, Sand and the Art
Essaouira is a sea side resort to the North East of Morocco, well known for its Artists, Fish port ...