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mosaic road
Morocco
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Well it doesn’t exist here but the Food Motorbike does. Here are pictures of fresh produce...pomegranates and citrus fruits ....being sold literally off the back of the bike. The third photo of a motorbike adorned with fluffy green fernery has on board a big pot of soup to sell to... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at mosaic road
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Cake eating and coffee drinking can be hobbies, right ? I am declaring that they can be and I will do my utmost to pursue these hobbies to the max no matter what country I am in or what the time of day. Mid afternoon in Marrakech is perfect for... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at mosaic road
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Lots of the lanes and alleyways in the Marrakech Medina are impassable for cars and trucks so deliveries come by barrow, handcart, donkey and other assorted means. Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at mosaic road
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In Spain, in Toledo, I came across a dusty messy woodwork studio with a very old man beavering away with chisels and timber. He had this little birdie in the entrance....maybe a finch ? He spoke no English but invited me in to see a second bird . The shop... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at mosaic road
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A lot of cats seem to be riding motorbikes these days....purring along the alleyways of the Medina ! Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at mosaic road
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Some days, for no apparent reason, one colour just stands out as I meander Marrakech. Yesterday was a green day and every shade of this primary colour was on show in the Medina. This place is known as the red city for good reason as every variation from dusky pink... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at mosaic road
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My trips into the Medina are not dominated by bargaining and shopping but by the sweet stray street cats. I talk to many of them, take their photo and sometimes pick them up. It’s hard being an animal lover here and I will never walk past cruelty no matter what... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at mosaic road
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How lovely to see a restaurant with their own herb garden and citrus trees....I had an al fresco lunch at The Red House today in Marrakech....highly recommend it too ! Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at mosaic road
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Carpaccio presented in the prettiest way possible !! Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at mosaic road
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These mountainous deliveries of wool are not an uncommon sight in Marrakech. The enormous creamy coloured skeins are delivered by barrow and then will be dyed and woven. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at mosaic road
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This expression usually means some sort of hidden activity is taking place . These covert kitties have found a perfect spot for some secretive people watching and cat napping. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at mosaic road
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This expression usually means some sort of hidden activity is taking place . These covert kitties have found a perfect spot for some secretive people watching and cat napping. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at mosaic road
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I live in a country that where rug making and rug selling is a traditional way of life. I could fill every room to the roof on any given day with Moroccan rugs and carpets. So, of course I bucked the system !! I bought a little vintage rug in... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at mosaic road
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I know it’s hunting season (and that makes me feel sick) in many places but here is one lucky deer that made an escape ! I found this pretty Bambi modelling a scarf in the Medina. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at mosaic road
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I think I saw nearly as many cats as tourists when I was in the Medina the other day. Some of the stall owners put our food for them which is lovely to see. I must confess I picked up a couple of kittens for a cuddle. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at mosaic road
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The Medina was pretty packed yesterday as it was a public holiday. People were everywhere eating and sightseeing but not really buying ! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at mosaic road
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Being Australian I am used to big outdoor spaces. Our homes are all about patios and verandahs and gardens. Even apartments have enormous windows in order to bring the outdoors in. In Europe’s old towns things are pretty different. The historic buildings have smaller Juliet style balconies yet they are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at mosaic road
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Lots of European countries down tools in the middle of the day for a long lunch and a siesta. Spain closes down it seems from about 1 till 4. No shops open at all meant my shopping in Toledo was purely window shopping, peering into little shops with dusty windows... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at mosaic road
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There’s a lot of music in Toledo...as I wandered the cobbled alleys I could hear wafts from many houses and then as I got closer to the high tourist area buskers seemed to be in full swing. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at mosaic road
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One door ....but all bases covered (or keeping a foot in both camps).... a Hand of Fatima door knocker and a Catholic religious icon . Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at mosaic road
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The church bells were ringing all over town as I wandered the alleys yesterday in Toledo. It’s a beautiful little town. Our air BnB is very central, I can walk down the many steep steps , then out the massive wooden door and be immersed immediately in 2000 years of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at mosaic road
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A lot of people who know me will agree that I have long been a lover of all things French....starting probably as far back as my school days. I really need to thank my French teacher for this. Madam Stuckey really drilled my vocabulary into me....standing me in good stead... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at mosaic road
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Autumnal garden glory....happy purple butterfly adds even more beauty to this French paradise ! Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at mosaic road
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When you live an idyllic life in rural France, you do experience every season in all its glory....including a cold, cold winter. Stashing firewood is key to keeping those home fires burning. The homegrown veggies harvested over summer are stored and then always on hand to use for warming soups... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at mosaic road