Sunday, 8 March 2009

Marrakech in March 4: Come with me..


.....to the kasbah and the Souks.
Through arches down winding lanes


lined with tiny shops full of amazing goods.
you can buy anything ...anything!
But you have to barter.

Nothing has a price tag.



It wasn't too busy when these pictures were taken but in the late afternoons and evenings the lanes were bustling with life.


Wall to wall people jostled with mopeds, bicycles, handcarts, donkey carts, shopkeepers and tourists.




'Hello beautiful Laydees, I make you nice price..'
'You like beads?
What you pay?'




I became an expert haggler...its just a game, and when I eventually got a very good price for a bag, we shook hands and both burst out laughing.


I really hope this isn't getting tedious.

I have lots more to share!

22 comments:

connie said...

Not a bit. I am looking forward to the next post. The beads look like a touch of heaven. How did you choose.

Robyn said...

I'm loving this trip Jackie! I love the arches and alcoves, the dingly dangly wares hanging in doorways and passageways, the carpets...everything! Did you shop til you dropped?

'fancypicnic' said...

I'm there with you...loving every second. Next time, keep a little room in your suitcase for me - I can diet to fit, honestly!

Glad you had a wondrous time xx

Textile Art Showcase said...

It is great fun Jackie - I rather wish I had been on the same trip. Marakesh has never been on the list of places I would like to visit but I think it might just be sneaking on the end!!!! Keep it coming!

kristin said...

tedious? never!!! it's been years since i was there and yet nothing NOTHING has changed. it's amazing really, isn't it? i'm sure i'm not the only one who will be looking forward to seeing some of your purchases. xxx

jude said...

thank you. this was fun!

Jenny said...

I can feel the atmosphere, look forward to the next instalment.

Robin Mac said...

This is wonderful, you must have drooled with excitement at all those marvellous goodies - how heavy was your suitcase coming home! Looking forward to some more photos. Cheers, Robin

Kitty said...

Not tedious at all ... it's fascinating. And the pictures are fab. x

Judy Scott said...

what wonderful images you have us all there with you, amazing inspiration!

Kayla coo said...

Inspiring Jackie,wonderful images.

Julie said...

Tedious? No way! So much temptation everywhere! I love all those hands hanging with the beads. I hope you're going to share the shopping :o)

sharon said...

I can hardly wait to see how your trip will affect your work. I have never been to Marrakech, but have been to Tangiers. The souk has to be experienced in real life, although all your wonderful pictures are giving us the flavor

Cindibee said...

Oh, those beads look like a dream! I think my husband would have a hard time dragging me away from that stall if I were there...

konnykards .. Musings of a Senior Citizen said...

Thank you again for sharing your great trip - I'm remembering visiting Soukhs in Tunisia - such wonderful sights, sounds, smells (good & bad!,never to be forgotten.
I must search out the old photo album! Connie.

Mary said...

I am loving all the photos! Don't stop posting them!

sesga loves 1950s said...

I'm loving all the photos ,they are sooooooooooooo Beautiful .Thanks for sharing .Love from sesga xx

ANNA said...

my daughter and I went to M last May and I love looking at your photos brings back happy memories of getting lost down the lanes. I'm sure I have a photo of the man with the flowers on his bike!!! Please keep them coming!!

WendyCarole said...

not fed up at all. My idea of heaven

cocoa and blankets said...

..........what I wouldnt give to be there with you...it looks wonderful...hope you brought extra suitcases to take all those wonderful treasures home...have a lovely time...Helen...you comment on my blog made my day...I often think that nobody looks at it as I dont get many comments...but maybe there are more people popping by than I know...you are always welcome and thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures

Jacky said...

Wow Jackie, looks like aladins cave, one can almost hear the sounds, smell the different odours, feel the atmosphere. what an experience.

Threadhead said...

What incredible pictures!Thanksk so much for sharing!



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