Only about six weeks until we go back to Morocco for me to lead a writing workshop, so I've been thinking about it a lot.
All sorts of images and memories from when we lived there and from way before that.
On the left, a mosque that almost tumbles into the sea on the coast north of Essouira. On the right the shadow and glitz of the souk.
We lived a rather simple sort of life -- our front door was on the right of the lower right picture -- deep in the medina. Marrakesh can be super-chic and glitzy, but it can be shabby-chic too.....and even rather gritty and down-at-heels. I loved its many different faces.
I could spend hours making collages. These images are all with walking distance of Djemma Elfna, the main square.
These last two make me smile: little oranges in a house with really traditional tiles, and a view of the foothills of the Atlas Mountains near my friend Jamila's house.
The writing workshop is being held at Peacock Pavilions just outside the city.
See the photos below taken by Holly Becker of Decor8
during her really successful design workshop.
Please contact me very soon indeed for more details about joining our small group.