Thursday, June 12, 2008


The airport in Marrakech - very early in the morning. Nothing to do except take pictures.
Feeling sad to be leaving Morocco.
In order to get to New York, you have to change planes somewhere.........

We decided to go through London where the 'tube' is, indeed, tubelike.........

Traveling back into the past through the woods is less stressful.
The woods of my childhood in Essex are more luxuriant than ever. I saw them for the first time in many years.

A path winds up the drive of Kenwood House in Hampstead.
So nice that the hoi poloi can now visit where important people once lived.We are given lots of fascinating imformation and look at the Vermeer and the Rembrandt.

When we finally get home to New York, I take a picture of lemons in a little bowl with calligraphy on it that I bought in Marrakech.
The rug is from Marrakech too........
it's hard not to miss places one loves..........


  1. Goodness me, which woods in Essex are those of which you speak? Cos I grew up on the fringes of Epping Forest, which I loved. One of the pleasures of visiting my Mum is the opportunity to travel the forest lanes and ponds.

  2. ((HUGS)) to you much I understand the leaving of a beloved place. May you return to your Marrakesh before vry, very long...But how lovely you got a little taste of London while on your journey. We hope very much to see Kenwood House when we go to London next month! Happy Days ((HUGS))

  3. The lush green of England is such a contrast to Marrakesh. Nice that you could spend some time in your native land.

  4. Sorry you are missing your beloved Marrakesh. Just been catching up with this blog. I spend so much time in Marrakesh that I miss out on this one. All interesting.

    The skies in Surrey and Essex look just about right! Glad you got to do your nostalgic walk.

    Well we are not enjoying our lovely June weather. Temps of 64f, wet, windy and cloudy. This is forecast for the next 5 days. Yuk.
    My poor roses that are just coming into bloom are taking a battering.
    Enjoy New York.

    Thanks for the info. on the books. Will look into it.

  5. I sit in my armchair, traveling with you.

  6. Welcome back to New York, Elizabeth. When you get settled, we will have to have tea. I am holding you to it!

  7. Welcome back to the US--just at the time I'm leaving my native soil to 'mind the gap' myself. I'll check in here as often as I can, after a day of walking in the woods and around Londontown.

    I'm glad you have a piece of Marrakesh to look at in NY. It helps.

  8. You get around girl!

  9. Changes are always painful. You will get along and keep on exploring life as you've done in Marrakesh.

  10. Ordinary things take on a special sentimental meaning, if they come from the places where we leave pieces of our hearts.
    May you find yourself surrounded by love and affection and sweet memories of your home in Marrakesh. I enjoyed taking part in your adventure, and am looking forward to your New York!

  11. I love the Marrakesh blog, but it will be just as fun to follow your writings and photos of New York.
    Being far from family is very hard and there are just times when you need to bend a bit and be together. I'll be heading back up to the states again next month as well.
    Take care.

  12. Hello Elizabeth. I followed you here from Marrakesh and can't wait for your New York updates and adventures. It's a city for shutterbugs, too - there won't be a dearth of interesting subjects, for sure.

    My blog's URL is Thank you so much for thinking of adding me to your roll. So very honored! :-)

  13. Awww...I'm certain Marrakech misses you also! You'll be back one day I'm sure. Lovely little lemons. A bitter end? They look sweet though. All will be sweet. In New York :)

  14. One thing seems certain: wherever you go, here we are.

    Welcome back, Elizabeth.


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