The streets of Marrakesh

By ColleenA
Good morning....
The name Marrakesh originates from the Amazigh (Berber) words mur (n) akush which means "Land of God". It is the third largest city in Morocco after Casablanca and Rabat. It lies near the foothills of the snow capped Atlas mountains. It is a few hours from the foot of the Sahara Desert.
The City is divided into two distinct parts...The Medina, the historical city and the new European modern district called Gueliz or Villa Nouvelle.
We toured the modern part of the city yesterday and visited beautiful gardens and interesting buildings. I thought I would start off with street scenes today..
V1 is a pedestrian shopping mall
In V2..This guy was drinking water and must have noticed my camera...just caught him glaring at me, fortunately we were in a taxi...
V3 one of my favourites...some ladies in a crowded bus ...The other versions are all street scenes from the modern part of the city.
Have a nice day....GrinGrin

Tags: Marrakesh Landscape and travel

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17 Jun 2014 8:35AM
An interesting set of images, Colleen - they give a good insight into life in Marrakesh.
Excellent pictures.


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Nikonuser1 Plus
5 149 16 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 8:44AM
Interesting set of images Colleen, well capture, the chap in V2 looks a bit unhappySmile

17 Jun 2014 8:54AM
Excellent set Colleen,
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
17 Jun 2014 9:04AM
A fine set, Colleen, looking forward to seeing some of the Moroccan gardens and the different flowers that grow there. Carol
widtink Plus
5 406 2 Scotland
17 Jun 2014 9:17AM
Lovely set Colleen . That is on place i would love to visit SmileSmile

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 9:20AM
great set of even more of your travels
is V3 and 9 the same?
has to be the look you are getting in V2 ...classic shot
17 Jun 2014 9:21AM
A really interesting view into Moroccan life Colleen, I love V11 with all the coloured spicesSmile

PhilT2 Plus
8 443 29 England
17 Jun 2014 9:32AM
V2 and V3 are outstanding images Colleen............a fine series of street shots...and so different to London
ColleenA Plus
5 350 5 Australia
17 Jun 2014 9:45AM

Quote:Great set of even more of your travels
is V3 and 9 the same?
has to be the look you are getting in V2 ...classic shot

Yes mistake...hubby was hassling me to lay his clothes out for the epz time can you believe it....also tried to upload V2 as my lead pic but it wouldn't upload
17 Jun 2014 10:00AM
a fine set gives a good flavour of the place happy days

17 Jun 2014 10:22AM
A fabulous set Colleen, i'm loving seeing the world through your photos GrinGrin

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 10:25AM
Great scenes Colleen, I can almost smell the spices and other aromas.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 10:31AM
Great to get a varied picture of Marrakesh - just as I'd expect with the colour and crowds in V1.
I often forget to use flash when capturing faces but I daresay you wouldn't have time to think about it
in V2 taken from your taxi.
I love V3 with the figure on the platform making it!
The carpets and fabric patterns V 7, and V11 are wonderful to see also.
Lucky you.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
17 Jun 2014 10:36AM
Great tour you have given us of Marrakesh Colleen. V11 is great, fantastic colours.
A great colourful set

senn Plus
6 5 1 Belgium
17 Jun 2014 11:59AM
delightful street views here Colleen, .. like particularly V2 and V11
mikbee Plus
10 3 8 Scotland
17 Jun 2014 12:24PM
A good tour of the place here Colleen.
A colourful set.
17 Jun 2014 12:50PM
A very interesting and colourful reportage, Colleen!!!
17 Jun 2014 1:47PM
Love the silks here on sale in V10 looks busy Colleen great to have a tour around here

Patty GrinGrinGrinGrin
17 Jun 2014 2:55PM
What a wonderful set. Great info too. I really, really like V3 and V10
17 Jun 2014 3:15PM
Great city life scenes of Marrakesh Smile
Did you also travel into the Atlas Mountains

ali63 Plus
5 775 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 3:19PM
Super images Colleen GrinGrin

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
17 Jun 2014 3:24PM
A great set, Colleen, brings back memories off when I was there Smile
Trev Smile
17 Jun 2014 3:43PM
Excellent set. Thanks for the introduction of the city and taking through it. Nice feeling. Have a great time
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 4:26PM
Wonderful colours in these images.Smile
17 Jun 2014 4:41PM
Wonderful, our visit to Marrakesh has started. Thanks Colleen.

Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
17 Jun 2014 4:42PM
Tremendous series Colleen of the sights of Marrakesh. Particularly like the riot of colours seen in V11.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinSadSadGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
5 350 5 Australia
17 Jun 2014 4:58PM

Quote:Great city life scenes of Marrakesh Smile
Did you also travel into the Atlas Mountains


Yes just arrived back from the mountains. Will process and upload some on Thursday.
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
17 Jun 2014 5:01PM
Excellent work Colleen, a lovely set. I do like V3 a lot.
shokran (thank you in arabic).

17 Jun 2014 5:53PM
An excellent set Colleen, but I'm giving my UA tonight to V3. What a great comp' with fascinating characters, a brilliant crop too. HAVE FUN!!!Smile

ade123 Plus
5 284 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 6:06PM
A great set of images Colleen

17 Jun 2014 6:15PM
Big changes since I was there, Colleen.
They seem to have tidied the place up a bit.
Good pictures from you today.
netta1234 Plus
5 382 2 Wales
17 Jun 2014 6:20PM
A very interesting set ColleenSmile
17 Jun 2014 6:46PM
A great set of images Colleen. It is a city that is on my list - but then so many others are too. One day perhaps.

JuBarney Plus
6 26 3 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 7:17PM
A splendid, interesting set.
Great set of images, Colleen.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 7:25PM
wonderful set colleen v3 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
17 Jun 2014 10:26PM
A lovely set Colleen. Love the colours in 10 and 11. Cathy
18 Jun 2014 11:04AM
A beautiful and fascinatig set, Colleen. I love them all, but v3 touched me most Wink
gss Plus
4 1 Romania
18 Jun 2014 1:52PM
Great and specific "maghrebian" atmosphere in your reportage ( always wanted to see Marrakech, but I could visit only northern Morocco). Very well revealed the "colors and the smells" of the area. From your set we can see very good the red-ochre tones. Don't forget to take some distance from the snakes charmers GrinGrinGrin
And try to go to Koutoubia mosque, the symbol of the town. Also it worth a visit through the Atlas mountains until the Dades canyons and the fantastic scenic village of Ait ben Haddou
Hope you are not melt from heat ( must be now > 40 degrees, February-March the best time to visit South Morocco). Have a nice trip in Morocco ( which name derives from the portuguese name pf Marrakech - Morrocos) ( and don't hesitate to ask me anything about this country if necessary, i know it very well)
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2014 4:22PM
WONDERFUL Colleen! Grin Colours, people, interesting merchandise!
V2,V4,V10 are favorites today! Grin
6 3 8 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2014 9:38AM
When I look at your images I always feel like I have visited the places myself! Lovely imagesGrin

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