Where Else But Back to Fes

Continuing the journey through Morocco and picking up where we left off (hoping that Norm had a nice vacation break during the interim).

Looks like someone is welcoming us in (just thought of the fairytale, Little Red Ridding Hood when the wolf invited Red Ridding Hood in and to come closer) but I just shot the photo and ran to catch up with our tour.

A nice door with a padlock!

And the final door for this post, the best for the last.

Thank you for visiting my post and thanks again to Norm 2.0 for his creation of the Thursday Doors website that gives us bloggers an outlet to let our thoughts be put on paper or in this case, web space.  For more posts and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.

Fes Doors, Continued

Time certainly flies when you’re sheltered in place.  I wonder if this is how the time appears to incarcerated prisoners.  It’s already mid August and the fall season is just around the corner.

I lost track of the days and just realized that I have to get some doors ready to post on Thursday Doors.  I admire the door bloggers that are always posting their doors and, posting on other days of the week!  That’s dedication!

I’m going to share a few doors this week, again.  In Fes, we did see the tannery where they prepared the leather for their products and when I get to that part of the tour I’ll share some photos of what we saw and describe what we smelled.  But here’s the doors as we wandered through the alleyways of the Fes medina.

Corner door, looks typically ornate and secure in Morocco.

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Door number 4, again looks sturdy and interestingly looks like a riveter gone wild.

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The last door is a 2fer 1.  Most impressive are the signs on the wall and the blue brick pavement.

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Thank you for visiting my post and thanks again to Norm 2.0 for his creation of the Thursday Doors website that gives us bloggers an outlet to let our thoughts be put on paper or in this case, web space.  For more posts and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.

Fes, Morocco

I’ve missed a couple of weeks again. It’s hard to keep track of time when you’re sheltered in place for so long!  I’m going to begin where Chefchaouen ended which happens to Fes.  I actually started the Moroccan doors posts with Fes, here’s that link to that post: https://undiscoverdimagesamongstus2.wordpress.com/2020/04/02/old-world/

Rather than redo some of the history of Fes, you can check the link above while I’ll post a couple of doors from Fes.

The first door looks like old tech security door locks (6 locks but who’s counting?).

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And for the second door, a unique ornate door.

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Thank you for visiting my post and thanks again to Norm 2.0 for his creation of the Thursday Doors website that gives us bloggers an outlet to let our thoughts be put on paper or in this case, web space.  For more posts and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.

 

Last Doors from the Blue City

The will tour continue to other Moroccan cities but I am posting a couple more doors from Chefchaouen for this week.

Actually, this photo has a couple of doors but I guess you can say, something fishy is going on here.

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And the door is closed as we move on to the next city.

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Thank you for visiting my post and thanks again to Norm 2.0 for his creation of the Thursday Doors website that gives us bloggers an outlet to let our thoughts be put on paper or in this case, web space.  For more posts and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.

 

When Does It End?

Yes, it’s time for more blue doors from Chefchauoen; I hope you’re not tired of this majestic blue city.  As a photographer it doesn’t get any better than this; seeing ancient old kasbahs with people carrying on old cultural norms from the past into the present and the architecture of old homes and shops with doors that seem to transcend time.

Why waste time with words when door photos have their own explanations.

Not blue or new, but structurally, it looks quite strong.

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Bluer and stately!

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Jackpot, 3 doors but different styles and colors

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A peek and there are 2 more blue doors.

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Follow the path, two more blue doors (it’s the journey that makes these finds interesting)

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The sun starburst signals the end for this post.

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Hope you enjoyed this episode; I’m still viewing and processing my Chefchaouen photos so I’m not sure how many more doors from this city is awaiting but you’ll know when I get ready for the next city.

Thank you for visiting my post and thanks again to Norm 2.0 for his creation of the Thursday Doors website that gives us bloggers an outlet to let our thoughts be put on paper or in this case, web space.  For more posts and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Blue Stuff

Falling behind on posting doors and no excuses except for forgetting to get my posts up before the deadline although I missed a post because we did a short getaway to Lake Tahoe in mid June where Deborah posted her Milky Way photo and mentioned that I was with her for that photo adventure.

I’m still editing my photos in Chefchaouen, Morocco so I hope you’re not getting the blues from these doors.

Two perspectives of this arched alleyway.

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The inviting path to explore more blue doors.

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I grabbed this shot as I walked past this cul de sac; on this tour I managed to get a lot of street shooting practice.

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Well, I don’t want to make you blue for our nation’s 4th of July, Independence Day celebration so I’ll stop here and pick up where we left next time.

Thank you for visiting my post and thanks again to Norm 2.0 for his creation of the Thursday Doors website that gives us bloggers an outlet to let our thoughts be put on paper or in this case, web space.  For more posts and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.

The Blue City of Chefchaouen

My apologies for missing last week’s Thursday Door’s post.  I had other things to accomplish and the next you know, it’s past Thursday and Friday’s deadlines before Norm closed the door for the week.

I left you at the front door of posting our tour at Chefchaouen so it’s time to let you in.  I am still reviewing and reminiscing about our time there this past February (and it seems like such a long time ago due to being sheltered in place).  During the planning of this trip my wife said we had to include this destination when visiting Morocco and I had no idea what this place was but the planning required altering our original tour plans and eventually finding a tour that included this destination so everything was good.

The blue city is how they describe this place and our tour guide told us, expect many small streets and alleyways with buildings painted blue.  A must see tourist destination these days after the word got out!  Chefchaouen has an interesting history but I’m going to take the easy route and provide you with the Wikipedia link after just a brief synopsis from the Wikipedia background:

“Chefchaouen is a popular tourist destination because of its proximity to Tangier and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. There are approximately two hundred hotels catering to the summer influx of European tourists. One distinction possessed by Chefchaouen is its blue-rinsed houses and buildings.

It’s a popular shopping destination as well, as it offers many native handicrafts that are not available elsewhere in Morocco, such as wool garments and woven blankets. The goat cheese native to the area is also popular with tourists.

The countryside around it has a reputation for being a prolific source of kief. The Chefchaouen region is one of the main producers of cannabis in Morocco.”  More information about this kasbah (fortress) can be found HERE.

The paragraph above was new information to me; I must have been too busy doing my street photography and did not hear that this was a major area for growing weed, if it was discussed.  I certainly did not see anyone smoking or smell any odors of weed while there.

We headed to the main plaza to begin the tour of this kasbah and passed some picturesque blue buildings and doors.

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Nice place to sit and chat; even to smoke some weed if you had some.

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This place reminds me of the Greece with the white and blue buildings.

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Tunnels and alleyways are typical in this city.

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There were a lot of people around but I managed to capture this image of solitude.

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I’m going to stop here and continue the tour in future posts.

Thank you for visiting my post and thanks again to Norm 2.0 for his creation of the Thursday Doors website that gives us bloggers an outlet to let our thoughts be put on paper or in this case, web space.  For more posts and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.

A Preview Door

After leaving Tangier our next destination was Chefchaouen, the Blue City.  I’m going to write about this tour next week as I’m still reviewing and processing photos.  However, I did prepare a preview door photo found at this tour.

Door sitting!  That door seems sturdy enough to prevent any break ins.

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Thank you for visiting my post and thanks again to Norm 2.0 for his creation of the Thursday Doors website that gives us bloggers an outlet to let our thoughts be put on paper or in this case, web space.  For more posts and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.

Finally, Leaving Tangier

Well, I’ve viewed and edited most of my photos for the Tangier portion of our Morocco tour so I’ll post some doors and move on to the next city in future posts.

We visited the Tangier American Legation Mansion in the medina of Tangier; a museum and language institute.  The history of this National Historical Landmark can be found in this Wikipedia link: Legation

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Of course, there were doors to photograph there.

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A view of the outside garden door.

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And then, it was time to head to a restaurant for our final lunch in Tangier and I found a couple of door shots.

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This one has a partial door and the “door”man.

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The colorful door inside the restaurant.

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And finally, a view of the waterfront area below the restaurant and our red tour bus waiting for us.

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Thank you for visiting my post and thanks again to Norm 2.0 for his creation of the Thursday Doors website that gives us bloggers an outlet to let our thoughts be put on paper or in this case, web space.  For more posts and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.

More Doors in Tangier

Turns out I am still editing doors in Tangier so I’m posting a couple more this week.  The Doors will speak for themselves so I’m not including much, if any, narratives.

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Two doors and the blue door caught my eye.

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Thank you for visiting my post and thanks again to Norm 2.0 for his creation of the Thursday Doors website that gives us bloggers an outlet to let our thoughts be put on paper or in this case, web space.  For more posts and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.