Thursday Doors: 3/18/2021 Erfoud, Morocco

My last post, apologies that I have not added anything for a few weeks, took you to our arrival to Erfoud. I looked for some doors that may have preceded our arrival there but most of my shots were taken from our tour bus passing the nomadic Berbers tending their sheep and the doors were mostly of tents. However we did pass through the Atlas Mountains and through the community of Ifrane which had university and ski resort area as I recall, with very modern expensive looking buildings (sorry no doors were found of interest there during our rest stop). The temperature was very cool so we were at a high elevation.

This was the building of the Hotel Le Charmonix in Ifrane.

Sorry no door on this tent.

But this structure had a utilitarian door

And as we passed this village we could see the snow covered mountains in the background, it was too far to feature any doors in this shot.

After arriving at Erfoud my last post showed the doors from a mosque. But after visiting that mosque we stopped at a fossil factory to learn and see how they find slabs of rocks with fossils embedded in them and how they extracted the fossils to make decorations and furnishings. This is where I found a couple of noteworthy doors.

This is a slab of rock with fossils that they were extracting by chipping away the rock to expose the fossils in 3-D.

While I am still editing my photos and finding more doors to post I’ll end this post with a shot of the camel ride tour we took in the Sahara Desert during sunset which was the end of this tour stop.

Thanks for visiting; please check out Dan Antion’s No Facilities site where he hosts the Thursday Doors posts.

9 thoughts on “Thursday Doors: 3/18/2021 Erfoud, Morocco

    1. Thank you Dan. The surprising thing about the fossils was that we were near the Sahara Desert area and those fossils were marine living animals. I asked the person who was in charge at the factory if he was an archeologist or paleontologist and he had no advance degree, probably no college degree either, but they knew how to find and extract the fossils or craft them into some beautiful art and furnishings. I think their cost wasn’t too expensive either.

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