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Morocco Odyssey 12: Fes (i)

By Shattman

For our next installment, we travel from Rabat to Fes [often incorrectly referred to as Fez]. After lunching at a local restaurant, we rode the bus up a hillside to take in spectacular panoramic view of the city [top image]; the medina has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taken from a closer vantage point, in the lower image one can see a small local market; note the many satellite dishes on the rooftops.
Morocco Odyssey 12: Fes (i)
Morocco Odyssey 12: Fes (i)After this brief excursion, we visited a local ceramics workshop. Our guide [top image below] described the steps of pain-staking [and dusty] handwork in creating mosaic tables, etc. The workers below are paid according to the number of pieces they contribute.
Morocco Odyssey 12: Fes (i)
Morocco Odyssey 12: Fes (i)Of course, there were potters and all that goes into the creation of tajines, bowls, dishes, vases, etc.
Morocco Odyssey 12: Fes (i) Here is a huge vase with Hebrew writing and Star of David. Fes once had a substantial Jewish population, but most left for Israel after it was declared a State.
Morocco Odyssey 12: Fes (i)Following the tour, we could  make purchases in their large shop, where I bought several bowls; the young woman below wrapped them up for me.
Morocco Odyssey 12: Fes (i)

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