I found it intriguing to see the vast variety of items for sale in the streets and medinas of Moroccan cities like Fes. Today’s photos show a range of vegetables and fruits for sale. Next door a large collection of umbrellas, watches and glasses.
Many shops in Moroccan cities like Fes are very small, like the butcher shop shown in today’s photo. They are just a small opening into the street or lane with a minimal counter for serving. Some of the meats available you definitely wouldn’t find here in butchers in Australia – the camel legs hanging near the front, for example!
Just another interesting facet of life in this wonderful country.
We found it fascinating wandering the streets and laneways in the medinas of Morocco. The sights, colours and aromas were not only amazing but really in your face. Fruit and vegetable sellers, like the one shown in today’s photo, were very common, along with just about everything else you would want to buy, from umbrellas to fish to suits to shoes.
I have written before of the colours of Morocco, especially in the medinas such as the one in Fes. I took this photo of the many colourful spices and grains available in the streets of the old city.
They certainly make a colourful sight.
While wandering through the medina of Fes during our visit to Morocco I was constantly fascinated by the huge variety of items for sale. I imagine one could buy almost anything, from food through to weapons and on to clothing.
The aromas were sometimes overpowering and the colours amazing. The visitor’s ears are assaulted with the constant sound of vendors and customers, musicians, the crowds thronging everywhere and the frequent call of “Balak! Balak!” warning of a little donkey loaded high with goods for sale and the roar of motor bikes cutting a swath through the mass of people squeezed into ever decreasing spaces.