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Touring the old medina

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The exterior walls of old Marrakesh

The exterior walls of old Marrakesh


Marrakesh ramparts

Marrakesh ramparts


Early morning sun over  the Koutoubia mosque

Early morning sun over the Koutoubia mosque


Starting with freshly-squeezed orange juice

Starting with freshly-squeezed orange juice


Entering the Saadian Tombs

Entering the Saadian Tombs


Intricately carved ceilings

Intricately carved ceilings


The grounds are full of tombs

The grounds are full of tombs


Stray cat protectors

Stray cat protectors


Thousands of artisans worked 14 years here

Thousands of artisans worked 14 years here


There are 170 tombs in all

There are 170 tombs in all


The tomb of the 3 princes

The tomb of the 3 princes


Even more intricate detail in this grand tomb

Even more intricate detail in this grand tomb


Place des Ferblantiers for lunch

Place des Ferblantiers for lunch


Bahia Palace

Bahia Palace


Detailed painted details on the ceilings

Detailed painted details on the ceilings


Gorgeous tilework on the walls

Gorgeous tilework on the walls


Serene interior courtyards

Serene interior courtyards


Only a portion of the palace is open to visitors

Only a portion of the palace is open to visitors


Mario checking out the awesome woodworking

Mario checking out the awesome woodworking


View of the fountain from outside

View of the fountain from outside


Cathy in the fantastically-carved alcove

Cathy in the fantastically-carved alcove


Djemma el-Fna coming to life - 4 pm

Djemma el-Fna coming to life - 4 pm


Djemma el-Fna all set up - 5:30 pm

Djemma el-Fna all set up - 5:30 pm


...mmm...snail soup. Check the antennae!

...mmm...snail soup. Check the antennae!


Mario enjoying his crispy pastry

Mario enjoying his crispy pastry


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Posted by skyisblu 17:00 Archived in Morocco

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