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I’m led through the imperial city of Fes by a pair of shrouded figures. We dance through the shadows of mud brick passageways and into the medina in time for the Asr call to prayer.

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24 responses to “Sketching Sights: Fes, Morocco”

  1. I love this! I used to live in Fes, and this picture really takes me back to exlporing the narrow streets of the Old Medinah. It’s a beautiful city full of charm.

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  2. I’m new to the blogging world and this is best post I have seen so far on any blog. Is that your own sketch? It is so simple, yet so moving! I also really like the caption you put with it because it completes the “picture.”

    Quiet frankly, I am jealous that you got to experience Morocco— a dream destination for me!

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    1. Haha, you’ll get there πŸ˜‰ What can I say though, Pakistan?! Complete envy streams through my veins! I long for the day that I may be able to visit Iran, Pakistan, India, the middle ground between Near and Far East. I admit your blog has become one of the most inspiring to me and I can’t wait to read more.
      I actually did paint that! Watercolor has become a new interest of mine so i’ve molded that to fit my other interests snugly between history and travel. Works out, eh? I’m happy to hear the caption commandeered your imagination for a moment!

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  3. Thanks for visiting my blog & liking my post. In return, I love this, it reminds me of stooging around in the little narrow streets of the Turkish sector of Kyrenia, where I live in North Cyprus.

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    1. Ah, it must be wonderful on Cyprus. I remember a great deal of animosity between Turks and Grecians when I recalled the beauty of one nation to the other.
      How’s life in Cyprus? Inshallah, i’ll be visiting one day πŸ˜‰

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  4. Oh, I would love to go to Morocco! I loved Cairo and Tunis and the wonderful souks!

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    1. Morocco holds it’s own, being swayed by Franco-Arab/African cultures. The souks are otherworldly and Fes unique view into the daily life of Moroccans while being opening to outsiders.
      Gah, Tunis! It’s a dream to visit Tunisia. I’m hoping to make a return trip soon, and to include Libya/Tunisia πŸ™‚

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  5. I enjoy the colors and the sense of depth… I can feel those women walking down that narrow way. ~SueBee

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    1. Cheers, SueBee
      It’s enough to take me back. To bring out the intense heat radiating between these walls, the spicy aromas of seasoned meats and dust, foreign tongues and the awkwardness of always being lost… at least in my case! πŸ˜‰

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  6. Wonderful sketch. Love the colours and angles.

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  7. and I recognise it from a hundred such streets. genuinely nice.

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    1. Absolutely. The horrors of being lost, deep within medina walls of an alien culture. The excitement and joy of losing yourself among the beautiful people of a distant land… All at once.
      P.S I’m completely incapable of following the rules of map reading, so getting lost is a significant part of my process.

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  8. This is hauntingly beautiful.

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    1. Oui! Much appreciated. This sort of imagery produces a wide range of energies, ey?

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      1. Yes.I bet it’s even more intense in person.

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  9. My nephew is a talented artist too. Wonderful! You inspire us, Nick!

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    1. Thank you. I’m pleased with the definition of the minaret in the background… I don’t know how I did that! Though, I certainly strive to produce moving images. To capture the emotions of my subjects. I’m having a blast, being new to watercolor, painting in general.

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  10. This really caught my attention. Thanks for creating a moment of pause and reflection for me. πŸ™‚

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    1. That means a lot πŸ˜‰ I’m relatively new to the brush, so feedback such as this is touching. I’ve been gorging out on your blog BTW

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      1. Well keep doing what you’re doing! It’s lovely! I’m a watercolor artist as well, and I just love the medium.
        Thanks for reading my blog! πŸ˜€

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  11. Katherine C. Mead-Brewer Avatar
    Katherine C. Mead-Brewer

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing these

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    1. Cheers! Fez is truly mesmerizing. While being laid back it contains the fervorous nature Africa/Morocco is known for. Chill and exotic, love it!

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