Sunday, December 30, 2007

Morocco Monday

Good Morning Everyone! Welcome to the 2nd edition of Morocco Monday.

Today we are touring the medieval medina of Fez. Here we will meet several very important felines, holding executive positions, to ensure the efficiency of the bazaar.

First, a brief explanation of the Medina of Fez. The Medina is a dense honeycomb of alleys about 4 feet wide. Every inch of space is filled with bazaars, cafes, shops, and people. It was founded in 808 c.e., around the time of Charlemagne. Since products and merchandise can be delivered only by donkey, about 7000 donkeys service this marketplace, including 400 owned by Coca-Cola (see pic below).

Here is a typical "street scene" in this medina.

Before we move on to the cats, here is a photo of one of the Coca Cola donkeys! What a life!
Inside the Medina is the oldest Koranic school in Morocco. Here we met the Hall Monitor.....
And the very dignified and prestigious, Headmaster.
Guess what!!! In Morocco, chickens are kept behind bars in prison boxes. And these prison boxes are guarded by specially trained felines. I present to you the Sargeant at Arms of the Poultry Police.
And of course, every market place has a grocery sections. Here the Produce Manager inspects the local tangerines.

4 comments:

Daisy said...

Wow, it's so exotic there. I think I would like to be the Poultry Police!

Derby said...

I love the Coke donkey!

The Furry Kids said...

Happy New Year!

Sa'eed said...

It seems that the city of Fez still lingers in the Middle Ages. As you arrive in the city and begin to walk around your senses are torn between beautiful sights, intricate sounds and colorful smells. Much of the city is still holding on to its French roots. The labyrinth streets inside the city walls are a show that never ends. The number of shops is overwhelming. Some of the things that make this city so special are the Mosques and Medersas in the medina, wonderfrul unusual Morocco property , but what I liked most was seeing the artisans working at their workshops and the shops themselves. The whole Medina of Fez was declared a UNESCO World Heritage in 1981.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Morocco Monday

Good Morning Everyone! Welcome to the 2nd edition of Morocco Monday.

Today we are touring the medieval medina of Fez. Here we will meet several very important felines, holding executive positions, to ensure the efficiency of the bazaar.

First, a brief explanation of the Medina of Fez. The Medina is a dense honeycomb of alleys about 4 feet wide. Every inch of space is filled with bazaars, cafes, shops, and people. It was founded in 808 c.e., around the time of Charlemagne. Since products and merchandise can be delivered only by donkey, about 7000 donkeys service this marketplace, including 400 owned by Coca-Cola (see pic below).

Here is a typical "street scene" in this medina.

Before we move on to the cats, here is a photo of one of the Coca Cola donkeys! What a life!
Inside the Medina is the oldest Koranic school in Morocco. Here we met the Hall Monitor.....
And the very dignified and prestigious, Headmaster.
Guess what!!! In Morocco, chickens are kept behind bars in prison boxes. And these prison boxes are guarded by specially trained felines. I present to you the Sargeant at Arms of the Poultry Police.
And of course, every market place has a grocery sections. Here the Produce Manager inspects the local tangerines.

4 comments:

Daisy said...

Wow, it's so exotic there. I think I would like to be the Poultry Police!

Derby said...

I love the Coke donkey!

The Furry Kids said...

Happy New Year!

Sa'eed said...

It seems that the city of Fez still lingers in the Middle Ages. As you arrive in the city and begin to walk around your senses are torn between beautiful sights, intricate sounds and colorful smells. Much of the city is still holding on to its French roots. The labyrinth streets inside the city walls are a show that never ends. The number of shops is overwhelming. Some of the things that make this city so special are the Mosques and Medersas in the medina, wonderfrul unusual Morocco property , but what I liked most was seeing the artisans working at their workshops and the shops themselves. The whole Medina of Fez was declared a UNESCO World Heritage in 1981.