Awa on the Road

My journeys, discoveries and fascinations


June 2016

MARRAKESH – Decorative zellidż

Rich riads – a historic one we visited in Marrakesh – are beautifully decorated with wood and zellidż – painted ceramic plates. These plates cover walls, chimneys and floors, including the inner patio. Continue reading “MARRAKESH – Decorative zellidż”


MARRAKESH – Maroccan riad

Houses of Maroccan citizens – the richer ones – are called “riad”. In its centre there is a patio, usually with a fountain and at least one tree, surrounded from all four sides with rooms. Continue reading “MARRAKESH – Maroccan riad”

CFFC – Do you know this fountain?

Following the great post of my sister on Sonia on the Route, I also would like to draw you into a guessing game 🙂 Continue reading “CFFC – Do you know this fountain?”

MARRAKESH – Secret mixtures

We say farewell to suk in Marrakesh while visiting the “production plant” of cosmetics and spices. A tiny room where walls are covered with jars full of “secret” mixtures. Continue reading “MARRAKESH – Secret mixtures”

WPC – A curve to heaven

This lantern looks down at you when walking along the naves of the basilica dedicated to St. Mary of Tuchów. Continue reading “WPC – A curve to heaven”

MARRAKESH – Simple life

Suk in Marrakesh fascinates us also with its everyday living that for us seems to be so exotic. Water drinking facility with a rope and street bar “straight from the table”. Chameleon in cage as a home pet. Continue reading “MARRAKESH – Simple life”

MARRAKESH – Ocean of tints

Beautifully dyed wool and leather – in hands of skillfull craftsmen – are transformed in Marocco into dresses, shawls, handbags, shoes and carpets that can hang on our walls as decorations or pictures. In this ocean of tints world becomes wondefully happy. Continue reading “MARRAKESH – Ocean of tints”

CFFC – First time in my life

Every year in Poland little girls (and boys) go to their First Communion. On that special day they change into cute princesses in white gowns. Continue reading “CFFC – First time in my life”

MARRAKESH – Rainbow clay

Today I invite you to watch Maroccan goods made of clay: bowls, plates, mugs and jugs so big that we could hide inside them. All colors of rainbow to look at. Continue reading “MARRAKESH – Rainbow clay”

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