Awa on the Road

My journeys, discoveries and fascinations



MAROCCO – Suzanna Clarke about riads

Suzanna Clarke, Australian journalist wrote a cordial book about riad. She bought a declining house in Fez and for a year was transforming it into a masterpiece – fighting with Maroccan bureaucracy, mentality and workers. Continue reading “MAROCCO – Suzanna Clarke about riads”

MARRAKESH – Stillness and muse

Crowds of tourists were passing through riad but I anyway managed to cupture it in stillness and muse. Beauty enchanted in clay that cheered up the living of women for whom such house was often the whole world. Continue reading “MARRAKESH – Stillness and muse”

MARRAKESH – Ceilings from paradise

I started to feel the pain in my neck from looking at the ceiling. They were all different and their richness of colors was fascinating. Continue reading “MARRAKESH – Ceilings from paradise”

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”

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