Awa on the Road

My journeys, discoveries and fascinations



AGADIR – District of poverty

Waiting for suk to wake up, I go out to the other part of town – district of poverty. Here pavements are plowed with holes, streets littered and houses tiny and and neglected. Continue reading “AGADIR – District of poverty”

AGADIR – Suk waking up

We come back for a while to Agadir to visit its suk. I arrive there for the first time in the morning to see, it’s just about to wake up. Continue reading “AGADIR – Suk waking up”

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”

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”

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”

MARRAKESH – Colours of wool

In tiny spaces dye workshops were also located: stony tubs and bamboo sticks for stirring. Drying out colorful wool threads were almost touching our foreheads while we were passing by. Continue reading “MARRAKESH – Colours of wool”

MARRAKESH – Wrought padlocks and … scorpios

On suk in Marrakesh wrought crafts district was quite expanded. We pushed our way through enormous padlocks and the whole collection of scorpios, decorated grills and sophisticatedly bended frames for beds, openwork lanterns and cages for birds. Continue reading “MARRAKESH – Wrought padlocks and … scorpios”

MARRAKESH – Districts of craftsmen

Suk in Marrakesh is divided into districts with different specialities in each of them. There are districts of craftsmen and districts of final goods. Continue reading “MARRAKESH – Districts of craftsmen”

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