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Taking photographs (or not) in Marrakech

Taking Photographs (or not) in Marrakech

Marrakech has the kind of light quality photographers dream of. Rarely do we have overcast days and typically I can shoot pictures using my camera in full automatic because it captures so well. There are also amazing sites to take in – things you don’t want to forget. It’s so tempting to have your camera at the ready at all times and snap away. But, chances are your DSLR lens may get in the way of you having a pleasant and memorable vacation. The Outsiders Inside Guide to Marrakech I’ve written a guidebook sharing my insider knowledge of Marrakech. Sign…

Bead Shop Marrakech

The Aladdin Cave

I was a child of the 90’s.  My childhood memories are riddled with Disney animation (before computer animation), boy bands and neon colors. It’s the Disney movies I remember the best. It was completely acceptable for my 10 or 12 year old self to watch an animated movie. One of my favorites was Aladdin. Recently I watched this with my kids and as an adult I was slightly offended.  It’s a little (ok a lot) stereotypical and maybe even a bit Orientalist. According to my mom, it was perfectly acceptable at the time.  My favorite scene was, and still is…

Wordful Wednesday: Whatever The Cost

  “Immediately when you arrive in Sahara, for the first or the tenth time, you notice the stillness. An incredible, absolute silence prevails outside the towns; and within, even in busy places like the markets, there is a hushed quality in the air, as if the quiet were a conscious force which, resenting the intrusion of sound, minimizes and disperses sound straightway. Then there is the sky, compared to which all other skies seem fainthearted efforts. Solid and luminous, it is always the focal point of the landscape. At sunset, the precise, curved shadow of the earth rises into it…

nets on the beach

Wordless Wednesday: Nets

  “The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”    –Jacques Cousteau Nets washed to the shores of Essaouira, Morocco October 2012 You May Also LikeWordless Wednesday: Essaouira Seagull96   Tags: essaouira, wednesday, wordlessWordless Wednesday: Beyond The Sea93It’s far beyond the star It’s near beyond the moon I know beyond a doubt My heart will lead me there soon We’ll meet beyond the shore We’ll kiss just as before Happy we’ll be, beyond the sea And never again I’ll go sailin’ ~Frank Sinatra “Somewhere Beyond the Sea”Tags: sea, wednesday, wordless, essaouiraWordless Wednesday: Essaouira88Tags: essaouira,…

Wordless Wednesday: Paris

“There is never any ending to Paris, and the memory of each person who has lived in it differs from that of any other. Paris was always worth it, and you received return for whatever you brought to it…” Ernest Hemingway, in A Moveable Feast   You May Also LikeLet Your Light Shine77 Always remember to let your light shine, far and wide through day and night. ..      Tags: wednesday, wordlessWordless Wednesday: New Baby 77  My new nephew B.  Photos by MeTags: wednesday, wordlessWordless Wednesday: Painting A Car77What’s better than letting a 5 year old paint a car?  Nothing!Tags: wednesday,…