The next morning after a beautiful starry night in the desert of Erg Chebbi,these two men (guides) were also our musicians the night before,they were drumming away with other guides from other group. In the morning they were up early and fooling around, they looked like good friends to me. I saw them standing against the tree and of course I just snapped away.
Friends ?....3 is a c
Took this picture on the Djemaa el Fna Square in Marrakech. These two boys whom I think are good friends were walking in front of me,I did not notice that one had a snake around his neck, he turned around then I saw it, I was so scared that he would put that thing around my neck so I ran a few meters away and made a picture with my tele lens.
Buddies for all times
While on the road of the 1000 Kasbah we made a photo stop. I was just one step out of the bus when these road vendors came up to me. They were selling cloths, what you can use for shawls or as table cloths. These two men wanted to have their photos taken,they seemed to be friends, because they came up to me arm in arm. Made a nice picture.
The Agdal Water Basin
This is the Agdal Water Basin near the Royal stables in Meknes It was arranged by people under Moulay Ismail rule, this wide basin was designed to irrigate the gardens(Agdal) and also water for the 12000 horses in the stables,it was also an important water reserve. It is an artificial pool of 4 hectares with a trapezoidal plan, it measures a depth of 3.5 m. This formidable reservoir water is regularly supplied originally by ten water wheels connected by channels of nearly 25 km long, they were intended at the time to irrigate the gardens of Meknes. Anyway it makes a nice reflection.
Essaouira is the kind of place where you’ll sigh deeply and relax enough to shrug off your guarded attitude and just soak up the atmosphere Took this picture right on the boulevard in front of my hotel. It was a beautiful sunset, luckily the mist disappeared just before the sun started it's decent. I think the man in the reflection of the sun makes it a special picture.
St Julian's is a popular town, usually flowing with tourists, especially during the summer months. It is also a well-sought after destination by the Maltese. The small bay still shelters numerous coloured Maltese boats that are berthed here all year long. St Julians derives it's name from the Patron Saint of hunters. St Julians is a village for all ages and walks of life. At night the town comes alive.
Christmas at Lafayett
The Galeries Lafayette is housed in a stunning Art Nouveau building,the balconies looks more like a theater than a department store At Christmas time, the store delights Parisians with holiday decorations and beautiful light displays, further cementing its place in the cultural heritage of the city. This photo shows the Christmas Tree,the balconies and part of the magnificient dome.
With this happy picture taken at the Winter land Amsterdam at Rembrandt Plein , I just want to wish all my RR colleagues (and those behind the scenes) "A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY, HEALTHY, PROSPEROUS and ADVENTUROUS NEW YEAR."
Playful guide (Kiek a
Took this photo early in the morning,the sun was just coming up before leaving our tents in Erg Chebbi. The guides were getting the camels ready for the 11/2 hour walk back to Merzouga, I walked up to this guide and tried to make a picture, He was very playful, every time I clicked he hid behind his camel, I finally got this shot. Was a funny moment.
The Hamams of the...H
While touring the the Hassan Mosque inCasablanca, we were taken down to the basement to the Ablution Hall, which was just as overwhelming as the top floor. There were two very beautiful hammans,In the shape of arches, one each for men and women,there was this pool in front which gave the arches a lovely reflection,they were not yet in use at that time.
Twinkle Twinkle, Pari
The Eiffel Tower, nickname La dame de fer, the (iron lady) The tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. Built in 1889, has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest building in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world; millions of people ascend it every year. Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair. I took this POV to avoid the hundreds of tourist standing below it.
The Hunch back of...N
"Notre-Dame de Paris" is a sung-through French-Canadian musical which debuted on 16 September 1998 in Paris. It is based upon the novel Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame) by the French novelist Victor Hugo. The music was composed by Riccardo Cocciante (also known as Richard Cocciante) and the lyrics are by Luc Plamondon. This photo reminds of the music in the movie Hunch Back of Notre Dame.
Morning in Essaouira
I made this phot oon my last day from my hotel room in Essaouira. The photo reminds me of this gospel song..... Behind, every dark cloud There's a silver lining And after each rain storm There's a bright new sky When troubles grieve you And friends deceive you Oh don't worry It will pass over by and by... When troubles pull your heart strings Don't be discouraged etc,. etc,...
Island in the Sun...(
"Island In The Sun" sung by Harry Belafonte As morning breaks, the Heaven on high I lift my heavy load to the sky Sun comes down with a burning glow Mingles my sweat with the earth below Oh island in the sun Built to me by my father's hand All my days I will sing in praise Of your forest waters, your shining sand I see woman on bended knee Cutting cane for her family I see man at the water-side Casting nets at the surfing tide Oh island in the sun Built to me by my father's hand All my days I will sing in praise Of your forest waters, your shining sand.......
The Cannons of...Essa
This photo reminds me of this song by Paul McCartney Mull of kintyre Oh mist rolling in from the sea, My desire is always to be here Oh mull of kintyre Far have I traveled and much have I seen Dark distant mountains with valleys of green. Past painted deserts the sunsets on fire As he carries me home to the mull of kintyre. And so on......
Me and my Shadow
Some how this photo reminds me ot this song, even though it was in the Desert.( my shadow is the first Camel of the four ) Me and my shadow, Strolling down the avenue, Me and my shadow, Not a soul to tell our troubles to . . . And when it’s twelve o’clock, We climb the stair, We never knock, For nobody’s there . . . Just me and my shadow, All alone and feelin’ blue . . .
Foot Prints in the...
You walked with me Footprints in the sand And helped me understand Where I’m going You walked with me When I was all alone With so much I no along the way Then I heard you say I promise you I’m always there When your heart is filled with sorrow and despair I’ll carry you When you need a friend You’ll find my footprints in the sand I see my life Flash across the sky So many times have I Been so afraid ooh And just when I Have thought I’ve lost my way You give me strength to carry on That’s when I heard you say I promise you I’m always there When your heart is filled with sorrow and despair I’ll carry you When you need a friend You’ll find my footprints in the sand
The Long and Winding.
Looking at this photo reminds me of this song by The Beatles. The long and winding road That leads to your door Will never disappear I've seen that road before It always leads me here Lead me to your door. The wild and windy night That the rain washed away Has left a pool of tears Crying for the day. Why leave me standing here? Let me know the way. Many times I've been alone And many times I've cried, Anyway you'll never know The many ways I've tried. And still they lead me back To the long, winding road You left me standing here A long, long time ago Don't leave me waiting here Lead me to your door.
Prince Ali and Prince
This photo reminds me of that movie ALADIN and the song.... "Make way for Prince Ali Say hey! It's Prince Ali Hey! Clear the way in the old Bazaar Hey you! Let us through! It's a bright new star! Oh Come! Be the first on your block to meet his eye! Make way! Here he comes! Ring bells! Bang the drums! Are you gonna love this guy! Prince Ali, Prince Ali...... Etc.Etc......
Up Up and Away....We
"Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon We could float among the stars together, you and I For we can fly we can fly Up, up and away My beautiful, my beautiful balloon The world's a nicer place in my beautiful balloon It wears a nicer face in my beautiful balloon We can sing a song and sail along the silver sky For we can fly we can fly"
Camels awakening in..
The sun rising at Erg Chebbi, what a beautiful sight. I was supposed to get a wake up call at 5 A.M. but somehow I did not. When I awoke everyone was already up on a nearby hill waiting for the sunrise. So I took my camera and walked around the camp. The Camels were all still sitting (their sleeping position) just awakening, the sun was just coming up and the guide was starting to get them ready for the 1 1/2 hour ride back to the jeeps. ( The black spots on the ground are Camel droppings)
A water carrier in hi
I made this photo of the water carrier in his typical costume in Rabat. Long ago in Morocco, water carriers used to sell drinking water for a living from metal cups which they wear round their necks - but these days they dress up in the original costume and pose for photos for the tourist, this way they can still earn a living.
The King's Palace Fez
This is the King's Palace in Fez. We drove down a long beautiful avenue lined with palm trees to get there. It is one of the most beautifully decorated palaces I have ever seen. Beautiful inlays of colored stones and hand carved Ceder wood. Had to wait a long time to make this picture with no tourist in front of the beautiful massive carved (golden) doors.