High Mountain Doings

From 8200 feet along one side of the Upper Arkansas River Valley in central Colorado, my blog is about many things: travel including river and bicycle trips, and other experiences as well. The focus is on photography, not lots of text.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Souq in Fes

A typical stall in the souq, which consists of hundreds of these. I'm thinking that there
must be a certain bonding between the many proprietors here.

A whole area of tanning vats, which I understand have been in use since the 13th century. If it were possible, I would wish for a series of photographs, each taken from this point at ten-year intervals since then.

A few of a large number of tanning vats where hides are prepared

A load of tanned hides

This man was our guide in the souq.


Saturday, August 04, 2007


I'm unclear about what this place is. It may be part of the king's Fes palace.

A narrow walkway in Fes

Our hotel room in Fes

Our Fes hotel, to which head guide Slimane led us as a group from the outskirts of the city. A flat tire or something would have left that rider lost, wandering these streets for all eternity!

Looking down onto density, with an archaeological reminder of ancient times in Fes.

Fes is a city that exists in sections. This road connects two of them.
This is certainly not the Sahara anymore, but Fes was still warm and dry.


Thursday, August 02, 2007

Ronald McDonald in Fes

Here we're greeted by Ronald McDonald!

Right across the street from our Fes hotel....