Fountain, Riad Fez, Fès, Morocco, ©travelmagnolia2016

Morocco | Fez’s Amazing Artisans Pt 1

Fez is a city of contradictory impressions: at once revealing the artistry that has characterized since its founding in the late 9th century, while also hiding much of its beauty behind the high walls and imposing doors.  What is absolutely clear is that generations of talented artisans have handed down their skills and fortunately these are still being practiced today. This post focuses on the art of Zellige (geometric tile work for which Fez is renowned) and ceramics.

Fountain, Riad Fez, Fès, Morocco, ©travelmagnolia2016
Zellige design fountain and wall decor  at Riad Fes

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A Walk on the Wild-ish Side in Jackson Hole

While walking back down local’s favorite Old Pass road one early evening, I came around a bend in the road to find this mamma moose and her calf.  Fortunately, I did NOT come between them AND thought to capture the moment on my phone! NB always better to walk in pairs and with bear spray especially at the end of the day. Continue reading A Walk on the Wild-ish Side in Jackson Hole