Monday, November 21, 2011

The Soul of Morocco

When you travel, don't you find that to truly feel the soul of a place, you have to get to know its people?

Looking into the eyes of the people in the street,

and watching them as they carry on 

their daily walk of life

can begin to reveal the spirit of a place. Much more than its architecture, food, or sights.

Don't you love the smile of this baker

who bakes for those who bring their bread to him?

And the passion of the shoemakers who make thousands of shoes in a lifetime and take time to speak or nod as you walk by.

The mothers who provide food and nurturing for their young.

The gals who gather in the square for a little socializing

and a henna tattoo.

Yes, the soul of a place is only truly revealed

in its people. The brotherhood of man--

all God's creatures

 “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou


  1. You have really taken some great pictures Deb. I love the way you have captured such seemingly ordinary daily routines and made them look so magnificent, colourful and extraordinary.

    It looks like you had such a wonderful time. You are so lucky to have seen these amazing places!

    Best wishes and blessings to you and your family for Thanksgiving.

  2. wonderful pictures of exotic every day life!

  3. National Geographic ought to call you, Deb!! You write from the soul and take phenomenol photos!! Wonderfully amazing!!!