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A berber walking his kettle through the desert near Zagora in Eastern Morocco

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A berber walking his kettle through the desert near Zagora in Eastern Morocco

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Moroccan Mosaic


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"Moroccan Mosaic" tells about the mere little stories, happening at the same time , in coexistance to each other. All together giving the "greater picture" of Moroccan street culture . With a sensation of colours and simoultenous happenings , it appeals like mosaics - stones from several sources, with rough outlines that rather draw an edgy than a straight line but at the end reveal a piece of cultural art to the viewer.

On two journeys through Morocco I travelled through the vivid and colourful cities of Tangier, Fes, Chefchaouen, Moulay Idris, Marrakech and Essaouira.

Moroccan cities are lively surprising and sometimes like a riddle. Beneath the pastel walls you can easily get taken away by oriental scents, mysterious paths or just one of the several tour guides who can sometimes be tiring to bargain with. Apart from that Morocco still is like a fascinating timetravel. You'll see lots of Berber and old Moroccans wandering the streets with classic Jellabas, sometimes looking for their donkey or moped to handle their work, sometimes on the way to one of the scenic mosques. The streets markets, called Souks , are something unique. You may find anything from camel heads, carpets to magic and probably hash (which is more of an open secret). Morocco has a long history of storytelling, so be aware to meet some talkative tourguides, people who pretend to talk to snakes or who tell you stories you won't believe and may be shouldn't. These photos intend to show Moroccan streetlife without make-up. Inch Allah.

Tangier


Kids playing Marble in Tangier
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Kids playing a typical marble game in the edgy streets of Tanger

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Kids playing a typical marble game in the edgy streets of Tanger

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Port of Tangier, Morocco is famous for wooden Boards

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Port of Tangier, Morocco is famous for wooden Boards

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Chefchaouen


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Storm coming up over the blue city of Chefchaouen

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Storm coming up over the blue city of Chefchaouen

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Blue, Blue ,Blue - inspried by andalusian heritage

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Blue, Blue ,Blue - inspried by andalusian heritage

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The markets are vivid and have a lot to offer

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The markets are vivid and have a lot to offer

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A young farmer boy

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A young farmer boy

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Marrakech

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Jalil

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Jalil

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Classic Fashion of Marrakech

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Classic Fashion of Marrakech

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A man resting at the Unesco Heritage of the Saadian Tombs

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A man resting at the Unesco Heritage of the Saadian Tombs

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Foggy Marrakesh, Bab Doukalla​
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Foggy Marrakesh, lots of traffic during the market hours at Bab Doukala

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Foggy Marrakesh, lots of traffic during the market hours at Bab Doukala

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Locals preparing their show on Djamaa-El- Fnaa. You'll find anything here from snakes , to monkeys, turtoises and wizards

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Locals preparing their show on Djamaa-El- Fnaa. You'll find anything here from snakes , to monkeys, turtoises and wizards

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Djama El Fna

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Djama El Fna

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Modern vs Tradtional

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Modern vs Tradtional

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A man sleeping hin the heat of Marrakesh

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A man sleeping hin the heat of Marrakesh

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Just the usual urban hustle 

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Just the usual urban hustle 

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Always a little overloaded

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Always a little overloaded

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Turkeys on the market in Marrakech

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Turkeys on the market in Marrakech

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Preparing his food-stand for the rain.

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Preparing his food-stand for the rain.

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Man riding through the rain in a Classical Jellaba

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Man riding through the rain in a Classical Jellaba

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Fes


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Souks of Fes

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Souks of Fes

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Family teamwork in the medina of Fes

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Family teamwork in the medina of Fes

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A certain oriental romantic. Rooftops of Fes by night

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A certain oriental romantic. Rooftops of Fes by night

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Drinking mint tea, playing Ronda. A way for old morrocans to spend their afternoon in the king-city of Fes

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Drinking mint tea, playing Ronda. A way for old morrocans to spend their afternoon in the king-city of Fes

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Shadowplay in the narrow alleys of Fes

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Shadowplay in the narrow alleys of Fes

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Heavy load for an old man

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Heavy load for an old man

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Moulay Idris


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Two loners waiting in the holy city of Moulay-Idris

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Two loners waiting in the holy city of Moulay-Idris

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A man praying in his bakery.

Muslims usually pray 5 times a day

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A man praying in his bakery.

Muslims usually pray 5 times a day

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Women working on the fields of Moulay Idris

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Women working on the fields of Moulay Idris

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Moulay Idris

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Moulay Idris

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Essaouira 

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A man in an imrovised wooden house shelter preparing tea for the fisherman

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A man in an imrovised wooden house shelter preparing tea for the fisherman

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A fisherman posing for me in Essaouira

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A fisherman posing for me in Essaouira

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Cats rambling at the port of Essaouira

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Cats rambling at the port of Essaouira

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Preparing the fish to sell it in Marraksh

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Preparing the fish to sell it in Marraksh

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Jamal

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Jamal

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Everywhere you see Mercedes, even torn down

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Everywhere you see Mercedes, even torn down

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Rabat 

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Harbour of Rabat at Night


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Harbour of Rabat at Night


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A man in a classic Jellaba overviewing the river in the Unesco  heritage of Kasbah of the Udayas, Rabat

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A man in a classic Jellaba overviewing the river in the Unesco  heritage of Kasbah of the Udayas, Rabat

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Moroccan kids spent a lot of their time playing outside in the medina . Rabat

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Moroccan kids spent a lot of their time playing outside in the medina . Rabat

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Marrekech to Zagora

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Berber leading their kettle along the desert

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Berber leading their kettle along the desert

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A man in typical Tuareg dress walking through Unesco Heritage Aït-Ben-Haddou

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A man in typical Tuareg dress walking through Unesco Heritage Aït-Ben-Haddou

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One of many lonesoma riders on a mofa in the desert near the Algerian border

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One of many lonesoma riders on a mofa in the desert near the Algerian border

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Taghazout


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Morning in Taghazout

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Morning in Taghazout

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A stray dog wandering along the beach

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A stray dog wandering along the beach

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Taghazout is one of worlds most popular surfspots for professionals

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Taghazout is one of worlds most popular surfspots for professionals

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A local renting camels on the beach

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A local renting camels on the beach

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