Magnificent Morocco – 20. The palaces of Fez

Fez is a really old city, these perimeter walls remind me a bit of Jerusalem and Akko.

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There are more of these Riyads (mansion houses) here

DSCF8296 1024The tiles, coloured glass, geometric shapes, palm trees and ambiance makes these a beautiful characteristic of Morocco.

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This is my Youth Hostel I stayed in 🙂   Its not quite as striking as the one in Tangier.   But it has this large grand feel all the same.    Under this Arabic text you can see various icons of Morocco, notice on the left is a Jewish Candelabra. 🙂

This roof unusually, isn’t glass.

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DSCF8379 1024This is the roof top, this canopy is actually a tent type fabric structure.   There’s a lot of places to hang out for the guests of the youth hostel, so I had the chance to chill and chat with a lot of other people, Americans, Canadians and French mostly.

This on the right is a money changer (or an actual bank)  that’s close to the outdoor markets.

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There are many other beautiful big grand buildings around Fez, mostly part of the Moroccan government with stern looking soldiers outside and they don’t like you taking pictures!

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Although this is a unmistakably Islamic country, these large buildings that are fit for a king made me think of this verse:-

John 14 : 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

This makes me wonder what kind of dwellings we will have when we meet with our Lord.

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2 comments on “Magnificent Morocco – 20. The palaces of Fez

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