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Rushed Day in Marrakech

MARRAKECH was to be a "highlight" of our visit to Morocco - but alas, with a guide who rushed us through every place we visited and a tour leader who wanted nothing more than to return to the calm oasis of our hotel, we didn't see the MARRAKECH we'd come to see. It all went by in a blur - and those pictures I did manage to grab are all that I have to show for our too rushed day in Marrakech.

YOU MAY USE THE SLIDESHOW COMMAND - UPPER RIGHT OF SCREEN - TO SEE THE PICTURES I DID MANAGE TO GRAB.
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On the road between Casablanca and Marrakech
On the road between Casablanca and Marrakech
On the road between Casablanca and Marrakech
On the road between Casablanca and Marrakech
On the road between Casablanca and Marrakech
On the road between Casablanca and Marrakech
On the road between Casablanca and Marrakech
On the road between Casablanca and Marrakech
On the road between Casablanca and Marrakech
On the road between Casablanca and Marrakech
We arrive in Marrakech (founded in 1062)
We arrive in Marrakech (founded in 1062)
Our hotel in Marrakech - the Tichka
Our hotel in Marrakech - the Tichka
Beautiful dome over the hotel's entrance
Beautiful dome over the hotel's entrance
A welcoming glass of refreshing mint tea
A welcoming glass of refreshing mint tea
The beautiful and inviting pool at Hotel Tichka
The beautiful and inviting pool at Hotel Tichka
Tables set along the pool for outdoor dining
Tables set along the pool for outdoor dining
Wing of the hotel, seen from the pool gardens
Wing of the hotel, seen from the pool gardens
Hotel architecture in modern Marrakech
Hotel architecture in modern Marrakech
Traditional tiled fountain at our hotel
Traditional tiled fountain at our hotel
Quiet gardens at the rear of our hotel
Quiet gardens at the rear of our hotel
Impressive lantern over a hotel corridor
Impressive lantern over a hotel corridor
Lovely old gazebo in the mosque gardens
Lovely old gazebo in the mosque gardens
Roses in the gardens of Koutoubia mosque
Roses in the gardens of Koutoubia mosque
Koutoubia mosque's minaret stands 70 m. (230 ft.) high
Koutoubia mosque's minaret stands 70 m. (230 ft.) high
Gilt bronze spheres surmount the minaret's lantern
Gilt bronze spheres surmount the minaret's lantern
A common mode of transport in Morocco
A common mode of transport in Morocco
The pedestrian traffic in Marrakech is fascinating
The pedestrian traffic in Marrakech is fascinating
Non-stop traffic makes street crossing difficult
Non-stop traffic makes street crossing difficult
Residents of Marrakech know how to get through
Residents of Marrakech know how to get through
Pedestrain traffic in Marrakech
Pedestrain traffic in Marrakech
Tiny store fronts operate every kind of business
Tiny store fronts operate every kind of business
If we only had the time to linger and look . .
If we only had the time to linger and look . .
Gateway to the palace of the favourite
Gateway to "the palace of the favourite"
We're taken to see the Palais Bahia, built in the late 1800's
We're taken to see the Palais Bahia, built in the late 1800's
A beautiful tree in the first courtyard
A beautiful tree in the first courtyard
Filigree work in the upper walls of a chamber
Filigree work in the upper walls of a chamber
Luxuriant plantings in the palace courtyard
Luxuriant plantings in the palace courtyard
Tilework inside a palace apartment
Tilework inside a palace apartment
Splendid painted ceilings inside Palace Bahia
Splendid painted ceilings inside Palace Bahia
Elaborate decorations in the palace apartments
Elaborate decorations in the palace apartments
Another fabulous painted wooden ceiling
Another fabulous painted wooden ceiling
Detail of yet another intricate decorated ceiling
Detail of yet another intricate decorated ceiling
Elegant grill work at an interior palace doorway
Elegant grill work at an interior palace doorway
Each room of the palace has a different decoration
Each room of the palace has a different decoration
Another courtyard is surrounded by shaded rooms
Another courtyard is surrounded by shaded rooms
Fruit trees grow in one of the palace courtyards
Fruit trees grow in one of the palace courtyards
Doors, ceilings and wall panels are all hand painted
Doors, ceilings and wall panels are all hand painted
Detail of decorated doorway in the palace
Detail of decorated doorway in the palace
Interior window with fancy grill work and painted shutters
Interior window with fancy grill work and painted shutters
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