Returning from a trip to a Berber bivouac camp in the Moroccan desert a few stops were made along the way, including at this Kasbah at Taourirt in eastern Ouarzazate.
Across the road was a small souk selling souvenirs from these tanjine pots to traditionally handcrafted cloth and other bric-a-brac.
I love the way the tanjine pots seem to direct towards the kasbah, set against the blue sky it makes a striking image.
The kasbahs are a fortified labyrinth of tiny passages, spread throughout Morocco and North Africa. There are shops and surprises around every corner, some of the residences are almost cave like. It also provides some great views of the surrounding area and it is worth finding a good guide to explain the history and help find the most interesting, hidden corners.
Ouarzazate is the main stopping off point for the many excursions from the main tourist cities like Marrakech. The drivers and tour guides probably receive a commision from the ‘recommended restaurants, so it’s worth taking a wander down the street to for something to eat elsewhere.
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