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A Photographic Journey through Morocco

Rob Gage traveled back to Morocco after twenty-five years to capture the unique culture and landscapes of Morocco on camera.

Story by Audley Travel April 24th, 2017

returning to morocco

Sometimes in life you get incredibly lucky. I had been told about Audley Travel and their wonderful reputation. I was connected to Marie who recently had returned from a thirty day training session in Morocco. She was very up to date with goings on in Morocco which was much appreciated.

It had been at least twenty five years since my last trip to Morocco. My how a country can change! I used to live in the south in a town called Taroudant and the only reliable form of transportation for the locals was camels and donkeys. Now, you are very lucky to even see a camel.

I had always wanted my partner Ora to see Morocco. Looking at photographs is one thing, but getting your feet on the ground is always better! We wanted to limit our travels to five main destinations. Of those five, the Atlas Mountains were our favorite. The Kasbah Bab Ourika couldn’t have been nicer and the people in the villages we visited were so hospitable. We could happily spend one entire vacation in this area.

We both took hundreds of photographs everywhere we went and it was fun to choose our favorites.

African beads with ceramic vessels
Blue boats at sunset in the Essaouira harbor
Five earthenware jugs at the Riad Dar Al Hossoun in Taroudant
An overview of the dining area at the Kasbah Bab Ourika
Date branches
A herd of goats eating the leaves of the Argan Tree
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photographing the local people

A goat herder relaxing outside of Essaouira
A Berber woman holding yarn inside her home in the village of Agounsane
An employee at the Heure Bleue Palais in Essaouira
A potter drying his newly made tajines
A young girl presenting a Moroccan tea service
Dying yarn in Marrakesh
A shop owner selling spices in Fez
a camel herder in charge of fifty seven camels on the outskirts of Taroudant
Ora photographing camels.
Rob with our fabulous driver, Mahjoub and the local guide in Taroudant.
Rob shooting in the Tin Mal Mosque, built in the twelfth century, located in the Atlas mountains on the famous Tizi-­n-‐Test Pass.
Ora and the goat herder
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