Monthly Archives: February 2013

Madrasa Bou Inania

Bou Inania Madrasa was founded around 1351 AD. Today it is a spectacular sight that combines beautiful zellij and cedar carvings. This is also the only madrasa in Fes that has a minaret.

For photography purposes, Bou Inania Madras is about as pure as it gets. The detailed verses of the Koran that move in a counter clockwork direction around the courtyard add to the mystique. A must stop for any traveler who gets to Fes.

Volubilis

Partly excavated and 100% historic. The Roman city of Volubilis is a superb area to photograph. The 99 acre site was built in the 3rd century BC and is located near Meknes, Morocco. Today it looks similar to what it would have after French colonial excavation.

What is amazing about Volubilis is that it feels so authentic. Part of this is the almost total lack of tourists. The beautiful mosaics on the ground sit undisturbed. When only part of a city is left standing, it is up to the observer to re-create the missing pieces. Only when something is removed…can we fill in the gaps with our own creation.