10 Amazing Flickr Images of Marrakech, Morocco

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Marrakech is the fourth largest city in Morocco, Africa. It is a very popular tourist destination and is famous for its interesting markets, unique culture, exciting festivals and beautiful architecture.

Below are 10 amazing images of Marrakech, hand-picked from Flickr. These incredible photographs will give you a glimpse into the wonderful city of Marrakech and what exactly it has to offer.

1) Marrakech Sunset

A stunning sunset behind a Marrakech building

A stunning sunset behind a Marrakech building

The silhouette created by this beautiful sunset looks nothing short of spectacular against the yellowing hue of the sky. Marrakech boasts amazing sunsets, just like this one, on a regular basis because of its warm climate and clear skies.

2) Marrakech Man

A Marrakech Man sat at the side of the road

A Marrakech Man sat at the side of the road

This image captures the poorer side of the Marrakech culture as the man sits by the side of the road. Even the building behind him looks worn and like it’s seen better days.

3) Different Perspective

An interesting perspective down the side of 2 buildings in Marrakech

An interesting perspective down the side of 2 buildings in Marrakech

This image captures a near empty street enclosed by 2 overarching buildings. The pale and faded colour scheme of this image draws the viewer in and makes them explore the interesting detail of the various textures.

4) Museum Courtyard

A view from the ground of the museum courtyard in Marrakech

A view from the ground of the museum courtyard in Marrakech

Taken from the ground, this fantastic image gives an unusual perspective of the Marrakech museum courtyard. The pattern on the floor draws the viewer’s eyes along like a road, and it is from there that the picture is explored.

5) Marrakech Transport

An artistic image of a Marrakech man riding a bike

An artistic image of a Marrakech man riding a bike

The slight blur of this image shows a man caught in action as he rides his bike along the side. His attire is unusual and the black and white effect of the image creates a very artistic shot. The bike is many people’s primarily form of transport in Marrakech. When flying to Marrakech visit cheapflights.co.uk/ for a range of discounted flights.

6) The City Wall

Part of the Marrakech City wall.

Part of the Marrakech City wall.

Built in the 12th century, the Marrakech walls and gate are one of the top tourist attractions today. This great image captures a fantastic perspective from the first tower being large to the last tower appearing small, even though they are all the same size.

7) Marrakech Mosque

The beautiful Marrakech Mosque by night

The beautiful Marrakech Mosque by night

The Marrakech mosque is wonderfully lit up in the evening, and the pale blues and pinks of the sky show that the sun has only just set. The surrounding trees frame the mosque nicely and the image captures an essential part of Marrakech culture.

8) Marrakech Colours

The fantastic colours and great composition of this photo make for a very interesting image

The fantastic colours and great composition of this photo make for a very interesting image

Although it doesn’t reveal much of Marrakech, this amazing photo is very artistic and has a great composition. The contrast of the orange and green, and the tree on the left hand side complement each other creating an attractive shot. The patterned effect of the wall is very common of Marrakech as the area enjoys many unusual patterns and vivid colours.

9) Woodworkers

Marrakech workers on the side of the road

Marrakech workers on the side of the road

Woodwork is one of the primary trades in Marrakech, so this is a very common site as you walk down the streets. It is very interesting to see these men as they work hard at their job and craft some amazing utensils, furniture and tourist memorabilia.

10) Arts & Crafts

Marrakech boasts hundreds of markets with handmade arts and crafts

Marrakech boasts hundreds of markets with handmade arts and crafts

Marrakech is famous for its diverse markets which are all over the city. This shot gives you a little glimpse into the kind of things you might expect to see on the market, including these handmade hats among many other things.

Conclusion

Marrakech has an unusual beauty about it and is oozing with culture and history. Unlike any typical place you might expect to go on holiday, Marrakech offers a whole variety of weird and wonderful sights – why not go and see them for yourself?

 

 

Article by Natalie Moody

 

Image credits:
jas_gd,
flyover,
filskifoto, Martin and Kathy Dady,
Javier Corbo, jas_gd,
npmeijer, only alice, npmeijer, and Wikipedia