Thursday, October 25, 2007

Our last week...



Today is Thursday and we have less than a week to go here and I am feeling very pro-Marrakech indeed. Maybe it's the light rain we have had on and off today, the coolness in the air or the pomegranates and roses in our kitchen but today is a good day to be in Marrakech, I think.

This morning we got up to a chilly, rainy morning and after breakfast and pooching around for a bit I announced that we were going into the Ville Nouvelle for brunch at Kechmara again. And that after that we were going to have lunch in Grand Cafe de la Poste. And you know what? That's exactly what we did and it was wonderful. We have been very bad in recent weeks about hiding in our lovely hourse instead of going out and walking around the city as much as we should have been and to wrap up warmly (although all the tourists were wandering around in their usual - and not always flattering - skimpiness) and march through the Medina, out Bab Laksour, through the huge city walls into the Ville Nouvelle.

I tried to buy some of those perfume bottles, by the way, but they were a little overpriced, I thought. It turns out that most of the bottles in the shops along Rue Mouassine are recycled Western perfume bottles that have had the metalwork added to them. Some were pretty, but the Gaultier ones were just strange. Anyway, I decided that three euros was about right and although he came down from fifteen to six, I wanted five bottles and wouldn't budge up from five euros each. So I left it - I'd rather hold out for real bottles anyway, rather than recycled ones.

And yes, I had nutella crepes again.

4 comments:

paris parfait said...

That is strange, adding metalwork to Western perfume bottles.Sounds like you're having a lovely last week in Marrakech.

tongue in cheek said...

Wonderful photography.
I'd love to see a photo fo the recycled bottles. I imagine they are very cleverly created.
Good Luck on your departure and welcome soon to France!

ParisBreakfasts said...

Those old bottles can hold the scent of old purfumes-something quite special...
What a chance!

Sarah said...

Alas, they were all modern Western perfumes - Nina Ricci, Gaultier etc. All fairly high street, alas!