Tag Archives: Fes

Sunday Photo – The Tanneries, Fes, Morocco

I have just watched the BBC programme about city dwelling creatures and they featured one of the most adept species at living off humans – the common pigeon. Unusually they showed pigeons in Fes, where they are very useful as their droppings are used in the leather dying industry that has been practiced there for […]

A-Z April Challenge – Volubilis, Morocco

During an independent tour of Morocco we headed north out of Marrakesh to the cities of Meknes & Fes. The scenic route took us through the Atlas Mountains where we slept in tents and visited waterfalls, raging rivers and colourful markets. En route to the incredible city of Fes, we stopped at the Roman ruins […]

Sunday Photo – 12

Mrs Wilbur & I visited Morocco in 2005 and as part of the trip found ourselves in Fes. One of the most remarkable sights there is the ancient tannery where men stand in vats of dye all day to colour hides of leather to be made into clothing & footwear. Work is arduous and cannot […]