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July 2014

My Photographs and Amber’s Writing About Fez, Morocco on BBC Travel

Published 2014 July 26

Screenshot of The Stories and Secrets of Fez on the BBC Travel website.

Amber:

The city of Fez – the third largest metropolis in Morocco – has expanded far beyond its original 9th-century borders and has modernised in many ways. But its medieval medina, the oldest market in the world, remains the heart of the city, a Unesco World Heritage site that houses a maze of narrow, twisting streets where people gather, shop, eat and pray. Fez’s medina is also a perfect place to uncover the stories, and the secrets, of the people who live and work behind its walls. As author Paul Bowles, who lived in Tangier for 52 years, wrote: “The blank wall is [Fez’s] symbol, but it is this very secretiveness, which gives the city its quality.” (Simon Griffee)

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Via dei Fori Imperiali, Rome, Italy, July 2014

Published 2014 July 19

Field, Huế, Vietnam, April 2010

Published 2014 July 10

JRB, Chiang Mai, Thailand, March 2010

Published 2014 July 10

Piazza del Colosseo, Rome, Italy, May 2014

Published 2014 July 10

In Beauty May I walk

Published 2014 July 8

In beauty may I walk.
All day long may I walk.
Through the returning seasons may I walk.
On the trail marked with pollen may I walk.
With grasshoppers about my feet may I walk.
With dew about my feet may I walk.
With beauty may I walk.
With beauty before me may I walk.
With beauty behind me may I walk.
With beauty above me may I walk.
With beauty below me may I walk.
With beauty all around me, may I walk.
In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk.
In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, living again, may I walk.
It is finished in beauty.
It is finished in beauty.

Navajo Night Chant, via John Sexton, via Mike Johnston.

Via D’Aracoeli, Rome, Italy, June 2014

Published 2014 July 7

Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy, June 2014

Published 2014 July 3

LaStorta (Vampiruuuu), Rome, Italy, June 2014

Published 2014 July 1

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