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Fez



Fez
Introduction

1. Bali

2. Medieval ages

3. Narrow shopping

4. Kairouine mosque

5. Looking in

6. Attarin madrasa

7. Bab Boujeloud

8. The clothes shop

9. Dog's life for a mule

10. Skin funduq

11. Tanners' quarter

12. Merenid tombs

13. Fez el-Jedid

14. The Mellah

15. The Royal Palace

16. Making carpets

17. Making tiles

18. The reel specialist

19. The river of Fez

20. The modern town

21. Middle class summer

Practicalities




















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FEZ
Bali

Fez, Morocco

Right on the eastern walls of the Bali.


Fez, Morocco

Right in from the Bab Boujeloud.


The Bali, or the oldest quarters of Fez, were to a large degree saved by the French general Lyautey. When the French got in control of Morocco around the time of World War I, he made all necessary arrangements to protect the medieval structures against the modern development.
The result is that Fez el-Bali has taken good care of its old architectural structures and is also very much a living city, where most streets are too narrow for cars and donkeys and mules are in common use. Just like all through its history, Fez el-Bali has a striking combination of poverty and developed culture.


Fez, Morocco

Looking down at the covered suuqs. What looks like a road is the roof of the main shopping street in Fez el-Bali.




By Tore Kjeilen