‘Fes - Oasis in the medina’
In the heart of the medina of Fes el Bali surrounded by the bustling souks you can find several oasis of calm and tranquility.
After exploring and getting lost in the enormous maze of lanes and blind alleys and after being fascinated by the bustling life in the souks of this best surviving example of an ancient Arab city, it's a welcome change to relax on the terrace of one of the restaurants that offer great views over the medina.
Some restaurants are housed in historic buildings. If not they still often have mosaic walls and fountains.
Fes el Bali is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
According to Wikipedia, Fes el Bali, the larger of the two medinas of Fes, is the largest contiguous car-free urban area in the world.
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serp2000 (37511) 2011-05-01 22:48
Excellent presentation of quiet life in Moroco.
Superb composition with nice colours, good sharpness and fine DoF.
Today this country is not safe place for a rest.
RhodieIke (11512) 2011-05-01 22:48
Hi Paul, Fantastic photo of this super restaurant,what a place to eat,Love the lamps,Well done, Cheers Iain.
jhm (134518) 2011-05-02 2:31
Een hoog kwaliteits foto, o zo scherp dat alle details kunnen waargenomen worden.
Precies of ik zit zelf op deze tarras, helder van kleur met een mooi panorama in de achtergrond.
Prachtige samenstelling, bedankt.
tober (8797) 2011-05-02 4:41
Hello Paul, what a beautiful terrace with full of wonderful exotic ornaments peculiar to Maghreb geography. The sight from the balcony towards the medina is also impressive. I wish to have a seat and drink mint&green tea while enjoying the view. Best regards, Tolga
robmal (1858) 2011-05-02 5:23
Great vertical citycsape shot with beautiful composition and super POV, fantastic colors and sharpness,I like it, congratulations.
npecanhuk (60224) 2011-05-02 8:40
What a pleasant-looking spot!
What a beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, vertical format, black & white & grey borders, contrasts, dof and composition are all excellent here!
Vases with plants and the whole structure of that place are quite inviting!
TFS - congrats,
sacavem (18610) 2011-05-02 13:23
In the heart of the Medina of Fes el Bali, you have found this terrace a beautiful place to shoot, much like the POV. Where do you see part of the city and its beautiful architecture.
erhan1958 (14436) 2011-05-03 8:18
a perfect living space
Even if the city looks beautiful in the background
greetins from turkey
adramad (34951) 2011-05-03 11:59
That place so charming and wonderful POV you have chosen, on the first plane this idyllic terrace, to show the charm of this city with its minarets and typical houses.
The light is perfect and the color is really nice. Good job, a beautiful picture.
P / D. What a coincidence we stayed at the hotel in Toledo, I also I was in the hostel Santa Isabel, an old building renovated, enchanting and charming.
emka (72306) 2011-05-03 13:34
it is a real oasis in the Fez medina. Wonder4ful place to relsax with mint tea - near the cooling fountain, with wonderful view over medina. fantastic composition - I like the "roof" and the lamp, the position of the minaret is also perfect.
UlfE (14635) 2011-05-04 11:31
A really well-composed photo with a lot of details to look at. I am really impressed by the sharpness and depth of this photo. TFS and have a nice evening!
danos (82675) 2011-05-05 4:16
the view of the Medina through out the oasis is good with the creating calmness and tranquillity to be the main characteristics of the image.I'd like the shot to had more contrast of the colours as the harsh light is so strong over there in Medina.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
lousat (71461) 2011-05-05 4:29
Hi Paul,Morocco is always beautiful and i like a lot this very artistic composition,a peacefull corner whit a fantastic scenary in background...it's all i need to be happy!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.
ilDottore (5252) 2011-05-05 15:15
What a wonderful colours and charming composition.
Very exotic main subject, perfect picture ready-made to some tourist brochure.
Greetings from Dublin!
marina7 (8049) 2011-05-06 13:06
This place is so beautiful and cosy I wish I could sit there at one of those tables:) I've been to Morocco but never visited Fes. Now I wish I had. Very lovely picture with superb point of view.
Have a great weekend,
ciakgiak (30405) 2011-05-06 13:58
the panoramic view of Fes is splendid, but it's really nice how you composed the scene with this particular garden in FG. The colors, the light and the quality are superb, the sharpness is excellent.
Congratulations and TFS.
paololg (31448) 2011-05-07 9:03
Amazing composizione, dear Paul, you have really chosen a fantastic POV! A photo rich in pleasant details, perfectly defined, bright and with an excellent sharpness. This terrace on the city is really suggestive, congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice weekend!
AiresSantos (56155) 2011-05-07 23:29
Amazing place in the medina
Excellent contrast with remaining tipical buildings
I like a lot your POV, excellent place to enjoy a tea
Have a nice Sunday
TopGeo (38168) 2011-05-08 0:00
That place of balcony a view with so charming to show the charm of this city with its minarets and typical houses. A combination of decoration and the style is a real oasis in the Fez medina
The light is perfect and the color is really nice. Good job, a beautiful picture.
anokutan (15097) 2011-05-08 23:03
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, vertical format, black & white , contrasts, dof and composition are all excellent here!
ikeharel (51533) 2011-05-09 0:39
The green iron canopy with it's lamps, is framing the town and hills scenery on BG, and the fountain and flowers-pots giving scale to this fabulous image.
Very "bussy" picture with many objects filling it's space.
A nice take and pleasent to look at.
kordinator (14831) 2011-05-09 0:39
Fantastic capture of this interesting and beautiful place.
Nice details are very well collected,beautuful colors,excellent light.
Great angle and depth of image.
jaywalker (16095) 2011-05-09 2:05
Hi Paul, This is a really great shot with wonderful warm light & excellent detail, the view you chose is superb & the tall tower creates a brilliant focal point, wonderful soft colours & a beautiful scene, kind regards Wilson.
sacimar (25975) 2011-05-09 9:19
good image, this terrace is an excellent place to spend some time, I like the composition with the plants and the lamps, the view of Fes is impressive, well done,
mauro61 (52623) 2011-05-09 10:03
bellissima questa scena ricca di elementi compositivi che ben presenti gestendo ottimamente la luce.
POV molto interessante che mette in risalto la bellezza del luogo.
ruisc_pt (10343) 2011-05-10 8:56
Magnificent composition light and tonalities.
TFS it paul
vladic (4323) 2011-05-10 15:11
Une belle clarté pour cette image, une étonnante et magnifique composition. Très beau cliché, à la limite de fabuleux. Très beau travail, raffiné et bien maîtrisé.
ines8 (5996) 2011-05-12 12:26
Splendid and exotic view,a very beautiful composition, fantastic clarity, fine details.
s_lush (16134) 2011-05-12 22:58
All your shots from Morocco are very interesting, highly aesthetic and of perfect quality, in particular, this one. The elegant green foreground is a very good natural framing for the view of the city and the mountains in the background. Absolutely excellent composition and skillful capture!
rodgerg (55767) 2011-05-14 7:11
Dag best Paul,
Un magnifique endroit d'où il doit être très agréable de regarder la belle medina de Fes. Le POv est pariculièrement bien choisi avec cet avant-paln riche en détails et la perspective qui s'ouvre sur un mianret, les toits de la medina et les montagnes. Vraiment une très agréable image.
Nard (6970) 2011-05-15 2:31
Une magnifique terrase avec une décoration typique et une magnifique vue sur Fes. Il doit être bien agréable de prendre ici un petit déjeuner lorsque la lumière matinale est encore douce. Belle photo.
zoomer (6) 2011-05-30 7:30
Hello,what a fantastic composition.Superb DOF and the colors are so atmospheric.To look at this is an experience.Friendly regards Wolf.
jmdias (52009) 2011-06-06 18:08
a very beautiful view of this patio full of plants and tiles. I liked the special framing with the mosque peeking ahead. excellent light and pov. I wanto to know this place this year
Yves-triga (5149) 2011-06-13 2:54
un point de vue très bien choisi pour illustrer ce coin de verdure sous ce climat aride.une très belle mise en scène.bravo
Charo (51208) 2011-07-01 16:55
This terrace is a delight, beautifully decorated with splendid views over the city.
Bella perspective with a wonderful composition and excellent colors.
Kitty_the_Wild (1169) 2012-04-25 13:13
Looking in your gallery, I found this charming view and these colors so bright and vivid. Well composed the diagonal cut of the gazebo.
fabbs99 (15677) 2012-08-26 20:01
Very well composed image with some fantastic colors.