|"Welcome to the Souk"|
Nevertheless here's my Souk, as complete as it's ever likely to be. The photographs are of my cameraman's usual mediocre to poor standards, but one or two show the model in its true colours - it is predominantly white, rather than the off-white magnolia of the other adobes and bases, apparent in a few pics. The floor 'tiling' is a mix of washes and again is apparent in a few photographs.
Your guide throughout will be Omar the Wise as seen in the photograph above.
|"One of two useful side entrances"|
|"The rear (secure) door."|
|"Abdul the rash tried entering here on his camel"|
|"Space in the courtyard for several traders..."|
|"The rather better area for the trade is the arcade..."|
|"...sheltered from th elements and tiled throughout..."|
|"...giving an upmarket feel"|
|"There is also a strongroom, which is perfect for holding valuables..."|
|"...and a rather larger area for the more discerning"|
|"Internally it is very well maintained..."|
|"...but of course there are areas where private talks can occur"|
|"Moving on to the roof of the building..."|
|"... where Abdul 9the rash) again visited..."|
|"...but there is ample room for more trade"|
|"That's our Souk then, hope you enjoyed the tour, Omar from the Souk"|
Apologies are in order too, as I've fallen well behind in my efforts to keep up with all the blogs I normally comment on, but as time, current health, real-life and various hospital appointments (three in the next four weeks!) allow, I will endeavour to catch-up.
Thanks for taking the time to visit, hopefully the quality has not hampered you finding something of interest and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.