Monday Washing Lines – Fes, Morocco

Welcome to my new project – Washing Lines

This one I spotted in the Moroccan city of Fes…

A sneaky picture this because people in Morocco don’t like having their picture taken. As we walked through the city Kim kept snapping away taking pictures of local people as they went about their business. She had to be quick however and mostly secretive about what she was doing.

This is something to do with being suspicious about having an image made of themselves and on most occasions when someone saw a camera pointed their way they would either turn away or wag a reproachful finger to say no.

It is a Challenge. Feel Free to Join in.

23 responses to “Monday Washing Lines – Fes, Morocco

  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    indeed===a handsome new challenge!


  2. I know just what you mean about Kim being secretive – I usually use my phone and pretend I’m sending a text. I daren’t use the Sony unless my subject is further away.


  3. Something about stealing part of their soul each time you “steal” an image. Quite a romantic notion even if it is frustrating for those armed with camera.


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  5. That’s very colourful laundry. I don’t like having my photo taken either, particularly without permission.


  6. It’s an old belief that an image captures the soul of the person concerned. My Grandma believed that if a picture fell over, or off the wall, then the person concerned would die in the near future.
    I suppose that the idea is connected to the practice of sticking pins in dolls and In Morocco is surely older than Islam.


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  8. It’s a shame you couldn’t have stopped and suggested she move that solitary red garment along to be with its fellows. In other respects she’s done a good job, I think.

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  9. The innocence of childhood. He’s just interested 🙂 🙂


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