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Many have asked about the Header image above, which I named 'Eerie Genny'. It was originally shot with film [taken on the shore of the Genesee River near the Univ. of Rochester]. During the darkroom development, I flashed a light above the tray. The process, known as 'solarization', produces eerie, ghostlike effects; some have mistaken this image as an infra-red photo. Some 35+ years later, I scanned and digitized the print, and did a little modern day editing, and, voila.
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Morocco Odyssey 14: Fes (iii)

                        On our second day in Fes, we met our local tour guide, Mohammed.
He led us through the souks of the medina, which proved to be the most exciting one we had experienced to date. It was bubbling with activity, full of all manner of stores, open-air stalls and bustling shoppers. It is no wonder that it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There were even donkeys pulling wagons, bicyclists and even motorbikes. I quickly learned the Arab word, balak, for look out [Achtung in German]. More often than not, the bikers whizzed past without a warning, even in tight spaces.
During the course of our stay in Fes, I don’t know how many times we passed the cobbler below, who always greeted us with a smile and a hand wave. Many of the folks simply said “Welcome to Fes” as I passed by.
                             The barber in this one chair shop invited me in, but I took a pass.
 Here is a gentleman operating an old fashioned whetstone to sharpening knives and scissors.
               Foodstuffs, household items, jewelry, trinkets abounded, truly a feast for the eyes and nose.
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