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On My Bookshelf: The Riads of Marrakech

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"The Riads of Marrakech" by Elan Fleischer (ACC Editions, $53is a book filled with striking, incredibly vibrant and detailed photos of twelve of the Riads of Medina in Marrakech, which are traditional guesthouses. The amazing architectural detail, the colors, and the luxuriousness of it all took my breath away. Each photo makes you feel like you've been transported to an exotic paradise vacation - pools included. Check out my gallery and you'll see just what I mean.

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Photos courtesy of Elan Fleischer.

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Comments (6)

  • Kevin,

    A few years ago, my daughter and I rode our bicycles through Morocco. She started at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, and I met her in southern Spain. We pedaled to Dakar, Senegal through the Sahara desert and mostly stayed in tents at night. However, on our days off, we really enjoyed our nights in hotels (riads). We were often in out of the way places that Americans don't even know about. One of our best memories, though we don't ever need to do it again, was going to a public hammam for the full experience. This book sounds lovely.

  • Wow beautiful images from the book. Amazing architecture and colors. love it!
    Thank you Kevin
    Have a wonderful weekend

  • the images are superb!

  • I, too, own 'The Riads of Marrakech' and can't recommend it enough. Whether you've already been or simply want to feel like you've gone, Mr. Fleisher has produced a most amazing book.

  • This wonderfully imaged book shows sophisticated appreciation not only the fine art of photography, but for the beauty of the riads themselves. A winning, exotic combination!

  • [...] Martha Stewart’s website (marthastewart.com) not only ran a review of the book, thier comments about the photography also included the terms ‘stunning’ and ‘breathtaking’. As Harry Carey would have said, ‘how ABOUT that!’ http://homedesign.marthastewart.com/2013/11/on-my-bookshelf-the-riads-of-marrakech.html [...]

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