Grazing among the tombs   72629
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1 Fes el Bali (medina)
2 Bab Mahrouq
3 Kasbah Cherarda (unversity - hospital)


Location: Bab Mahrouq cemetery (390 m)      by: Pedrotti Alberto
Area: Morocco      Date: 24-03-2012
Fès is the main cultural and artistic city of Morocco, and Bab Boujloud, the main entrance to the medina, is the gateway collecting the whole touristic flow, and featuring the main bus station, a galaxy of hotels and apartments, plenty of false guides trying to intercept you, and all the like.
Well, this photo is taken less than 300 metres away from there. Moreover, the straight wall behind, belonging to an old kasbah, encompasses the Fès university and hospital.
So, I think that this image summarizes much of the contradictions of the modern world... The double presence of the (very busy) shepherd is intentional, and aims to add a further extravagant note to the already extravagant scenery. Unfortunately, he had too much work to care about my photographic exigencies, and so we see him both times from the wrong side.
13 vertical shots, zoom 16-85, 24 mm (x1.5), 1/250 sec, f/8, ISO 100.


I think it is a documentation of great interest.
2013/07/21 18:42 , Giuseppe Marzulli
2013/07/21 22:17 , Christoph Seger
You are much too productive for my currently limited capacity of panorama appreciation. But this one is extraordinary, with sheep and tombstones only distinguishable at the second or third look. Cheers, Martin
2013/07/22 22:20 , Martin Kraus
For the standards of a cemetery, this is indeed a lively picture!
Did you spot out, for example, the sheep on the right jumping above the tombstone? Now I labeled it in red, like many of them are labeled on their back. If you want, you can help yourself with - although for the jumping theme in itself 81686503 would be more rewarding...
Cheers, Alberto.
2013/07/23 01:16 , Pedrotti Alberto
The jumping sheep is a very funny detail, indeed. KR Arno
2013/07/23 12:15 , Arno Bruckardt
Schon im europäischen Raum wäre es für mich eine Frage der Pietät, ob man Friedhöfe so ungeniert öffentlich zur Schau stellen kann.
2013/07/23 22:29 , Heinz Höra
Heinz, wie es sich in Marokko verhält weiß ich zwar nicht, aber dass die Darstellung von Friedhöfen im europäischen Raum (neuerdings?) als anstößig gälte, wäre mir persönlich neu. Dann müßte man ja etliche Dokumentarfilme, Bücher und Reiseführer kritisieren und vermutlich auch einige Stadtrundfahrten abändern.

Zum Glück ist dieses Bild von unserem Freund Alberto weder ungeniert noch eine Zurschaustellung, so dass dein Einwand gerade hier nicht angebracht ist. Da keine persönlichen Daten auf den Grabsteinen erkennbar sind, soweit ich sehe, finde ich es sogar recht diskret.

VG Arno
2013/07/24 19:49 , Arno Bruckardt

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