Instagram followers will have noticed that the majority of my pictures from October and November were taken in Tamraght, Morocco.
It was in this beautiful village that I spent those two months – first with a month running the social media marketing for The Lunar Surf House, and second spending a month with friends who were running a hotel.
But whilst I’ve shared with you plenty of my travels in Morocco, I haven’t yet shared Tamraght with you on this blog. Which is a shame – because it’s a small and kind community in a stunning location on the West coast of the country.
Doors of Tamraght
For the first month I spent in the village, we rarely ventured higher than the two main streets. This was where the local shops are and to go any higher towards up mainland was to go further from the beach.
But towards the end of my stay, many of us were ready to explore more and we spent one day ascending the winding tarmac roads that led to the top of the residential hill.
I couldn’t help but stop and record the stunning doorways along the way…
“Wild things are much tougher than us. Most of the time, the things we break are what we make, hold or possess: hearts, for example” – Patrick Barkham Above is a #quote from one of my favourite books about the English Coastline. I chose it because for the weeks it took the owners of this house to create the mosaic #zelij on this step, all you could see was broken tiles. And now look how beautiful it is… And yet throughout the ‘wild’ plants remained. #thehostelgirl #Morocco #ihavethisthingwithzelij
Surrounded by traditional Zelij tiling, local fauna and incorporating the colour scheme of the village, the doors of Tamraght are each as beautiful as they are unique.
And whilst these doors are more intricate than they are unassuming, they usually hide far more luxurious interior design behind their thick and sturdy wooden or steel material.
My favourite part of the doors of Tamraght? Th majority of them are set in to the old walls of the city which are a soft rose colour – the same colour you will find in the streets of Marrakech. Deemed as the colour for the Imperial city, the red clay that gives the walls this colour offers a soft setting for the bright blues, golds, and browns that pop from the enforced doors.
Time for a new mini-Insta series: Doors of Tamraght. This is one of the beautiful front doors found on the streets of Tamraght Morocco… #thehostelgirl #Tamraght #Morocco A photo posted by The Hostel Girl (@the_hostelgirl) on
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