Through The Lens: Marrakesh

February 27, 2014 • Through The Lens

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Whilst Morocco remains staid and unchanging, the capital Marrakesh mixes the old with the new. In the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old Town hordes of tourists mingle with merchants, trader and performers, all hawking their wares.

Nyncke Ernst is an amateur photographer and who studied Journalism and Anthropology with a focus on Asia. Not only Asia interests her; traveling in general is one of her greatest passions. The only thing that tops traveling as her passion is photography. In this photo set Nyncke uses an analogue Nikon F-501 and Fujicolor Superia X-Tra 200/400 film. Check out her portfolio at: www.cargocollective.com/nynckeernst/

When you walk a couple of blocks away from Marrakech's main centre- revolving around the Djemaa el Fna square - you will experience a completely different Marrakech from what most tourist will see. It almost seems as though you've landed in another city, far away from the bustle and chaos that reigns those streets and alleys. (Nyncke Ernst)

When you walk a couple of blocks away from Marrakech’s main centre- revolving around the Djemaa el Fna square – you will experience a completely different Marrakech from what most tourist will see. It almost seems as though you’ve landed in another city, far away from the bustle and chaos that reigns those streets and alleys. (Nyncke Ernst)

Here the locals are just living their daily lives; no one seems to be bothered by the touristic circus a couple of blocks  further from where they live. (Nyncke Ernst)

Here the locals are just living their daily lives; no one seems to be bothered by the touristic circus a couple of blocks
further from where they live. (Nyncke Ernst)

Here the pace of life and its locals is quiet and calm. (Nyncke Ernst)

Here the pace of life and its locals is quiet and calm. (Nyncke Ernst)

Even in the more touristy areas a certain sereness is found. (Nyncke Ernst)

Even in the more touristy areas a certain sereness is found. (Nyncke Ernst)

A great way to see the city is by horse carriage. This way you avoid being stuck in traffic and evern more you avoid  being in an overheated taxi with an overheated driver. (Nyncke Ernst)

A great way to see the city is by horse carriage. This way you avoid being stuck in traffic and evern more you avoid
being in an overheated taxi with an overheated driver. (Nyncke Ernst)

The horses are well taken care of - in contrast with most of the overworked donkeys you will see in town. (Nyncke Ernst)

The horses are well taken care of – in contrast with most of the overworked donkeys you will see in town. (Nyncke Ernst)

Marrakech centre can be a maze, where it is easy to get lost. Getting lost howewever is one of the best ways of seeing  the city. (Nyncke Ernst)

Marrakech centre can be a maze, where it is easy to get lost. Getting lost howewever is one of the best ways of seeing
the city. (Nyncke Ernst)

The colours captureed in this photo are typical for Marrakech. You will see them throughout the city. (Nyncke Ernst)

The colours captureed in this photo are typical for Marrakech. You will see them throughout the city. (Nyncke Ernst)

Out of the reach of Marrekech's frantic bustle lie some medieval Berber towns. Here the few families left try to eke a living out of guiding tourists around their town. (Nyncke Ernst)

Out of the reach of Marrekech’s frantic bustle lie some medieval Berber towns. Here the few families left try to eke a living out of guiding tourists around their town. (Nyncke Ernst)

The vast and different landscapes you will see when driving away from Marrakech will just blow your mind. (Nyncke Ernst)

The vast and different landscapes you will see when driving away from Marrakech will just blow your mind. (Nyncke Ernst)

The View from the top of the Berber town of Aït Benhaddou. (Nyncke Ernst)

The View from the top of the Berber town of Aït Benhaddou. (Nyncke Ernst)

Taking in the Atlas Mountains in all their glory. (Nyncke Ernst)

Taking in the Atlas Mountains in all their glory. (Nyncke Ernst)

 

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