Doors of Morocco: Photo Essay by Faatima Tayob

October 30, 2013 8:57 pm

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I’ve always been a nosy person, sovaldi which might have had a little influence on my chosen career path: being a journalist just gives you a professional license to ask lots and lots of questions. When I travel, treat I’m constantly wondering what lies behind the doorways I pass in residential neighborhoods, there curious about the daily lives of the locals and how similar, or different, their living circumstances are to my own.

But I’ve never been so mesmerized by actual doors as I was in Morocco. In theory, all doors really need to be are mere portals to bigger chambers, simple gateways that conceal the private lairs that lie within. But throughout Morocco, entrances themselves are so beautifully embellished, with intricately carved woodwork or copious use of colorful zellij tiles, that they’re a source of wonder on their own. For the first time in my life I wasn’t my usual inquisitive self, snooping around for glimpses of what was hidden behind windows or slivers of half-opened gates. The dazzling array of doors held more than enough to capture my attention.

Scroll down for a series of stunning doors from throughout Morocco, from the ornate to the ancient (and usually both!), courtesy of photographer Faatima Tayob.

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