Neighborhoods blend homes and businesses to make it possible to be completely local and support local.
Concrete and metal, common in Morocco, are materials that show age quite quickly. One might mistake the image of a neighborhood to be dicrepid and run down, whereas truly it has rustic character and grit, capturing color and stories that make communities deeply rooted in connections.
It’s about seeing the beauty in the richness of culture and environment. In America, we work so hard to make life appear pristine, even if it’s not. In Morocco, it’s about taking that time to connect with each other. Judgement is not necessary.
The bike shop:
Images of homes:
Bottoms of homes are often shops: