Colorful Scenes from the Old Marché de Guéliz
Le marché de Guéliz, an indoor-outdoor grocery market in the heart of downtown Marrakesh has been iconic for decades. Anyone who’s ever lived there probably has a hint of an emotional tie to it. While everything around it modernized, it remained as it was 50 years ago. Its time has arrived, though. In the last few years, it has been moved to a temporary location while its new one is being built in an ultra modern setting at the base of a high rise. The Marrakchis protested its demolition but financial appeal was much stronger than the desire for historic preservation. Below are pictures of it before the move. Alas, I doubt the new one will have live chicken or pets.
Glad I took pictures!