Saturday, May 17, 2014

Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes




Spent a few hours walking around Brighton Beach, a relaxed beach 25 minutes south of Melbourne, which as you can tell, is quite famous for its bathing boxes.  All colors and designs, and most retailing for over $400,000.  Good times, good vibes!








The bathing boxes with the skyline in the disance

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Tannery in Fes, Morroco



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Here's a good video explaining how a tannery in Morocco works.  Fun to hear the guide in his thick Moroccan accent explaining the colors and what the workers do, plus a good overall view of the main part of the operation.  Tanneries are key to the Moroccan economy, although they are not as prevalent as they used to be. The largest tanneries are this one here in Fes and also in Marrakesh.  Very impressive in size and the amount of workers.  This was during the winter (in January 2014) when the tannery is only being worked with 1/4 the amount of workers normally in the summer.