Colorful leather shoes are on display for sale in Fez, Morocco, but the process by which the leather is dyed is both fascinating and troubling, as shown below.
There are many vats of dye into which animal hides are doused. From a distance the colors and patterns are inviting, but take a look at the closer view below.
The animal hides are dyed by hand, with men standing in the vats of dye. Part of my work involves promoting safety for workers in the USA, and exposure to the chemicals in these vats of dye cannot be healthy.
The architecture of Morocco is intricate and colorful. This is the interior of the Bou Inania Madrasa, which was founded in 1351. It is a mosque as well as a school.
I believe this gentleman is one of the teachers. He was some quiet moments in the courtyard and attracted the attention of these cats as well my camera.