From Barb Barry in Morocco:
Here are two sketches from our gorgeous 800 year old home, Dar Allaimoun. A two story house, with a central dining room opened to the sky. Balconies, climbing flowering vines ... birds cheerfully chirp as they come home to nest at sun fall. No windows otherwise... a real fortress. Colorful tiles everywhere ... floors, walls, fountains... fanciful Moroccan lamps hanging from the ceilings, a rooftop deck with outdoor sleeping. Sweet, quiet neighborhood ... all the houses are fortresses with heavy ornate doors, near the souks in the medina. Lovingly cared for by beautiful Morrocan housekeeper, Fouzia.