Intricate mosaic zelij tiling work, Fez Medina, Morocco
Close up of intricate mosaic zelij tiling work inside the Fez (Fes) el Bali historic Medina, Morocco, 2015-12-16.
The entire old, walled medina of Fez el Bali is a UNESCO World Heritage protected site and is considered to be the best preserved example of a medieval medina in the Arab world. It’s labyrinth of streets are notoriously difficult to navigate and most of it’s layout, madrasas, fondouks, palaces, mosques and fountains date back to the 13th and 14th centuries, when Fez was the capital city of Morocco. It also is thought to be the largest pedestrianised space in the world. The heart of the medina is full of amazing Arab and Al-Andalus architecture and design, with a high concentration of stunning mosaic zelij displays.
- Chris Griffiths
- Image Size
- 3840x5760 / 5.3MB
Morocco Moroccan Atlas Mountains Northern Morocco Africa African Architecture Design Building Travel Tourism Destination Northern Morocco UNESCO world heritage site Fes el Bali Fez el Bali North Africa travel Mosaic Zelij zeliij urban stacked pattern geometric geometry clustered cluster Medina historic Middle Atlas background texture abstract skill artisanal Islam Islamic wall artwork artisan craft populated old ancient historic traditional Arab shape circle intricate delicate detail macro close up tile tiling Riad interior color colorful texture carving skill
- Contained in galleries