The rooftops of Fez

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Russell’s first view of her larger surroundings comes when she climbs to the rooftop terrace, to see:

All around lay a tight jumble of buildings, their rooftops—squared, domed, and crenellated; brick and stone and tile; crisply renovated or crudely patched or on the point of collapse—at a myriad of levels, like the world’s largest set of children’s blocks. The town covered slopes dropping into a valley; higher hills, green with winter rains, lay in the distance. Here and there, tree-tops poked up between the structures, but there was no discernable break for roads, and the buildings were so intertwined that they appeared to be resting atop one another.

In modern Fez, one has to squint and remove the satellite dishes, aerials, and plastic sheeting from view, but behind those accretions, the city is the same.

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Comments

  1. What a fascinating place! I can’t wait to read more about it.

  2. Katie O says:

    Can’t wait for this book… so excited!!

  3. Betsy Z says:

    Fez sounds fascinating. I would like to visit there someday.2

  4. Erica Ruth says:

    You can hardly tell where one ends and another begins!

  5. Christina Pollock says:

    I really like reading about this part of the world!

  6. Meredith Taylor says:

    Thank goodness September will be here soon!

  7. Roxanne says:

    It is a jumble, isn’t it? I can’t imagine what the streets and alleys below this mishmash of building must be like.

  8. In all the books I have read of yours, I find myself captured by the descriptive and evocative picture you paint…or should I say write…of the countries, cultures, arcitecture and the people. So much so that I am eager and do look for further books to read about these wonderful places. Further Education…I enjoy it so much!! Thank You.

  9. Kathy Aiau says:

    The pictures will add to the reading experience. Wow

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