Location: Marrakech, Morocco
An adventure searching for the perfect derelict Riad, through the constuction itself, to the end result (insha'Allah!)

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

A sunshine break

Yesterday the men carried on clearing the site and focused on destroying what is left of the back of the house (above) and the old salon with its arched doorway.  You can still see a bit of the old wooden canopy from the well, to the left of the archway.  Grant (our designer and project manager) tells us that the mud from the walls and old debris has turned into sludge in the rain and isn't much good for creating a base for the foundations of the house.  Most of it will have to be removed.  So far no donkeys have yet been employed to remove the debris from the site, mostly just trucks and HondasDonkeys are the traditional method of construction transportation in the medina and Grant assures us that there will be plenty of opportunities for donkey action photos later on in the project.

Below are some photos from today which show the salon wall and archway completely down.

The sun came out this morning and is drying up the site.  The workmen take advantage of this to get a well earned break.  They have worked so hard and made excellent progress in such a short time.

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