Layers of Paint, Layers of Lives

Life in the Boomer Lane

While in Morocco, Dan and I had the unique opportunity to spend the day with a friend of one of Dan’s friends.  Mhammad Benaboud is a native of Tetouan, a town about an hour’s drive from Tangier. He has spent most of his life having a love affair with his native town. And, he has been lucky that his financial circumstances have allowed him to recently pursue one of his great passions, the restoration of various historic homes in the ancient Medina of Tetouan.

He has bought, and is now restoring, about six homes. We tagged along with him on a tour of the homes. It was akin to taking a college course, right on site. The restorations are meticulous. Mhammad is adamant that all work is done using the same materials as the original. The result is a step back in time, a look at how these homes…

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