Tanneries & Balloon


It is an experience that you will never forget.



The tanneries were both a top priority and a unique experience. You get handed a bushel of mint upon entry, and, man-oh-man, will you need it. The funk of a million camel and other animal hides rule the air. The skin comes off and straight to this place. An intricate and ancient manual process is applied, and we as consumers get artisan products never quite understanding what dyes and cures are involved. For instance, pigeon droppings as a staple in the making collected from across the city. The shop beneath was amazing, and the hospitality was soothing.

The mint bushel never left my nose as I sat for a 1:1 with a man who grew up doing just what you see in this image. Once you see it in person, you will never forget it. I would have loved to see the shop from the vantage point of a hot air balloon.

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Medium – 15 x 11.15, Large – 20 x 15