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Blue City at Blue Hour

Blue City at Blue Hour

Search for Chefchaouen and you get dazzling imagery of vibrant blue alleys and embroidered doorways framing the everyday life of the local community which thrives there. I got very absorbed exploring the innumerable unnamed streets, staring at artwork in colorful cul-de-sacs, enjoying the local children playing games, eyeing the variety of carpets and spices on sale in the souvenir stores, and catching the odd glimpse of feline denizens who seem to have command of the town with a calm demeanor.

I decided to take a step back to see how it was actually laid out, and until I got to that vista point, I never realized the scale of that town. From high above, the medina was a smorgasbord of "blue"-washed concrete buildings smashed together high up in the up on the hillside, with orange street-lights highlighting the thoroughfares snaking up the hills and highlighting the mosques that acted as focal points for the medina.

I tried to imagine how it would have been a few decades ago, a thriving community of traders nestled high in the mountains. And how now, we, as tourists, get the opportunity and resources to visit places like these....

"To visit Morocco is like turning the pages of some illuminated Persian manuscript all embroidered with bright shapes and subtle lines" - Edith Wharton


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Photo prise @ Chechaouen le 26 février 2017 (© A Camera Story / Flickr)

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 africa, morocco, blue city, twilight, blue hour, long exposure, travel, travel photography, sunset, chefchaouen, sony dslt a99, sony 24-70mm f2.8cz

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