May 19, 2009

Street Scenes: Essaouira Morocco

Moroccan blue is probably the most perfect blue. In Essaouira, an ancient port city located on the Atlantic coast, you’ll see it incorporated into the architecture. The medina is known for its whitewashed buildings and is the perfect backdrop for the warm hue.

Essaouira is a laid back place and has some of the coolest looking hippies I have ever seen. They don’t try, they just are.

14 comments:

Final_Transit said...

When were you in Morocco Wendy? The contrasting colors look beautiful!

jen laceda said...

I miss Essaouira so much! I know we've only been back a few days, but I truly, truly, truly miss Morocco!

Catherine said...

This is definitely a place I want to visit when I am based in Europe again...great shot.

Fly Girl said...

What a beautiful shade of blue! It's very soothing, I bet that influences how laid-back the hippies are!

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Excellent color idea.
The brain behind the white/blue color ?

Trotter said...

Hi Wendy! Sorry for the absence, but I’ve been busy with my parents’ health; almost 180 years to care... ;)

What a lovely blue; but the Tunisian one isn't worse... ;))
Great Mexican posts!!

Blogtrotter is paying homage to Vilnius as European Capital of Culture 2009. Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!

Wendy said...

Hi Priyank, almost 2 years ago.

Jen, I bet you do.

Catherine, you would love it.

Fly Girl, I'm tempted to paint a wall in my apartment this color.

Hobo, check out the link in my post. All is explained.

Hi Gil, thanks for stopping by.

Erica said...

Blue is my favorite color so I would love Essaouira!

kristine said...

I grew up in Morocco. This shade of blue has a special place in my heart. Love it.

Wendy said...

Erica, You must go!

Kristine, what amazing childhood memories you must have.

Team Rees said...

Beautiful shots! We're making our way through Portugal and the south of Spain right now, Morocco in a few weeks — can't wait, thanks for the teaser :)

Monna said...

Hi Wendy! Thanks for the lovely blue door and your post about Essaouira. For three years, we have been hoping to get to Morocco but it didn't happen. It's a big world.

Prêt à Voyager said...

i've only heard wonderful things about essaouira. i can't wait to make it there one day. this picture only sells me further :)

anne

Kate said...

Love your work. So vibrant and they really capture the flavour of your destinations.

I run a urban photography project website and one of the section is photography of cities of the world. i hope you have time to drop by and perhaps submit some of your work to add to the project.

thanks Kate