Tuesday, November 29, 2011

On the Road….The Blue & White City of Essaouira, Morocco


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    November 29, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Cool and intriguing picture… I want to know more!

  2. Fashion Me Wild

    November 29, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    These pictures are all raw. And the blue is magnificent. Great shot!

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  3. Mollie

    November 29, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    This shade of blue is breathtaking. I wish more cities would incorporate saturated colors into the design and architecture.

  4. Mollie

    November 29, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    This shade of blue is breathtaking. I wish more cities would incorporate saturated colors
    into their design and architecture.

  5. thefashionguitar

    November 29, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    The colors there are so pretty, so strong… lovely

    XO Charlotte

  6. April

    November 29, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    The most beautiful Blue.

  7. lauri ferres

    November 29, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Since you are traveling from one city to another, you should read “Invisible cities” from Italo Calvino (italian writer). I’m sure you would love it.
    A big fan from Paraguay. Laura

  8. maryse

    November 29, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    très belle photo !

  9. Creative

    November 29, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Thank you for an entertaining and informative blog.

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  10. Mymonah

    November 29, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I went to Morocco before tow years and I fell in love withe these old houses (L) .

  11. Lauri

    November 29, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Since you are traveling all the time, you should read “Invisible Cities” from the italian writer Italo Calvino. I’m sure you are going to love it.
    A big fan from Paraguay.

  12. Theresa

    November 29, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Gorgeous, just gorgeous. Reminds me of when my family took a trip to Mexico when I was a child.


  13. Mariatru

    November 29, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Such an amazing patterns. Makes me want to be there, see it, feel it. And the state in which those buildings are, makes it mysterious and somewhat romantic.

  14. tatti

    November 29, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I love Essaouira.

  15. Margherita

    November 29, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    What are those veggies? Hope you didn’t eat them…

  16. Cece

    November 29, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Shades of Yves Klein. It’s easy to see how one could become obsessed with blue, in Morocco.

  17. Elana

    November 29, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I love that these are the images you are sharing from your trip to Morocco.

    I just returned from a summer spent in West Africa where I faced the constant frustration of witnessing such unfamiliar beauty without the ability to document it effectively. The camera employs a different meaning for many Africans than it does for Westerners which can make shooting individuals virtually impossible depending on your ethics.

    Regardless, the “lived in” nature of many of the dwelling and common spaces in the urban communities conveys the character of the people that utilize that space in a very special way. So when capturing the individual on film is at conflict, an image of the space they inhabit can be mutually agreeable.

    I just wanted to take an opportunity to commend your efforts. As always, thank you for sharing.

  18. Serdane

    November 29, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Divine !! I live simple things !!

  19. Juanita

    November 29, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Love the blue of Essaouira. You may have time to visit the little synagogue (the only one left) in the top left hand quarter of the medina. You will have seen that Essaouira once had a lively Jewish community – there are stars of David on loads of the merchants houses – this was news to me when I got there. Also love the orange juice, palmiers and apricot jam for breakfast! Incomparible really. Also love the Chalet de la plage!

  20. camila

    November 29, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Interesting new concept… The subjects have gone, but the backgrounds are still interesting.

  21. Spaniard.

    November 29, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    How I do love the pictures and the blue Maroccan color. It’s great and I do love Essaouira.

  22. maryam

    November 29, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    its amazing how culture overlaps, we also have bowls exactly like that in pakistan to drink tea out of. i wonder if moroccons use it for the same purpose

  23. Lauren Helen

    November 29, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    I’m with Mollie on this – more cities need to include rich colour like this in their architecture. Why should our houses be bland and all look the same?

  24. clara turbay

    November 29, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Great but simple!

  25. Minty

    November 29, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    GORGEOUS COLOUR! Morocco seems amazing, and this is just a doorway and a table, too!

    x Minty

  26. Elizabeth

    November 30, 2011 at 1:26 am

    These are wonderful. I always enjoy seeing what you shoot, even if it strays from fashion. This is my favorite of the bunch – the light on the bowls is lovely.

  27. Jane

    November 30, 2011 at 4:03 am

    That shade of blue sets my heart singing.

  28. Sabine

    November 30, 2011 at 4:17 am

    Such beautiful captures of Marocco and Essaouira… Photos cannot transport the smells and sounds of places, but yours transport me right back. I thought Marocco was pretty overwhelming, too – mesmerizing and sometimes frightening at the same time.

  29. Stefania

    November 30, 2011 at 5:57 am

    I was there a few years ago in September and I have to say that, judging from these pictures, this town looks amazing off peek season. Great photos.
    Mint infusion….delicious!

  30. antique engagement rings

    November 30, 2011 at 7:15 am

    I just love the blue….a lovely photo!

  31. Anna Louisa

    November 30, 2011 at 9:13 am

    again, absolutely stunning. I’m going to paint a sidetable this blue!


  32. Elisa Eymery

    November 30, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Great photo, I love it. The beauty of simple things.



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  34. une chatte grise

    November 30, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Amazing photo series here. To pick up on what Lauren Helen said–I’m struck not only by the color but by the inclusion of small but lovely & functional design elements in the buildings (patterned tiles & ironwork, for instance). In an odd way, these photos remind me of New England mill towns, where decorative bits can often be found on all sorts of old buildings (not just the expensive ones). I find that aesthetic far more appealing than “machines for living”…

  35. beau

    November 30, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    charming…such a intriguing country.

  36. sarah

    December 1, 2011 at 8:56 pm

  37. Nicole

    December 1, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    So..are you hooked yet? Essaouira is magical and full of colour and life.
    You should go back when they have the music festival.

  38. umanbn

    December 3, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I know its a clichè but those north African colours and textures are beautiful…..

  39. Matt

    December 9, 2011 at 7:03 am

    The stuff under the table is mint. They use it, along with a lot of sugar, to make mint tea.

  40. Rabii ben

    January 7, 2012 at 11:46 am

    This blue is very used in moroccan cities such as essaouira, marrakech, assilah, chaoueun … and many more cities. (mediteranean cities in europe as well)
    Aloso know as “klein blue” and called in morocco : “bleu majorelle” refering to the famous YSL gardens in the center of marrakech city, that everyone can check her : http://jardinmajorelle.com/

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