Friday, April 29, 2011

{ essaouira } wanderings I

After four fabulous days in Marrakech we hopped on a bus to the seaside town of Essaouira, which is a good two hour drive to the west. Essaouira is a quite famous small village directly located at the Atlantic ocean - it used to be a favorite hang-out place in the 70s for artists and musicians (Jimi Henrix was a regular visitor). Nowadays it is mainly famous for its strong constant winds, which attracts surfers of all sort - it is also called "the wind city of Africa".

We stayed at the beautiful Chems Bleu Riad in the Medina and did nothing but wandering through the small streets of the town, along the beach and enjoying our mint tea in the shade of fig trees.
Pure bliss!



The town used to be a fort and is famous for its old, blue wooden doors.


Hundred of cats roam the streets. Canons facing the ocean.


Mint tea in the shade of fig trees. Busy streets of the Medina.



Those colours just blow me away.


Beautiful little town, isn't it? Wanna go back just now...

19 comments:

  1. loving your pictures a lot ; )
    love,
    Jello

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  2. That town looks magical! What a blessing to experience it!

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  3. just beautiful, as per usual.

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  4. It really is a beautiful little town. Love your photos & descriptions... also loved checking out the website of your hotel.... just in case I ever get to go!

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  5. Ooh that is gorgeous! The coloured powders, the lamps, the adorable cats... the blue doors are really unexpected but so bright and inspiring.

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  6. Oh. My. AMAZING. I seriously, SERIOUSLY need to travel. This is all so beautiful. you realy bring those photos to life! LOVE YOURE BLOG!

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  7. oh wie schön. deinen blog zu durchstöbern ist ja wie auf reisen gehen. werde bestimmt öfters mal vorbei schauen :)

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  8. those blue doors have me completely captivated.

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  9. The colors are stunning. What a fantastic place to visit.

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  10. The colours of Morocco are so fantastic. All you photos have made me even more keen to go and properly explore the place.

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  11. These pictures are amazing! Really made me want to visit this little place =)

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  12. oh.oh. ich bekomme einen ernstzunehmenden anflug von fernweh. traumhaft schööön!

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  13. what a beautiful place and photographs!pretty curious about how that mint tea taste like :)

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  14. that place is really beautiful! i hope to visit marrakech one day :) thanks for sharing with us

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  15. Thank you very much for your comments. I really appreciate the nice things you said! And I have to tell you that Morocco is one of my dream destinations. You captured it beautifully. The colours and clarity are beautiful.

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  16. a place with very positive mood. Love the colours and the representation you made of it, mixing landscape, objects, souls and 'urban' views

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  17. Die kleinen Katzen würden mich arg verführen - ich würde sie alle mitnehmen wollen. Das ging mir schon mit jedem Straßenhund so, der mir irgendwo begegnet ist.
    Der Minztee sieht superlecker aus. Und die Säcke voll dem bunten Pulver wunderschön.

    Ein sehr schönes Land.

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  18. That town looks so beautiful and yes, those colour totally blew me away:) Happy Monday afternoon, sweetie

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