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July 30, 2008
The Blue City by *GreenEyedHarpy Although the suggester didn't formally suggest this, I saw it in his journal and fell in love. The framing here is perfect and I adore the boy's dreamy expression. The colors are lovely as well. Great work!
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The Blue City



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The Blue City II. And other shots from Morocco

Chefchaouen is a city in northwest Morocco. It is the chief town of the province of the same name.

Chefchaouen is situated in the Rif Mountains, just inland from Tangier and Tetouan. The city was founded in 1471, as a small fortress which still exists to this day, by Moorish exiles from Spain to fight the Portuguese invasions of northern Morocco.

It was known as one of the main concentrations of Moriscos and Jews who sought refuge in this mountainous city after the Spanish Reconquista in medieval times.

In 1920, the Spanish seized Chefchaouen to form part of Spanish Morocco. They returned the city after the independence of Morocco in 1956.

The name 'Chefchaouen' refers to the shapes of the mountain tops that tower over the town, that look like the two horns (chaoua) of a goat. It literally means "look at the horns".

The blue-rinsed houses and buildings, are a tradition that comes from the town's former Jewish population.

(Thank you Wikipedia [link] )

Thank you very much `rhapsouldize for selecting this for a DD. It's a huge honour for me (particularly considering I'm not really a street photographer). And thank you all for the :+fav:'s and comments. I'm so glad you like it!
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