Chefchaouen The Blue City

Chefchaouen is a lovely hillside City in Morroco. It is known for its blue painted buildings. I was surprised to learn that the extensive use of blue is only about 20 years old. Something most travel writers either ignore or don’t know. The city is whitewashed or painted three times a year for religious reasons. If the paint is only one storey high, it was done by a women.

Many shades of blue

Night blues

From my terrace

A communal bakery. The women bring their loaves in the morning for baking.

Fort built in 1471 by Portuguese prisoners

Past Favorite

Arches, the Mosque at Cordoba, Spain

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Shining Light on the Past

Gothic elements in the Church of St. John the Baptist, Matera, Basilicata, c. 1229.

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Found Art: Sanctuary

In the Eye of the Beholder

Bari, Puglia, Italy

The Door to Time

Beware. Should you enter the door to time, there is no guarantee you can return.

In the eye of the beholder.

Always Look Up

Transept dome, Basilica di S. Croce, Lecce, Puglia, Italy.

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