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

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breathing life into stone

Athena Parthenos, Roman Copy (1st-2nd C. A.D.), Louvre, Paris, France

Athena Parthenos, Roman Copy (1st-2nd C. CE), Louvre, Paris, France

Part of the Louvre’s antiquities collection, Athena Parthenos, also called Athena of the Necklace, is a Roman copy after the original which stood in the Parthenon in Athens. The statue dates to the 1st-2nd century CE and is made of parian and pentelic marble. The original statue by Phidias, dated 438 BCE, was a 36-foot colossus constructed of a wooden frame sheathed in ivory and gold. It stood inside the Parthenon in Athens.  Athena, the daughter of Zeus, was the Greek goddess of wisdom, war and crafts.  The Parthenon was built in her honor.


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