Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Dawn on the Battlements



Looking east at 6 am.
We are on the coast in Essouira. This is taken from the Portuguese fortifications.



A very ancient door.............



...........and an intrepid cat.................



Walking back into town..............


We wanted to go to the beach but the weather was overcast. We ended up going anyway..........see tomorrow's entry.

10 comments:

christine mercer-vernon said...

just beautiful! that sky is amazing and the ancient door is fascinating, i'd love to see what's behind it.

susanna said...

Wow! What history in those old walls and stairs... Really makes me appreciate the old worlds and also how young America really is...

An Aesthete's Lament said...

What I love about Essaouira are the Stars of David carved above the doors of the Jewish houses in the medina, combined with the Portuguese Colonial door frames. So chic, I think.

Elizabeth said...

Dear Aesthete
Sadly the Jewish part of town is in great disrepair......needs lots of work but most interesting.

Kristen said...

I love Essaouira! I would love to live there someday. Who knows? : )
I hope you make it to the beach and that it isn't too crazily windy. I know how that it is when the sand pokes your eyes!!

Annie said...

I love all those old doors. I long for the beach-Have fun.

Betsy said...

Wow...love the contrast of those blue doors on the old stone!

Willow said...

I'd love to visit there! Just walk the streets and look at the houses. It must be amazing to walk around the battlments and imagine the history there. Oh to be a cat!

Marja said...

Love the door One picture makes me think of an old castle. I visited many in Germany and Holland

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Redolent of another era...a long-vanished past...