Friday, July 11, 2008

Anna Carson's Project Black



Quite a challenge Anna Carson has set us!
I had to delve deep into the archives to look for something black in Morocco.
Other than some tile floors and some women's robes there really isn't much.
Morocco is all about color.
However, I did find these charming pictures from the beach at Essouira.............



.........where water was draining out to sea through dark sand or particles of some sort of sea life.
The resulting designs were almost like trees.



A dark-clad figure walks up derb Dabachi.



This one -- a door on derb Essnane off Mouassine -- is a bit of a cheat, because it's gray -- which is black with a little bit of white in it.........



This floor is just off the square in Essouira.
Actually, quite a lot of new restaurants and newly done up riads and so on feature black and white and neutral colors.
Morocco is a visual feast and sometimes one gets surfeited and needs a little rest.

18 comments:

Willow said...

Hi Elizabeth, the sand and foam photos are amazing!

Try
http://annacpics.blogspot.com

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photowannabe said...

Excellent choices for project black. I like the mysterous person dressed in black.

M.Kate said...

The first pic is cool..was wondering what was that in the first place :)

Sara said...

You did very well finding black for this project! But I know what you mean....I've got my eyes open everywhere I go now for black!

Anna said...

These are lovely. My www. is www.annacpics.blogspot.com

Thanks for participating and I am glad you found black!

Hey Harriet said...

Wow! These are all wonderful but those top two photos are exquisite. I'm wondering if you participated in Anna Carson's last project? It was blue! Would have been perfect for you & all the lovely blue Marrakesh images. I didn't discover the project until late. I'll keep an eye out for black & try to participate :)

Raven said...

These are all wonderful. Seems like you found lots of wonderful black ...

Robert said...

The dark clad figure is by far my favorite here. Framed so nicely in color and mysterious at the same time. Great shot.

willow said...

Marrakesh even has fabulous neutrals!

Greyscale Territory said...

That first pic would make a brilliant cover for a novel! A story waiting to happen!

Britt-Arnhild said...

You found some real amazing photos.

I am so happy that your Marrakesh blog is still going on.....

Bunny Trails said...

Those are all excellent entries for PB. You found some wonderful shots even amidst all the color. :D

Annie said...

Oh, the sand is lovely and I loved the robed figure, but I must say I prefer the color!

rochambeau said...

The sand and foam photos are so cool!
It is interesting that you struggled to find black! You are fortunate to live in living Moroccan color! Very fortunate!

xo
Constance

Kristen said...

I love the beach ones--sand and water receding was coool

Barbara said...

A change from all the yellows and terracottas and bright colours.

Marja said...

great job with the black and white.
Love the floor and door . The photo with the man in balck has a lot of atmosphere