Thursday, March 11, 2010

Moulay Bouzerktoun



In Moulay Bouzerktoun some 25 k. north of Essouira,
the mosque overlooks the beach and the Atlantic.


High on the cliff, there is a little cafe where you can watch the tide encroaching and retreating...



and see the traditional fishing boats. The amazing blue  is used on the boats and also many of the doors and window frames in this part of Morocco. I don't think it has a particular name but someone may well correct me.
One of my favorite Atlantic beaches in the world.


34 comments:

Lilly said...

Beautiful!

Mike. A. Linares said...

Very Interesting, looks cool

Life in Ca, USA said...

I noticed that Mococcan used blue a lot. I looks really splendid. Thanks for the picture and sharing it with us.

Ola said...

Very pretty! This blue color looks so beautiful only in full sun in hot counrties

Brigidsfire said...

does that moroccan blue have a particular name? I love it.

Tribulus said...

Yes Beautiful.

Tribulus said...

ja alles supper.

Marja said...

What a marvellous pictures. I love the one with the blue boats. We are here close to the ocean as well. It always has a calming effect on me. Hope all is well

Sak said...

it is fresh and beautiful..

Kay said...

The photos are lovely especially the first one and the blue boats...beautiful composition

beccatrix said...

it's very beautiful.

Tea or Chai said...

These views are spectacular

One does not need a binocular

To see the views that are far

Anonymous said...

very nice!

Anonymous said...

very nice!

loseblack said...

nice.,..

Pat said...

My sister, Kathie, says the blue is called Majorelle. She visited Morocco last year and said the blue was incredible.

The Photodiarist in Color said...

Funny - I am listening to Moroccan music as I click on this. I was there in November 2009 and have so many similar photographs as I see in your blog. That blue is unforgettable.

Abby Wise said...

Great photography!

Bengt.55l said...

I can almost hear the sound from the breaking waves, and smell the coffee on the small café.

Elizabeth said...

Pat:Yes, the lovely blue may well be Blue Majorelle.
Majorelle was a French artist who painted in Morocco in the early mid 20th century.
My guess is that he copied an already existing traditional blue.
However it got its name it is very lovely indeed!
Thanks for your kind comment.

Velvet Over Steel said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures and blog! I love it! Following now and will be back soon to see more pictures and read more! :-)
~ Coreen www.velvetoversteel.com

Chriss Pagani said...

Lovely photos. And congrats on the blog of note status! It's something I aspire to ...someday. :)

sinandstarlight said...

beautiful photos!
they made my day much happier

Vanessa@ The White Petal said...

I love that blue boat! The color is so vibrant, it really photographs so well.

Novie said...

Very nice,

Dreamchymecindy said...

Nice!

Aman Tanvir said...

vary good work.nice...

Light Bearer said...

absolutely stunning

Patty said...

Great architecture, fantastic view. Beautiful!

lowalker147 said...

Your pictures really show the contrasts of daily life of Moroccans. The pictures are wonderful.
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JAI said...

Nice..never been to your place before.

MaloVader said...

I love all of the vivid colors and subjects captured in your photos.

Cindy said...

I love the blues. It reminds me of the Moroccan theme I decorated my bathroom with.

danut_fl said...

I`m very nostalgic when I see all those photos.
I went in Morocco 1 year and 9 months when I was 14 years old.I stayied in Marrakesh with my parents and my sister.(My father worked there 4 years).Beautiful nature,good food.Nice hospitality.
I hope make a trip next year.