Saturday, May 15, 2010

Blue Doors/Essouira




Moulay Bouzerktoun is a small village about 25km north of Essouira.
Unlike in Marrakesh where the walls are pinkish, on the coast here the houses
are mostly white and the doors are blue. 



 In Essouira itself.


More of the same......


and even more....

21 comments:

juillet said...

So cool and so beautiful!

Leng Chai said...

nice.. but why they are painted blue?

Charlie said...

These are all beautiful photos!

Vege said...

Really colorful and looks beautiful

Marja said...

Love the blue colours Beautiful

Jorge Alexander said...

wow! love it..

Ines said...

Hi, Elizabeth-

in Feng Shui you have to decorate your entrance in blue... like water- that the luck and much money flow into your house... maybe they have the same reason?

It looks great- I like it!

Hugs, Ines

Diana said...

These are so beautiful!

Kreativka sa srcem said...

Beautiful pictures!¨
Kisses!

Suzanne said...

Must be so beautiful. Thanks.

Ola said...

Splendid pictures

Giulia said...

Oh thank you. I love Essouira & miss it. I collect photographs of blue doors. Some lovely ones in Tunisia, too.

ciao

Ceissa said...

So beautiful, blue is a calming color and also the color of spirituality....

majid chekroun said...

Blue, because the city of Essouira is situated on the Atlantic Ocean (around 200km south of Casablanca)... The wall or fortress surrounding the city and still displaying the canons was built by the Portuguese. Essouira is like many other cities in the north of Morocco, for example Larrache and Asila... where all the doors are painted in blue as well... I believe these influences or characteristics were introduced by the Spanish and Portuguese during their colonization of some part of Morocco... Spain is still colonizing two Moroocan cities in the north: Ceuta and Melilia. Elizabeth, you are showing how rich and diverse is Morocco... Thanks again

shaharyar said...

Splendid pictures

umihoney said...

I truly like the pix..make me want to visit the place.Thank you for sharing

brooklynlive said...

the colors and idea of blue doors in an entry is tranguil. very peaceful and beautiful.

neslinnce said...

İts unbelievable. Great and it looks like enchanting door

Annah said...

I love love love your pictures :) They take me far away.

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful, beautiful...
Regards, Zondra Art

fieldsofgold said...

Wauw, that is so inspiring. Really lovely!