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Old November 14th, 2011, 05:24 AM
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Old November 14th, 2011, 08:09 AM
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Fahim

wow! amazing- beautiful photo-
where is this place?

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Old November 14th, 2011, 09:25 AM
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Charlotte, thanks for the kind words.

Essouira is a small laid back fishing town south of Casablanca in Morocco.

A lovely place to wind down. It is known as the windy city. Right in your face blows the wind.

A surfer's paradise..dangerous surfs. A few clicks down is kilometers of unspoiled beach.

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Old November 14th, 2011, 10:10 AM
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Fahim

then I am in love with Morocco !

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Old November 14th, 2011, 12:10 PM
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It is an Artist's town. In the 70s many artists/ musicians/singers from the States and Europe

visited and lived here.

One finds displays of local works around town. Walls of the fort, the sea, the port, the fishermen

and the fishing vessels provide for an endless subject matter.

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Old November 14th, 2011, 03:17 PM
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Get up in the morning to the sound of crashing waves below you. And the screech of seagulls

above...


have a lazy breakfast overlooking the sea as the sun climbs. Then head off through the old town

and its alleyways spiced with art..

Take your time. Loose yourself. It is safe; very very safe. And each turn is a joy and a surprise..


Have tea or coffee on the sidewalks. Watch the world go by. You are in Essouira.

Head towards the old fort. Take a meandering walk through the spice market. The Berber

specialities shall tempt you into the shops. Talk, bargain, feel the pulse of Morocco and its

friendly people. Hang loose. Make way for the push carts. Grab a sd/cf card, tjoin a cooking class

for half an hour. Climb up the fort walls. Looking around at the maze of artisans and their works

on display.

Why not sit atop an old canon and see what the soldiers of the past must have seen..


Become a part of the scene..not just an observer. You are bound to wander the alleyways again!!
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Old November 15th, 2011, 01:17 AM
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From the fort, lets walk towards the Port. Once again meandering through the Old Town of Magodor..as it

was known in Portugese.

The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site..rightfully so.


One can look up in that storehouse of information ' WiKi ' for all the films that were made on Location

in Essaouira. I shall mention the most famous one..' Othello '. An iconic scene from the film and indeed of

Essaouira below ( taken in harsh light )..


Enter the small working Port...


Mix with the fishermen and see crafts handed down to them through generations..


I saw a tourist couple..chic dressers..put a handkerchief to their noses. The camera came up..1-2-3

quick photos and they trotted off, hurrying not to dirty their clothes, shoes, or their sense of smell.

I wonder if they saw Essaouira!!
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Old November 15th, 2011, 07:24 AM
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Fahim

O how gorgeous is this place- love it to the MAX! Thank you for your wonderful tour- Such beauty and old world quaintness- right up my alley for sure- That water is such a deep blue, midnight blue!!- the boats- the arts- everything is full of romance and life! Just unbelieveable!! Your photography is awesome- You did such a great job-

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Old November 15th, 2011, 08:35 AM
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Hi Fahim,

I will leave the superlatives to others but just say that you have seen Essaouira.
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Old November 15th, 2011, 09:25 AM
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Charlotte, Cem...

I am embarrassed ( and a bit flattered..blush ). If you could get even a little a feeling for Essaouira through

these images, then it truly was worth it for me.

Thank you and warmest regards.
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Old November 15th, 2011, 09:29 AM
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The essence of the place was its simplicity and understated elegance. Of its people and of the their town.

I shall leave Essaouira, for the moment at least, with two images. Nothing special, but they define

to me the soul of this place..simple images from nowhere and everywhere here.




Thank you.
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Old November 15th, 2011, 09:29 AM
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Fahim

O I got the feeling!!! you shouldn't blush for such a creative work-you put yourself in these photos and you should feel fantastic about them-
I am a big fan.....now don't you blush!

Charlotte-
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Old November 15th, 2011, 01:13 PM
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Hang loose girl!!

Best.
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Old November 18th, 2011, 07:49 AM
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I really enjoyed these Fahim. I felt like I was on tour with you.
Thank you.
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Old November 18th, 2011, 12:06 PM
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Ron, thank you so much for the kind words. Much appreciated.

Kindest regards.
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