Journey Through Morocco - Essaouira

June 01, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Continuing on our Moroccan journey from Casablanca (if you missed that part of the trip, you can read about it here), let's head in the southwest direction to the seaside port town of Essaouira. 

Those of you who are fans of the TV show Game of Thrones may recognize this town, as part of the filming was carried out here. This area is very lively and busy with fishermen bringing in fresh catch from the sea. The smell of fish is quite strong...lots of seagulls flying overhead (cover  your head!). 

 

 

We were fortunate to have stayed in a hotel by the coast - this is a view from the terrace at low tide. Amazing view, isn't it? We could see part of it from the bedroom and from the dining area while enjoying our meals. I wonder what the person in red jacket was gathering.

 

There were many interesting sights in the town - fishermen and painters going about their work, merchants selling handmade crafts and goods on the sidewalk, every view was like a scene from a painting.

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From the architecture, you can see the French and Arabic influences - arches and tilework can be seen everywhere. Early in the morning, the alleys are quiet but later in the day, local merchants and cats share the paths. It was so much fun exploring the alleys, discovering new scenes around every corner.

 

 

My favourite images from Essaouira are these three below - one is an abstract created from the fishing boats, and the second, an abstract view of the town from the rooftop terrace, and the third, from the same viewpoint at blue hour. Which do you like best?


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To see more photos from Essaouira, please visit this photo gallery in my travel portfolio. What did you like most about this town?

 

Friendly hint: you can buy these prints from my online shop, or contact me for customized sizes and print medium. My entire collection of photos from Morocco can be found in my photo book "Patterns of Morocco" - you can see an excerpt here. If you'd like to order a copy of the book for yourself or your family, friends or clients, please reach me via the Contact form.
 

I hope you've enjoyed this visit to Essaouira. Follow me on my next blog post as we continue this journey through Morocco, where we'll head to the bustling city of Marrakech!

 


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