When you go to Chefchaouen in Morocco, it’s like stepping foot into the middle of a Dr. Seuss book. You might expect to see all of the Who’s from Whosville dancing around a giant Christmas tree. In fact, there is actually a giant Christmas tree in the middle of the main square of the town, but that’s a story for another time.

The real reason that it feels like a Dr. Seuss book is that all of the walls are painted a light blue colour and everything is plastered in some sort of a smooth mud. Some of the doors have little archways as well and even they are painted the same light blue. In this particular alley, the doors were so low that you would have had to crouch to get through them which has your imagination running amuck with the idea of some sort of small hobbit-like creature inhabiting the town.

Chefchaouen is definitely the kind of place where you can wander around for days exploring alleys and streets and still never get bored of it. Of course you’d have to like the colour blue, because there is lots of it, and if you didn’t I think you’d have some issues with the place. But if you don’t have any sort of blue-o-phobia, then there isn’t a more magical and fairytale place as Chefchaouen.

Doesn’t looking at this photo make you wonder what’s behind each of those doors? And I don’t mean in the game show sort of way where you are hoping to pick the one that has the new car behind it.

POW: The Blue Alley of Chefchaouen

Dec 3, 2017


Aperture ƒ/9
Camera NEX-6
Flash fired no
Focal length 11mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/250s
Title POW: The Blue Alley of Chefchaouen

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