Esther

Esther

Posted on 06/09/2017


Photo taken on April  1, 2017


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Morocco
Chefchaouen
Chaouen
شفشاون/الشاون
market
street
clothes


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Selling in the streets

Selling in the streets
"Chefchaouen is situated in the Rif Mountains, just inland from Tangier and Tetouan. The city was founded in 1471, as a small fortress which still exists to this day, by Moulay Ali Ben Moussa Ben Rached El Alami (a descendant of Ibn Machich and Idris I, and through them, of the Islamic prophet Muhammad) to fight the Portuguese invasions of northern Morocco. Along with the Ghomara tribes of the region, many Moriscos and Jews settled here after the Spanish Reconquista in medieval times. In 1920, the Spanish seized Chefchaouen to form part of Spanish Morocco. Spanish troops imprisoned Abd el-Krim in the kasbah from 1916 to 1917, after he talked with the German consul Dr. Walter Zechlin (1879–1962). (After defeating him with the help of the French, Abd el-Krim was deported to Réunion in 1926.) Spain returned the city after the independence of Morocco in 1956."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chefchaouen

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Gillian Everett, Béatrice, Larry Drummond have particularly liked this photo


8 comments - The latest ones
Marek Ewjan Stachowski
Marek Ewjan Stachows…
very nice shot → interesting picture
friendly greetings → Marek-Ewjan
14 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Sure is colourful !!
14 months ago.
Esther
Esther
Thank you both.
14 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Nice and VERY colourful street scene.
14 months ago.
Esther
Esther
Thanks, Jaap.
14 months ago.
Léopold
Léopold
Thanks for sharing with us this dreamy and magical village. I miss Chefchaouen....
13 months ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Interesting histtory, vubrant capture of the spirit of Morocco
7 months ago.
Esther
Esther
Thanks Gillian.
7 months ago.