No, not that kind of blue. We’re talking about vivid blue-painted buildings and street corners. The kind of blue that makes your jaw drop at every turn. The kind of blue you can find throughout the streets of Chefchaouen, Morocco.
The city is painted that way because the Sephardic Jews who lived there in the 1930s believed that the color symbolized the sky and heaven. While Jews don’t live there anymore, the tradition of painting the city walls blue lives on.
Get ready to go on a colorful photo journey through Chefchaouen, Morocco.
Flower pots compliment the radiant blue walls
Tree branches tangle together across a narrow street
You’ll often find cats wandering through the Medina
Bikes are probably the easiest way to get around as most cars won’t fit
A man wanders down the street
Beautiful brass for sale
It doesn’t get any bluer than this
An aerial view of the city
Shadows paint a mystery on a wall
A young girl stands at a door
Playing chess in the street
A striking blue door of a hotel
Light passes through a roof to the street below
Even the signs are painted blue
Some of the pigments used to create it
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