Essaouira: Originally called "Souira" ("the small fortress"), the name became "Es-Saouira" ("the beautifully designed").
After being abused over many centuries by the Portuguese and French colonists and given a hard time by Spain, England and the Netherlands, this city despite the sufferings of the past is a vibrant, happy and light filled place where its inhabitants are gracious and good humoured. I love its spacious town square, its white houses adorned with blue doors and shutters and even its noisy seagulls. Plus of course the seafood.
Please read about the turbulent history of this charming coastal city in Wikipedia. A few minutes well spent.
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sandpiper (6788) 2013-07-12 4:21
Great composition of this small fort. Its apity the paint job isn't finished as it would undoubtedly look even more spectacular. I like the contrasting blues.
ManuMay (36085) 2013-07-12 4:36
For sure it has an appropiate name!!
A very nice light bathing the scene and special colours on the walls, a pitty being so unattending...Good work!!
Have a nice day...
dta (71461) 2013-07-12 4:48
Hello Klaudio ,
This morning , I was talking with a neighbour who lives most of teh Year near Essaouira . MAy be I 'll go there . It seems to be a charming place . Your picture is sharp , well composed , with splendid colors .
Thanks for the share .
lousat (82636) 2013-07-12 4:50
Hi Klaudio,a classic pov from this beautiful city that i visited 2 times and where there a my schoolfriend did a restaurant whit italian dishes,beautiful capture,strange without seagulls in flight..eheh..and the best quality of details and colors in the best exposure,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
chrisvek (7001) 2013-07-12 5:37
Very nice and unique composition.Awesome details and splendid lightning usage.Perfect POV and framework.Well done
All the best
jemaflor (89405) 2013-07-12 5:51
Nice view taken fron a good pov, Beautiful composition with a great contrast with this blue sky, well taken with people to give life at your view.
dkmurphys (52773) 2013-07-12 6:56
Very attractive capture of this old sea side fortress. I like the colors and the POV. Well taken.
cargus (9598) 2013-07-12 10:37
Good shot with the image of architecture, good contrast, light, excellent color...Well done.
yquem46 (38750) 2013-07-12 10:52
I loved Essaouira too
A nice one with blue sky, the colors of the citadel and a few people to animate the scene
Well done, have a nice WE
carlo62 (38749) 2013-07-13 23:34
bella composizione e bei colori, la linea dell'orizzonte pende un pò a destra.
Mi piace la presenza delle persone, tra l'altro i colori dei vestiti sono simili ai colori delle abitazioni.
emka (86535) 2013-07-13 23:55
Less known (for me, anyway) view of the imposing walls of Essaouira, from the side of the sea. Really impressive view. nice inclusion of the people. spectacular view.