The ubiquitous blue doors of Essaouira

There is something magical about Essaouira that sets it apart from other Moroccan cities.  From the palm-lined avenues of the fortified medina with it’s orderly labyrinth of alleyways, to the tranquil harbour where you can watch fishing nets being mended and traditional boats being built, to the most amazing sunsets, all while indulging in the best gelatto in Morocco. In winter 🙂

And then there are the doors – in every hue of blue you can imagine.  I found them absolutely captivating.





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Jude, who blogs at is passionate about doors, especially blue ones.  Jude, this post is for you 😉





10 thoughts on “The ubiquitous blue doors of Essaouira

  1. At last! And well worth the wait too. I feel as though I was in those streets admiring these beauties along with you, you even caught all the interesting details. I think I love the wrought-iron one, but No 74 appeals with the stud-work and the lion’s head, then there are the arches, the geometric shapes, the peeling paint, the LAYERS of paint and finally that faded blue beauty with its door within a door, the knockers, the chips, the shape of the brickwork surrounding it and not to mention the lovely light and shadows you captured. Sigh… I shall go to bed happy tonight.
    Thank you Karen 🙂

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  2. I have a character in one of my stories who, when he was 6 years old, travelled with his mum in a VW camper and they lived out of that camper for three months on the beaches of Essaouira. Now, if I can just get the dang thing finished. 🙂

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