Blue Dye in Chefchaoen Copyright © Content Catnip 2009 www.contentcatnip.co

Every Picture Tells A Story: Chefchaoen, the blue-walled city

In 2009 I went to Morocco and the blue-walled city of Chefchaoen. This was probably one of the most unexpectedly photogenic and beautiful places I have ever seen. A beautiful and hot oasis that arises out of the African desert like an exotic flower. Unlike the bigger cities in Morocco, Chefchaouen had a quiet market town feel, in the souk I spent hours wandering through labyrinthine alleyways and coveting the beautiful handmade leatherware, ceramics and carpets.

Cat in a doorway. Chefchaoen. Copyright © Content Catnip 2009 www.contentcatnip.com
Cat in a doorway. Chefchaoen. Copyright © Content Catnip 2009 www.contentcatnip.com
Donkey in Chefchaoen. Copyright © Content Catnip 2009 www.contentcatnip.com
Donkey in Chefchaoen. Copyright © Content Catnip 2009 www.contentcatnip.com
Moroccan door, Chefchaoen. Copyright  ©  Content Catnip 2009 www.contentcatnip.com
Moroccan door, Chefchaoen. Copyright © Content Catnip 2009 www.contentcatnip.com
Blue Dye in Chefchaoen Copyright © Content Catnip 2009 www.contentcatnip.co
Blue Dye in Chefchaoen Copyright © Content Catnip 2009 www.contentcatnip.com
Marketplace during summer, Chefchaoen. Copyright © Content Catnip 2009 www.contentcatnip.co
Marketplace during summer, Chefchaoen. Copyright © Content Catnip 2009 www.contentcatnip.com
Leather markets during summer, Chefchaoen. Copyright © Content Catnip 2009 www.contentcatnip.co
Leather markets during summer, Chefchaoen. Copyright © Content Catnip 2009 www.contentcatnip.co
Copyright © Content Catnip 2009 www.contentcatnip.com
Marketplace during summer, Chefchaoen. Copyright © Content Catnip 2009 www.contentcatnip.com
Donkey in Chefchaoen. Copyright © Content Catnip 2009 www.contentcatnip.com
Donkey in Chefchaoen. Copyright © Content Catnip 2009 www.contentcatnip.com
Donkey in Chefchaoen. Copyright © Content Catnip 2009 www.contentcatnip.com
Donkey in Chefchaoen. Copyright © Content Catnip 2009 www.contentcatnip.com

4 thoughts on “Every Picture Tells A Story: Chefchaoen, the blue-walled city

    1. I felt sorry for the donkey, he was carrying a heavy burden. Nice photo. I guess one bummer of a thing I would like to try to forget is how in Africa they didn’t treat the animals very nicely.

  1. Yeah that’s one of my favs too with the dappled light from the vines. The colours were very vibrant there, I will never forget it, especially the hessian bags filled with the powdered dyes. I couldn’t capture how vibrant the colours of the dyes were in the photos. I wish I could go back.

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