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Chefchaouen blues

Chefchaouen, a town in northwestern Morocco, is famous for its buildings in shades of blue.

It is situated in the Rif Mountains, inland from Tangier and Tetouan. The town was originally founded in 1471 by Moulay Ali Ben Moussa Ben Rached El Alami to fight the Portuguese invasions of northern Morocco.
In 1920, the Spanish seized Chefchaouen to form part of the Spanish Protectorate. In 1956 Spain recognised Moroccan independence and returned the town to Morocco.

Rif hats
the brass worker
misty start of the day
inside the Kasbah
Ras el Maa
Kasbah Spanish Mosque
Spanish Mosque
it's a hard day's work...
Plaza Uta el-Hammam
discussing the day's events