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Essaouira is a city in the western Moroccan economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, on the Atlantic coast. Since the 16th century, the city has also been known by its Portuguese name of Mogador or Mogadore. The Berber name means the wall, a reference to the fortress walls that originally enclosed the city. From the time of its rebuilding in the 18th century by Muhammad III until the end of the nineteenth century, Essaouira served as Morocco’s principal port, offering the goods of the caravan trade to the world. The route brought goods from sub-Saharan Africa to Timbuktu, then through the desert and over the Atlas mountains to Marrakech. The road from Marrakech to Essaouira is a straight line, explaining the King’s choice of this port among the many that the Moroccan coast offers.
Harbour fortifications, Essaouira, Morocco, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 18-200 mm, 1/250 sec at f/ 11, ISO 200
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  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful composition and image!

  • Thank you very much Barbara!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Olwen Evans
    Olwen Evansalmost 5 years ago

    Love the simple colour palette and composition.

  • Thanks a lot Olwen!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Adrian Paul
    Adrian Paulalmost 5 years ago

  • Many thanks Adrian, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • dove99
    dove99almost 5 years ago

    Ah, the memories! Lovely shot.

  • Thank you DiDi!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 5 years ago


    Congratulations Your Work Has BEEN FEATURED
    From Don and All Your Hosts at DSLR Users Group

  • Many thanks Don, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Gordon Pressley
    Gordon Pressleyalmost 5 years ago

    ‘Beautiful’……. :)

  • Thank you Gordon!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Inge Johnsson
    Inge Johnssonalmost 5 years ago

    This is great, I love the old boat on land, and the colors.

  • Thanks a lot Inge!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 4 years ago

  • My pleasure Polly!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 4 years ago

  • Many thanks Lori, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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