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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
ESSAOUIRA - ON MOROCCO'S ATLANTIC COAST

Essaouira, on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. The town’s name means “little picture” in Arabic, and it’s a painter’s dream location, with a vibrant blue-and-white “medina” (inner walled city), enclosed by fairy-tale, sand-colored ramparts and imposing stone gates (“Babs”). The fortresses that make up the old medina are the most noticeable feature and were built by the Portuguese around 1505.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: ESSAOUIRA, MOROCCO, Morocco
Camera: ILCE-7M2
Copyright: © Dimitra Stasinopoulou