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Essaouira Travel Blog

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Square of the old town, near Orson's place.

Orson Welles' Place

I have caught the Essaouira on a good day (for me) ... bad for the windsurfers ... it isn't too windy.  It feels more like the Greek Islands but my neighbour on the bus says Portugal ... I'll trust her since I haven't been to Portugal and besides the town has Portuguese origins.

The fort (maybe the old town) was used in the shooting of Orson Welles' movie of Shakespeare's Othello ... I don't do movies and I don't do literature.  There's now a square name after Orson.

I'm in a nice family-run hotel tonight with a great rooftop view of the sea and the sunset that's coming.  All that plus small puffs of black smoke from the building next door ... haha ... a hammam powered by wood or diesel perhaps.  Might have to check it out if it gets cold tonight despite having a nice bathroom in the hotel.


alexchan says:
Sorry Luke, just saw your comment after 6 years! I don't use a polarizing filter. I just point-and-shoot! Perhaps enhance the pictures in Windows Picture Manager or Picasa after :-)
Posted on: Aug 26, 2013
nfds says:
I really like your photos! The sky looks particularly good, do you use polarizer filter?

Somehow I can never make it to Essaouira when I am in Morocco. I'll have to make up for it!

All the best,

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Posted on: Aug 17, 2007
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Square of the old town, near Orson…
Square of the old town, near Orso…
The fort.
The fort.
Fishing boats near the port.
Fishing boats near the port.
Fishermen maintaining their nets.
Fishermen maintaining their nets.
Mmmmm ...
Mmmmm ...
Sea gulls ... Kimball calls them r…
Sea gulls ... Kimball calls them …
Sea gull against backdrop of the o…
Sea gull against backdrop of the …
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