The Windy City
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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.