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This Old Town In Morocco Is Covered In Blue Paint

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Chefchaouen, a small town in northern Morocco, has a rich history, beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful architecture, but what it’s most famous for are the striking and vivid blue walls of many of the buildings in its “old town” sector, or medina.
The maze-like medina sector, like those of most of the other towns in the area, features white-washed buildings with a fusion of Spanish and Moorish architecture. The brilliantly blue walls, however, seem to be unique to Chefchaouen. They are said to have been introduced to the town by Jewish refugees in 1930, who considered blue to symbolize the sky and heaven. The color caught on, and now many also believe that the blue walls serve to repel mosquitoes as well (mosquitoes dislike clear and moving water). ~ boredpanda.com

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patw

Claudia, I love your choice of descriptive words. Right on the mark!

Mariolyn, it is always good to see you again and your comments. Thank you so much!

Hi, Ann. The blue is so light and cool you just want to sit in it, don't you? Time wise? The only time shark on this one is mariolyn. She does it every time and I have not a clue how. She's a wiz. I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as I.

Loved this, Pat! Colors, Chefchaouen information -- so mesmerized was I that it took me forever, but enjoying every minute.

mariolyn

A delightful solve.

flkatz

Beautiful Pat. I love the shades of blue, or "shadows" of blue. :))))

patw

You're very welcome, catspaw!

catspaw

Thanks patw. beautiful photo and the background adds so much to my enjoyment of the puzzle.

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