The Mahreb is a stunning place. The entirety of Northern Africa is. Blending elements from the Arabic World, Mediterranean and Africa itself. Perhaps few places are as captivating as Morocco. But the Kingdom of Morocco, is not just Marrakesh and Casablanca. There are old, scenic villages that present spectacular beauty. Like Chefchaouen, also known as Chaouen, a 550-year-old village, situated in the mountainous region of Morocco. It is a village founded as a refugee camp, but in today’s world, it is a traveler’s attraction. And the element that seems to draw everyone in Chefchaouen, is the characteristic cerulean walls of the village buildings and alleyways.

Because of these colored walls, Chefchaouen, is known as the “Blue Pearl”. And the “Blue Pearl” was recently captured, in an aesthetically pleasing collection of photographs. A collection created by Tiago & Tania, a duo of photographers, Tania De Pascalis and Tiago Marques.

The photographs succeed in capturing, the fairy-tale-like essence of the village. And also highlight the contrast between the trademark blue of the walls, and the earthy tones of other elements of the city.

 

Credits: Tiago & Tania

 

 

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