My 5: Essaouira, Morocco.


1. Essaouira Docks, October 2010. Once upon a time Essaouira was a major international port, a major trading post between Africa, Asia and the Americas. Now though there are few signs of those glory days as visitors are met by a drowsy vista of bobbing blue boats, tangled nets and a whole lotta fish for sale. With the sea breeze, circles of squawking seagulls and an azure-dominated color scheme, it’s an undeniably enchanting little place. What I didn’t expect to find was a lone dockside shed-café playing Eric Clapton! With a couple of plastic tables and chairs out front, it was the perfect spot to rest, order a coffee and grab this shot.

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