Videos tagged with "chefchaouen"
Videos from Morocco - Fes and Chefchaouen [04:31]
My videos from my trip to Morocco (Feb 2012) Fes and Chefchaouen
Ras El Ma - Chefchaouen '' Blue city '' - Morocco [01:55]
ras lma ras elma Chefchaouen Blue city Morocco Boukhari photographs
Chefchaouen - Morocco || مدينة شفشاون ـ المغرب [10:04]
أحبك يا بلدي ------------- Chefchaouen or Chaouen, as it is often called by Moroccans, is a popular tourist destination ... It's a peaceful place
Chefchaouen -- The Blue City of Morocco [05:09]
One of Morocco's most popular tourist destinations, Chefchaouen is most known for its blue-rinsed buildings and alleys, an old tradition leftover from the city's Jewish population. Chefchaouen was founded by Moorish exiles from Spain, in 1471, as a small fortress to fend off the attacks of invading Portuguese forcess in northern Morocco. After the Spanish Reconquista, the small mountain town became one of the largest Moriscos and Jews refuge sites, and during their stay they managed to leave their mark on it, one that makes the modern city so special. The name Chefchaouen comes from "chauen", which is Spanish for horns, and refers to the shape of the two mountains overlooking the settlement. But it's not its strange name, the beautiful and unique handicrafts sold by local craftsman, or the delicious goat cheese that attracts the majority of tourists to Chefchaouen. It's the blue-painted houses and buildings of the city, a tradition inherited from the former Jewish inhabitants. In the Bible, Israelites are commanded to dye one of the threads in their tallit (prayer shawl) blue, with tekhelel. This was an old natural dye, processed from a species of shellfish, but in time its production collapsed and the Jewish people eventually forgot how to make it. But, in honor of the sacred commandment, the color blue was still woven into the cloth of their tallit. When they look at the dye, they will think of the blue sky, and the God above them in Heaven. While the Jewish population ...
Tilt-Shift Photography in Chefchaouen, Morocco [01:11]
The view from the Spanish Mosque in Chefchaouen is amazing. Seemed like a decent place to try out the tilt-shift effect in my Sony a77. Not real tilt-shift, but fun and fast. Only makes me want to do it properly now.