Friday, January 18, 2008

PinkBird's Picture: Essaouira, Morocco

Last June we visited the fortified city of Essaouira, on Morocco's Atlantic coast to attend the annual Gnaoua Music Festival. I captured this photo on the way to dinner one evening just as dusk was falling over the beautiful, eclectic city. As we walked past this citadel near Essaouira's harbor I could not help but stop to watch all the seagulls circling above. After spending the few days prior to this in the desert, just standing here on the ramparts near the ocean observing these sea birds was welcome serenity. Essaouira is a fairly bustling city so this was also a pleasantly peaceful moment. Once I took this picture we continued our stroll toward the restaurant witnessing a magnificent sun set over the Atlantic Ocean.