City all in Blue (Chefchaouen!)

Luna Beller-Tadiar
August 26, 2015


A tiny city all in blue! According to our tour guide, the signature blue that brightens every winding medina street actually comes from a Jewish tradition (your resident half-Jewish girl did not know this) – which makes sense, considering the town was the destination of a many Jewish and Muslim refugees from the Spanish reconquista in the late 15th century.

 The blue makes everything extra lovely (it’s also one of my favorite colors).

A little plaza (some signs are still in Spanish! Lo que me gusta):

Folks playing soccer in a stream that runs trhough the city. Not sure why there is a rug under the water, but hey - rugs are for all things, it seems.

And the textiles from this region are amazing.

The road to and from:

...I might just have to come back.

À la prochaine,


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Luna Beller-Tadiar

<p>Luna Beller-Tadiar is a rising Sophomore at Yale University with strong interests in critical race, class, gender and sexuality studies, subaltern forms of life, art, and language. She loves all forms of the arts (including the martial ones!), and is constantly sketching in restaurants and dancing along city streets. She believes in understanding everything intersectionally, and is excited for the classes she will be taking on Moroccan history and literature to inform her experience and observations both written and sketched of Rabat!</p>

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