The Selby in Morocco
Yet another beautiful series by the always inspiring Todd Selby, who shared his photographs after traveling through beautiful Morocco at the end of last year. With his signature color-orientated eye, the Selby reveals some tremendous shades of blue in different Moroccan cities. The color is famous for being the dominant choice when it comes to the facades of structures – both building as roads and passages – within the city of Chefchaouen (often referred to as the most colorful city of the world), but also in Yves Saint Laurent’s favorite Moroccan city, Marrakesh the photographer finds deep blues, which we love. His last destinations lays some 50 kilometers South of Marrakesh and is known as some of the more beautiful mountain retreats of Morocco, named Tamadot. There he visited the award-winning Kasbah Tamadot hotel, which was bought by Sir Richard Branson during one of his famous ballooning expeditions some years ago and has become a destination of choice for those who value peaceful quiet elegance, rather than loud luxury. Each of the 27 rooms and suites has been individually decorated to reflect the beautiful architecture of the building and features antiques from all over the world. We love these beautiful glimpses of colorful Morocco through the eyes of The Selby.
Basically, if you dig blue Chefchaouen is for you. Its worth a visit and a sleep over. Kasbah Tamadot is super luxe and good vibes and a good place to chill after some hectic shopping days. Marrakesh is totally nuts, and super exciting.
We are particularly inspired by the beautiful shades of Chefchaouen, also known as Chaouen. The name of the city refers to the shape of the mountain tops above the town, that look like the two horns – chaoua – of a goat. ‘Chef Chaouen’ derives from the Berber word for horns, Ichawen. Chefchaouen is very popular tourist and shopping destination, as it – next to its unique aesthetic – offers many native handicrafts that are not available elsewhere in Morocco, such as wool garments and woven blankets. The goat cheese native to the area is also popular with tourists. A last unique treat of the Chefchaouen region is the fact that it’s one of the main producers of cannabis in Morocco. Hashish is subsequently sold all over town, but is mostly the domain of native Chaouenis – yet tourists can also obtain it quite easily. Make sure to visit the beautiful city if you have the chance.
We can’t wait to visit Morocco once more!
See the whole series by The Selby here.