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Many have asked about the Header image above, which I named 'Eerie Genny'. It was originally shot with film [taken on the shore of the Genesee River near the Univ. of Rochester]. During the darkroom development, I flashed a light above the tray. The process, known as 'solarization', produces eerie, ghostlike effects; some have mistaken this image as an infra-red photo. Some 35+ years later, I scanned and digitized the print, and did a little modern day editing, and, voila.
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Friday, April 15, 2016

Morocco Odyssey 3: Chefchaouen (i)

Following lunch and several hours of driving, we arrived in Chefchaouen, which is perched on the foothills of the Rif Mountains. It is noted for its distinctive blue and white-washed buildings. We would stay for 3 nights in Riad Darechchaouen whose entrance is shown below. A riad is a large house [if not palace] with an interior garden and/or courtyard. Being multi-story and with many rooms, these sumptuous residences have been converted to guest houses.



                                                The dining area was simple, yet elegant.



Despite being the oldest folks there, we were rewarded with a room on the top floor. So, it was up and down a narrow, winding staircase. But, at least we had a nice view out as we exited our room.


Just a short walk from the riad, there was a wonderful overlook of the city. In the bottom image, you can see the wall that encloses the medina on its eastern half; the new city is in the western half. In modern Arabic, medina means city or town.


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