View over the new town of Tetouan and the Jewish cemetery – 2011
One of the Medina’s characteristic is a lack of space*. A feeling that is sometimes intensified by the tiny lanes and the lack of visibility. Facing the mountainous region of the Rif, the Medina of Tetouan built on the Djebel Dersa slope, is one of the very rare Medina when you really feel the space thanks to an open horizon. I personally find it very much important as it gives a dimension of the environment, a contact with it … and a sense of well being.
* This space is more likely to be found inside riads, traditional Moroccan houses. Shared by a whole family, traditional riads are usually built on two or three floors organised around a central open-air courtyard. It is traditionaly decorated with an interior garden & sometimes a fountain right in its centre.
Lady walking in the Medina and view over the Rif mountains – 2010
People in the Medina of Tetouan and the Rif mountains – 2011
The Medina, the new town and the Rif mountain – 2011
Man carrying bread and the Rif mountain – 2010
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I was looking through my Scottish pictures when I stopped on this one. I was telling to myself “that is a truly amazing landscape. What a place at wintertime! What a road to drive! What a light on the Buachaille Etive Mor! Scotland is just a fascinating and stunning country. I love it.
Here are recent uploaded photographs particularly influenced by light and shade.
Narrow Quay, Harbourside