Today, let's enjoy a nice trip in one of Morocco’s most popular tourist destinations: Chefchaouen. It is most known for its blue-rinsed buildings and alleys, an old tradition leftover from the city’s Jewish population.
It is the blue-painted houses and buildings of the city, a tradition inherited from the former Jewish inhabitants. In the Bible, Israelites are commanded to dye one of the threads in their tallit (prayer shawl) blue, with tekhelel. This was an old natural dye, processed from a species of shellfish, but in time its production collapsed and the Jewish people eventually forgot how to make it. But, in honor of the sacred commandment, the color blue was still woven into the cloth of their tallit. When they look at the dye, they will think of the blue sky, and the God above them in Heaven.
While the Jewish population of Chefchoauen is not as numerous as it one was, practically everyone in the city still follows this old tradition and frequently renew the paint job on their homes.
These incredible photos were taken by Maxim Kiryushin.