More photos from Essaouira

The course ended up being superb: loads of quite intense tuition plus plenty of time for individual review with the tutor.  But it was also just excellent fun: the group were great.

My lovely fellow photographers
My lovely fellow photographers

I’ve added in below, what were deemed to be my best shots.

Back in London now, until I head to Portugal at the end of the week.

 

Alan

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Berber Souk and the Essaouira Medina

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Playing draughts (using whatever comes to hand for the pieces - these guys were playing with stones on one side, and bottle tops on the other)
Playing draughts (using whatever comes to hand for the pieces – these guys were playing with stones on one side, and bottle tops on the other)
You buy your chicken (or rabbits, geese, whatever) live - once it's been weighed, they go round the back and finish it off for you). I think I prefer the Waitrose pre-packed thighs approach myself.
You buy your chicken (or rabbits, geese, whatever) live – once it’s been weighed, they go round the back and finish it off for you. I think I prefer the Waitrose pre-packed thighs approach myself.

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Argan tree (the area produces Argan oil for both cosmetic use and for cooking)
Argan tree (the area produces Argan oil for both cosmetic use and for cooking)
Argan forest
Argan forest

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Tiny children, up to what looked like 90 year old men, were all there, bringing their weekly shop back home on the donkey. It didn’t look like much had changed over the generations.
Pouring out of school for lunch
Pouring out of school for lunch

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Gambling is frowned on - but apparently fine if you 'hide' under a tent
Gambling is frowned on – but apparently fine if you ‘hide’ under a tent

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Beach and countryside

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More from the Port

 

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Jewish cemetery (Essaouira used to have a substantial Jewish population, but most left in the early 50s)
Jewish cemetery (Essaouira used to have a substantial Jewish population, but most left in the early 50s)

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