Feeling So Blue
Chefchaouen is a small town in northern Morocco that has an incredibly rich history as well as beautiful natural surroundings.
What the town is most famous for, however, are the vivid blue walls of many of the buildings in its "medina" or old-town sector.
The maze-like medina sector features white-washed buildings with flares of Spanish and Moorish architecture. But the brilliantly blue walls? It seems as though they are unique to Chefchauoen.
Historians believe the blue walls were first introduced by Jewish refugees in 1930 because blue symbolized the sky and heaven.
People also believe that the blue walls help to repel mosquitos, as mosquitos dislike clear and moving water.
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