Monthly Archives: March 2013

A Berber tribe called the Miknasa

Originally the capital of Morocco was under the control of Moulay Ismail, a quiet city that sits near the Atlas Mountains. Meknes is the most personable city I have had the privilege of exploring in Morocco. The medina has the right touch of authentic character and raw living confines.  If I substitute Meknes in for Lake Wobegon in Garrison Keillor’s timeless quote, it would accurately read- “Welcome to Meknes, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.”

The Chefchaouen Blues

Spain returned Chefchaouen after Morocco gained her independence in 1956. Today the small town that sits in the middle of the Rif Mountains is a relaxing place to experiment with a few snaps. The quaint medina is dotted with mosques and peddlers selling wool garments, local goat cheese and original art work.

“Photography is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” ―Alfred Stieglitz