As you might already know, Essaouira is a small harbor on the West coast of Morocco. The town is really peaceful and inspiring, I spend few days walking around the Medina and I met some wonderful peoples.
Essaouira was buildt in the 18th century on the orders of the sultan Mohamed III to host a harbor and a naval base where his soldiers could launch raid on Agadir to subdue the rebellion.
The construction was directed by a french engineer, Théodore Cornut. He built the city with the help of french prisoner of war who where captured and held by Moroccan after the failed attack of the city of Larache in 1765.
Cornut designed the outer wall of the city just as the walls of Saint Malo, a small fortified harbor in Brittany (northwestern France).
My first Three days I spend all my late afternoon waiting for the sunset on the rocks in front of the town trying to get something close to this picture. After 2 bad sunset and one high tide I finally was able to capture this photograph which I am pretty happy with.
What do you think?