salahmah:

Chefchaouen, a small town in northern Morocco, has a rich history, beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful architecture, but what it’s most famous for are the striking and vivid blue walls of many of the buildings in its “old town” sector, or medina.

The maze-like medina sector, like those of most of the other towns in the area, features white-washed buildings with a fusion of Spanish and Moorish architecture. The brilliantly blue walls, however, seem to be unique to Chefchaouen. They are said to have been introduced to the town by Jewish refugees in 1930, who considered blue to symbolize the sky and heaven. The color caught on, and now many also believe that the blue walls serve to repel mosquitoes as well (mosquitoes dislike clear and moving water).

Whatever the reason, the town’s blue walls attract visitors who love to wander the town’s narrow streets and snap some beautiful photos. 

lapaseante:

Alcázar de Sevilla.

Sevilla, 2008.

earth-phenomenon:

St. John the Baptist Fort in Berlenga Islands, Portugal

devoutfashion:

Marie Claire Italia September 2013
Model: Sessilee Lopez
Photographer: David Bellemere

České středohoří | Bohemian Central Uplands is a mountain range located in northern Bohemia. The highest peak is Milešovka (837 m). The lowest point is the level of the river Labe in Děčín (121.9 m). 

České středohoří is a nature reserve (Czech: Chráněná krajinná oblast (abbr. CHKO), and the D8 motorway connecting Prague and Dresden is to traverse the mountains. This led to a number of controversies, and as of 2010, the České středohoří is the last section of the D8 under construction.