Ouarzazate, Morocco – Backpacking Photo of the Week

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Wherever you look in Morocco there is an opportunity for a great photo. I’ve discussed before the huge variety in the landscapes, the people in stunning dress and the wonderful artistry around every corner so i won’t witter on about it again!

This week’s Backpacking Photo of the Week was taken in Ouarzazate in Central Morocco. It is known as the ‘door to the desert’ and has featured in many films due to the architecture which is still reminiscent of days gone by. Much of the local area has been used in films such as Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator and it continues to be the go-to place for film studios.

The architecture that draws the film studios in is also incredibly appealing for travellers, with terracotta walls and tiled rooves everywhere you look. This photo was taken down one of the many small streets leading into the souks deep in the city and captures a local taking a breather from his busy day:

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