Man sitting amongst boats
A man catches a few rays of spring sunshine, sitting in his cap by the harbour side
A family on the beach at low tide. A Portuguese tower on the Ramparts around the port is reflected in the shallow sea
Seagull in flight
A bird sweeps over the Ramparts in the glowing sunshine. The old town is visible in the background.
Boats in the harbour
A man standing on the moored wooden boats gazes towards the sunlit ramparts of the town as a bird flies overhead.
People and birds enjoy sun and companionship high above the town lit by a pink glow
Boats at sunset
View from the port of boats lit by the last rays of the sinking sun as it sets amongst clouds over the sea. In the background are the Portuguese Tower and Ramparts.
Man in traditional robe and hat walking down a street in the old town which runs alongside the ramparts. It is hung with carpets
View from the Skala. Crumbling walls have turned from white to brown. With blue painted windows the old walls by the ramparts soak up the spring sun, its low rays casting a heavy shadow across the scene.
Beach umbrellas at night
Black circles of shadow are thrown onto white sand by the bright lighting on the deserted shore.
Essaouira, on the windswept Atlantic coast of Morocco, was re-built in the 18th century by French architect Theodore Cornut to the orders of Sultan Ben Abdullah. Surrounded by ramparts it is a charming small town now becoming more popular with tourists. To the West of the town is the Port Skala, a fortified area with wonderful views of the sea and the Island of Mogador.