Tuesday, 9 July 2013

whitewashed

Every year the small port of Assilah plays host to a cultural festival, the most striking aspect of which {for me} is the painting of the medina walls. Their whitewashed surfaces provide a year long canvas to works  created by visiting artists. The week before the festival, as you walk through the medina in the mornings - en route to your morning cafe au lait perhaps? - you can follow the transformation from blank canvas to colourful completion . . .

 

and then they are whitewashed off again to clear the canvas for the next years artists




and the walls are filled with colour for yet another year


image by Mário Tomé  via AsilahInfo.com