Following the trail of Ibn Battuta

After Marrakech, our next destination with the Art of seeing Photography workshop was Ksar Aït Ben Haddou. The journey over the Tizi n’Tichka mountain pass of the Atlas mountains, connecting Marrakech to the south of Morocco, was fascinating, tiring and hot as the vehicles didn’t have air conditioners (at 35-40C)! We arrived at Aït Ben Haddou at 6 p.m. – just before sunset.Peter Sanders– the photographer leading this workshop – suggested to check-in, freshen up quickly, grab the cameras and seize the moment of the light just before sunset to take photographs of this picturesque place.

This fortified city lies along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. Since 1987 it is a UNESCO heritage site, which describes it in following words:

The ksar (citadel), a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The…

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