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Ama Nunoo Jan 2, 2020 at 02:30pm

January 02, 2020 at 02:30 pm | We Tour

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Ama Nunoo | Staff Writer

January 02, 2020 at 02:30 pm | We Tour

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Chefchaouen, Morocco

The Moroccan city of Chefchaouen is an ultramarine wonderworld and the city’s medieval alleyways, doors, walls, window shutters, and walkways radiate blue hues.

There are many myths that ascribe meanings to why Chefchaouen is covered in blue. One thing that is certain about the type of blue used is that it’s “from grinding down lapis lazuli in Afghanistan.”

However, the lapis lazuli, at a time, was as costly as gold and was only kept for depicting the Virgin Mary by Renaissance painters.

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