| ♕ | Chefchaouen, the Blue City of Morocco | by omikz.com
The name Chefchaouen comes from “chauen”, which is Spanish for horns, and refers to the shape of the two mountains overlooking the settlement. But it’s not the strange name that attracts the tourists. It’s the blue-painted buildings of the city — a tradition inherited from the former Jewish inhabitants.
In the Bible, Israelites are commanded to dye one of the threads in their tallit (prayer shawl) blue, with tekhelel. When they look at the dye, they will think of the blue sky, and the God above them in Heaven.