Photographer's Note

Essaouira's outer walls, which have bevelled crenellations, were designed to give protection from naval attack. Two Sqalas (sea bastions) were built to protect the town. Pictured here is Sqala de la Ville on the northwest side of town. A favorite place for strolls at sunset, it consists of a crenellated platform featuring a row of Spanish cannons. The ramparts and the sqalas were designed and built by Theodore Cornut, a renowned French architect, who had worked for Louis XV.

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