Chasing water

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Don’t call it Venice, because it’s not the same. It’s Hamburg, simply Hamburg. Destroyed, bombed, hated and now so much loved, this city is overwhelmingly active and happy. And so full of water: we all chase water here. We all chase that glimpse of sparkle, glitter and shimmer. We all chase a big natural mirror and we stare speechless at the buildings staring at themselves.

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A wet Moroccan afternoon: la source de Aïn El Ati

Between Aoufous and Erfoud, following the route nationale 13, there is a water source.

The source, called Aïn El Ati, has been discovered in 1987 and has a natural jet of more than 2 meters, which is quite amazing if you think that we are in the desert!

The problem is that this water can´t be used for agricultural irrigation, because it contains way too many mineral salts and, from what I understood, they are not good for the plants.

So, this incredibly powerful water source has become a tourist attraction for some locals driving around (I haven´t seen Europeans there).

As you can see from the pictures, all around the source there is absolutely nothing. Really nothing! This is why the existence of the Aïn El Ati is so incredible: a powerful water source jumping out of the ground in a Moroccan desert region.

And now a little treasure hunt: find the Tuareg man sitting in the shade!

Aïn El Ati, Morocco 2015 @pandaonavespa
Aïn El Ati, Morocco 2015 @pandaonavespa
Aïn El Ati, Morocco 2015
Aïn El Ati, Morocco 2015 @pandaonavespa
Aïn El Ati, Morocco 2015
Aïn El Ati, Morocco 2015 @pandaonavespa
Aïn El Ati, Morocco 2015
Aïn El Ati, Morocco 2015 @pandaonavespa
Aïn El Ati, Morocco 2015
Aïn El Ati, Morocco 2015 @pandaonavespa
Aïn El Ati, Morocco 2015
Aïn El Ati, Morocco 2015 @pandaonavespa
Aïn El Ati, Morocco 2015
Aïn El Ati, Morocco 2015 @pandaonavespa
Aïn El Ati, Morocco 2015
Aïn El Ati, Morocco 2015 @pandaonavespa