Chefcaouen was painted blue by the Jewish refugees that lived there in the but the hue is maintained today every spring by local residents. Not only does it keep them cool but is thought to be a spiritual color symbolic of the sky, god and heaven.
This is a stunning "portrait". Love the balance, the way the lone tree element stands out, and the drama of the dark overhead. I think the color manipulation was a bit too extreme, I would have gone with a more subtle treatment.