Joe Mohle is back from his Supertramp expedition to Morocco where he went to (among other places) the Area of Painted Rocks near Tafraout.
The Painted Rocks are perhaps the most famous element of Tafraout’s granite landscape. They were coloured in 1984 by Belgian artisit Jean Verame with the help of the Tafraoute fire brigade and 18 tonnes of blue, pink, red, and black paint. This peculiar and controversial work of art is still both marvelled at, questioned and deplored today despite significant weathering over time.
The paint on the rocks has faded, a recent renovation project will hopefully restore at least some of the site to its former glory.