I’ve added some more photos and an update at posterous.
The Annual Cherry Festival in Sefrou was fun. It was a few weeks of souks and carnivals, a pageant, and a fantasia but now that it is done…it’s an environmental disaster for the once pretty little town of Sefrou. The vendors and carnival are packed up and there is garbage everywhere.
I mean it. Everywhere. No government clean up appears in sight. Huge piles of plastic, rubbish, human feces, and waste sit everywhere in Sefrou. Today a wind storm blew in from the Sahara and look at this video…those aren’t flocks of birds. That’s trash.
Here is another one:
Finally, at night someone lit some on fire and it quickly spread –
And here are more pictures but I tell you that my pictures cannot describe how destroyed this town is. It looks like a wasteland. Normally Sefrou is a nice little place but right now, it has been destroyed and no one seems to be doing anything about it. I should add that since there is no option for most people than to burn it, this mostly plastic waste is being burnt. The air quality here is suffering as a result and the amount of toxins going into the air are astounding.