Thursday, November 08, 2007

Jardin Marjorelle

The first morning we visited the jardin majorelle
where I had the wonderful find of the Delacroix Morroccan journals. It is a super place to visit - cool and colourful. Majorelle was a French painter and he opened the garden to the public in 1947. It is now owned by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge and they established a trust to ensure the future existence of the garden. If you go to Marrakech , this is a must see. Click on the pictures for more detail.

Don't you just love the colours? This is the outside of the Musee D'Art Islamique which was also worth a visit. It was full of all manner of treasures including lots of embroidery - I just did a few drawings. There is a wall full of door frames and window frames. one hung in our riad outside our bedroom but my photo has not come up very well at all although I did do lots of drawings of it to remind me.

Lots of colourful pots and a very extensive collection of plants including plenty of cactii.

The outdoor cafe where we had lunch. I am amazed it is empty as it was packed when we were there. Ian must have taken a photo during a change over of people. That's me over in the corner.
Last night we went to the Australian Chamber Orchestra which was very enjoyable as always although there was an especially strange (thankfully short) premiere of something. They played 4 encores - magnificent. That's the final concert for 2007.
We are still enjoying the fact that no traffic can traverse our street!


Maggie Grey said...

I have identical pics to yours - must be that we see things the same way - in spite of you being upside down!

verobirdie said...

Great comment Maggie! :-)
In my todo list, there is a visit to Morrocco. Your pictures and comments encourage me even more!
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Dale,

Thanks for sharing the colours are mind bending!


Danielle D said...

That blue through the green is just amazing, so vivid and inspiring. Gorgeous photos.


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