Monday, 9 March 2009

Marrakesh in March 5: Le Jardin.

After the hustle and bustle of the souks what better way to spend a few tranquil hours than a visit to 'Le Jardin Majorelle'?

(Once you have haggled with the taxi drivers and convinced them you will stay longer than 20 minutes, and don't want to be picked up and taken elsewhere in their taxi or on their camel)

At every turn a new peaceful sight appears. Cactus of every possible variety lurk in comical or sinister clumps in the beds.
A thicket of stout bamboo intrigues with its pattern of graffiti carved by visitors from who knows where or when.
Birds chirrup and feet crunch on the gravel in slow time, while dry leaves rattle in the breeze.
Water trickles from fountains, and goldfish dart around ponds under banana leaves and cheeseplants.
Sunlight throws shadows and patterns through stained glass on to the conservatory wall while we sip mint tea.


And the restaurant is pretty good too!

17 comments:

Shelly said...

What a vibrant world !! Fabulous photos . . . thanks for sharing !!
:-)
Shelly

konnykards .. Musings of a Senior Citizen said...

...... yes a lovely contrast to markets and Soukhs, Connie.

jennyflower said...

What a sensual blog yours has become! A virtual hoiday..do't stop, I'm not ready to come home yet!

jennyflower said...

What a sensual blog yours has become! A virtual hoiday..do't stop, I'm not ready to come home yet!

Kim said...

Lovely pictures and soooo inspiring :)

Kim x

Textile Art Showcase said...

It is a great read Jackie - and as I said before keep it coming - I am with jennyflower on this one - I am not ready to come home yet!!!

Menopausal musing said...

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE keep them coming. When I went I only had a traditional camera and had to wait till I got home to have them developed, only to find rubbish photographs (rubbish photographer!). Oh to have gone with a digital camera. You are bringing it all back.....x

Threadspider said...

I could eat that restaurant meal right now....mmmmm. Lovely,lovely images.

Sue said...

Jackie this looks an amazing place, aren't you lucky! Am loving seeing your photos, thank you for sharing :-)

WendyCarole said...

it looks a wonderful place. Lov eth eyellow and blue in th ephotos.
Can't wait to see what it inspires you to make

Jude said...

Yes, keep them coming....it all looks wonderful. Did you buy anything???

ferinn said...

Looks amazing,lots of shapes,colours and patterns to give you inspiration.

rivergardenstudio said...

Your posts about Marrakesh are stunning...how exciting that you hve traveled to such a colorful place...now I am going back to look again! Welcome home!Roxanne

Miss Frugality said...

You paint a wonderful picture of Marrakesh...so glad you obviously had a wonderful time.Thanks for bringing it alive to us!

Heather said...

All those gorgeous colours, textures, patterns and designs - so much inspiration. The food looked lovely too. I feel almost as if I have been on holiday too. Hope the UK has warmed up a bit by the time you get back.

Dot said...

Oh Jackie - I am drooling all over my keyboard! What gorgeous photo's.

Think I would like to eat in that restaurant too(mmmmm).

Am really enjoying your photo's of your trip.

Dot xx

Cathy said...

Your photos are amazing! Was it hard to return home?



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