Marrakesh Moments 3 -Jardin Majorelle

No trip to Marrakesh is complete without a visit to these famed gardens, initially created by the French artist Jacques Majorelle, and then later purchased by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1980 to save the gardens from redevelopment.  After Yves Saint Laurent's death in 2008, the gardens were donated by Pierre Bergé to … Continue reading Marrakesh Moments 3 -Jardin Majorelle

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Marrakesh Moments 2 – Carpets

When in Morocco... You cannot avoid the fact that there are a lot of carpets and rugs in this country...  They hang all over the souks in the Medina in Marrakesh, and each one seems different in pattern, colour and style.  I spent some time at one carpet shop where the sheer amount of carpets … Continue reading Marrakesh Moments 2 – Carpets

Tassels by the hundreds – Passementerie in Marrakesh

I have just returned from a break in Marrakesh, one of my most favourite places, where I spent a few days wandering the souks and Medina and taking a lot of photographs of the Islamic and Moorish architecture. By chance, I found the most wonderful shop buried deep in the Medina where they sell only … Continue reading Tassels by the hundreds – Passementerie in Marrakesh