Saturday, February 26, 2011

Patterns at the Palace/Morocco

Such colors and designs!

all photos taken at the Bahia Palace in Marrakesh, Morocco. Feb 2011

 Every available surface is patterned and decorated.

In the first courtyard

and the second.....

 Even the doors of the cupboards.....

And beneath the old, magic mirror....

Such floors!

This last picture is of Sindibad, the handsomest cat in Marrakesh who 
isn't in the palace but wanted to be in the blog!


  1. I just love all the patterns and the wonderful details in every picture. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Very nice photo series. Very interesting.
    Thanks for sharing

  3. Ahhh Elizabeth, what beautiful colors, patterns, sunlight and warmth!

    I am really looking forward to getting a first hand report when you get back to New York.

    Best wishes. xo

  4. love the ornamental interior decor!


  5. Elizabeth, Loved Sindibad, but all very lovely.

  6. What excites me are the angles and views that you choose. Together with the tiling and archtecture, are those corners that are in disrepair and peeling paint textures; wonderfu1 .... And what can I say abouy Sinbdad but that he is 'muy guapo'

  7. Sindibad is indeed a most handsome cat
    I love the way he is sitting so regal.
    Lovely photos.

    cheers, parsnip

  8. Such beautiful photos. I had been missing your Moroccan photos after you moved so I'm so happy to see the recent ones. Love the patterns, love Sindibad.

  9. and did the magic mirror say to you " you are the fairest in all the land"?
    Textures, colours so beautiful so delish!

  10. fantastic city but the cat really deserves the picture!:)

  11. Always dreaming about such patterns in our kitchen and bathroom. And the cat - very handsome indeed!

  12. What a photographer's paradise Morocco is!

  13. Gorgeous series of photos, Elizabeth!
    I wish I could to know Morocco...

    I like to read the stories of a good writer - Paul Bowles - that lived in Tânger, Morocco. Did you see the movie "The Sheltering Sky"?
    Great film!

  14. Love Love Love all the wonderfu. tiles. What a beautiful palace and if the cat wants to think he is the---so be it. MB

    PS. Do you ever check in on "the crappy blog'? LOL

  15. wonderful... looks so peaceful! I'm sure I would be a peaceful warrier there trying to calm my mind to match the energy.

  16. This post is completely and delightfully color overload! I do admit though that the cat photo is my favorite--he's a professional model >)

  17. Many of the patterns have meanings I understand.


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