Friday, May 27, 2005

And to walk all this food off - a visit to the JARDIN MAJORELLE which was created in 1924 -by the French - decorator-architect-painter - Louis Majorelle. This small Islamic tropical garden was recently restored and replanted by the designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge who have a house near by. The vivid cobalt blue known as - "Blue Majorelle" - is used in more elements in the garden like - the fountains - and - the pots. The square pool is full of waterlillies and lotus plants. There is a dense vegetation of exotic plants like palmtrees -jaracandas - dragon trees - cypresses - of bamboo.
A Guide book - Marrakech by Justin McGuiness - advises - beware - do not try out the Majorelle Garden blue back home in your decorating schemes - it never works - the results depends on bright sunlight filtered by lush vegetation!
Le Jardin Majorelle - off Avenue Yacoub al Mansour - is open every day of the year.
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