Marrakesh – Jardin Majorelle

Friday, 2 November 2012

Last month Maureen and I had a short stay at a friend’s house in Marrakesh in Morocco. Our previous two visits to Marrakesh were in 2007 when we drove through on our way to Banjul in Gambia on the Plymouth-Banjul Challenge – nurse an old car down to West Africa and give it away, the money raised goes to African charities. And in 2005 when we flew through on a 50 year old twin-prop Convair airliner, it was the last leg of a trip from Cape Town to Casablanca and we flew in from Timbuktu.

Jardin Majorelle
▲ Jardin Majorelle

This time we just lazed around at our friend’s place although we did, of course, visit the souq from the great Djemaa el-Fna square. And we wandered the cactus-studded, cobalt blue Jardin Majorelle, a gift to the city from Yves St Laurent.

Galerie Love
▲ The garden also features M St Laurent’s Galerie Love, with its collection of his annual love posters.