Jardin Melancholia, Marrakech

October 2, 2013

Jaques Majorelle, after spending years trekking through the deserts and mountains of northern Africa, settled for a while in Marrakech and created a most beautiful garden on the Rue Yves Saint Laurent. A fantastic Moorish garden filled with fountains full of jeweled carp and exquisite water lilies, and lush with exotic plants and flowering creepers. The most amazing thing, though, is the walls are all painted in a shade of purplish blue that has come to be known as ‘majorelle blue’ against which the verdant green of plant life literally explodes with vibrancy. A feast for the eyes and the soul…

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