A must for your visit to Marrakech is Jardin Majorelle which Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé discovered in 1966, during their first stay in Marrakech. We tore ourselves away from the paradise that is La Mamounia and asked the very impressively dressed hotel concierge to hail us a cab...
Well I say cab ... but once we saw we could travel by horse drawn carriage we soon upgraded
The amazing thing about travelling anywhere in this fabulous city is that there are always things to discover. Backstreets reveal the most interesting workshop, where carpets are handmade, and everything from shoes to tagines are being crafted for sale in the market.
I spotted this gentleman taking a afternoon snooze, he must have had a busy day at work. This was my favourite shot from the whole trip, I loved getting a peek into authentic life in marrakech . And 10 out of 10 to him for resourcefulness
Every door is a work of art... I shot a few for my doors of Instagram obsession
So, back to the gardens ...I'm told that when Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé heard that the garden was to be sold and replaced by a hotel, they did everything they could to stop that project from happening. This is how they eventually became owners of the garden and of the villa.
And over the years, they have brought back life to the garden's
Its a very beautiful and tranquil place, somewhere to visit if you want to be both inspired and relaxed
The special shade of bold cobalt blue which is used extensively in the garden and its buildings are named after Jacques Marjorelle the gardens designer, bleu Majorelle—Majorelle Blue.
It is such a striking beautiful shade, and seeing how it was used in the gardens really gave me an appreciation for this powerful shade