Friday Lens Affair 140


Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech, Morocco

Today I’m hosting this super bright shot taken in Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech by Veronika Hradilikova from TravelGeekery Blog.

Veronika is a travel blogger based in Prague, Czech Republic.

A big language enthusiast and a marketing aficionado, she enjoys exploring the world while keeping a full-time job. You can follow her on Facebook and Pinterest.

Photo Story: Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

Marrakech was tough. My boyfriend wasn’t loving it, we were being hassled a lot and it didn’t help we stayed right in Marrakech’s Medina. That’s actually where all the scams happen!

Entering the Jardin Majorelle was just like a balm for the soul. We quite ignored Yves Saint Laurent story and his affection for young Moroccan men.

Unless you’re French or adore fashion, you might choose to do so too.

The best what one can do in Jardin Majorelle is just to take in the surroundings, admire the vibrant colours and… pretend there are no tourists.

I was glad my now-retired camera could handle all the incredible hues of bright blue and yellow!

This photo is actually what most travellers to Marrakech take. It’s a staple one! You wouldn’t go to Paris and not take a photo of the Eiffel Tower either, right?

Little did we know that right after the Jardin Majorelle, we’d explore yet another district of the city that didn’t get any attention of tourists. Perhaps because it was way too modern!

Yes, even Starbucks was there. And I have no idea why and what for as Morocco is a tea country and it doesn’t get better than enjoying your afternoon tea in Marrakech.

I was so happy that I could finally buy a pair of sunglasses. I had forgotten my own pair at home and had to wear my boyfriend’s sporty pair (you don’t want to see those photos). The sun in May was as strong as it ever gets in central Europe.

To get back to our temporary home, we had to wear a thick skin. It helped to stop at one of the many orange juice stalls on the way, equip ourselves with delicious fresh OJ (sugared, of course) and not look left or right.

No, we didn’t get ourselves any rugs neither plates but a few days later we left Morocco feeling good about the whole trip. Despite not managing to ride any camels in the desert!

The Majorelle Garden – Jardin Majorelle is a two and half acre botanical garden and artist’s landscape garden in Marrakech, Morocco.

It was created by French Orientalist artist, Jacques Majorelle over almost forty years, starting in 1923 and features a Cubist villa designed by French architect, Paul Sinoir in the 1930s.

The property was the residence of the artist and his wife from 1923 until their divorce in the 1950s.

In the 1980s, the property was purchased by fashion designers, Yves Saint-Laurent.

Today the garden and villa complex is open to the public. The villa houses the Islamic Art Museum of Marrakech, the Berber Museum and has recently opened the Musee Yves Saint Laurent.

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14 thoughts on “Friday Lens Affair 140

  1. Oh my, should I be worried that I will be in Marrakech in September in a hotel at the Medina? :D
    Still, I’m very excited about it and I will make sure to visit Jardin Majorelle!!
    Beautiful shot!!

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    • You shouldn’t be worried if you are staying in some amazing calm riad but otherwise Medina is hectic and noisy but positively in my opinion :)
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  2. Jennifer

    This blue wall and the yellow pots are gorgeous!

    Fun little entry in your log!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely evening.
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  3. Bright colours are certainly the calling card of the Jardin Majorelle. We too visited the new town with it’s modern shops and stayed in the Medina and we did get to ride camels in the desert. I loved our time there. Thanks for reminding m about this colourful garden.
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  4. I also visited the gardens when I was in Marrakech and absolutely loved it. It was maybe my favorite sight there as it was so secluded.
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  5. Lovely. Thanks so much for sharing with the Let’s Get Real party.

  6. Thank you for linking and sharing at Monday WRites

    much love…

  7. This really sounds like a fascinating trip. Thanks so much for sharing this with our Let’s Get Real readers.
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    • It is my pleasure, glad you like the story! Friday Lens Series is exactly about this – showing stories behind the pictures!
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