Doors across Morocco


Morocco is a photographer’s dream.  There is so much to capture, especially the architecture that reflects Morocco’s rich cultural and historical heritage.  The French, Moorish and Islamic influences are very evident in doors across the country, whether they are heavily embellished horseshoe arches or simple wooden doors with peeling, decades-old paintwork and simplistic latches.

In Ait Benhaddou:

ait-benhaddou-15-of-15 ait-benhaddou-7-of-15 ait-benhaddou-5-of-15 ait-benhaddou-4-of-15

And in Casablanca:

casa_8845conv

In El Khorbat in the Todra valley:

el-khorbat-2-of-5 el-khorbat-5-of-5

In Fes:

fes_9183convfes_9008convfes_9180conv fes_9196conv fes_9197conv fes_9199conv

From Marrakech:  The first, brightly coloured door is in the Jardin Majorelle, the twelve-acre botanical and artist’s landscape garden, owned by Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé.

marrakech_0196conv marrakech_0247conv marrakech_0248conv

From the hillside hamlet of Moulay Idriss:

moulay-ismail_9047conv

And I haven’t even got to the port city of Essaouira yet 🙂

Advertisements

13 thoughts on “Doors across Morocco

  1. Pingback: Morocco magic ❤ – Hope Dream Wait

    • Not quite, this is just a taster 🙂 An entree if you like. Sorry to make you salivate, but hopefully not too much longer now until I get to posting the real treat.

      As for Le Jardin Majorelle, I was disappointed. It’s horribly overpriced to visit, full of tourists from the moment they open the doors and for me – and perhaps I have been thoroughly spoiled by Kirstenbosch and Harold Porter Botanical gardens here as well as many other magnificent gardens both in South Africa and in England – but I thought it was much ado about nothing really. Loads and loads of towering bamboo with sunlight filtering through, an abundance of succulents from all over the world and a few fountains. Sorry Jude, but the only thing I really enjoyed was the birdsong. I’m not even going to do a post about it. You may love it though, so don’t let me put you off.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Nice taster 😀
        Shame about the garden, that’s what happens when a place becomes too famous I suppose. Here we often wait until the coaches have been and gone before visiting a public garden so we have it more or less to ourselves.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. I’ve been to Morocco and I have to agree with you, the doors on all the different sorts of architecture and homes are stunning. Some of the most appealing ones are in the deep alleyways of the Marrakech market. Thanks for bringing back some good memories.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s