Friday, February 22, 2008
Moroccan ceilings are very often elaborately decorated.
I used to think that they were painted in situ - like Michaelangelo did the Sistine Chapel.
But, in fact,they are painted at ground level and then put up later.
These first two pictures are from Dar Mimoun.
The last three pictures are from the Bahia Palace - where you can see wonderful examples of all sorts of painted surfaces. Here the shape of the lamp echoes the sklight.
Because there really aren't windows on to the outside world, it would a be a delight to look out through the roof.
There is a lot of painted cut plasterwork too.