Monday, February 4, 2008

Windows



The window from the landing into our bathroom. I had fun putting the bright colored glass in. Now we get quite bizarre reflections on the pink tadelakt (plaster) inside. You can see why we go for rather plain colors elsewhere!



On the whole Marrakech is not big on windows - on the street anyway. Most old houses have a central courtyard with rather small windows looking out into it.
A reflection in the widow at the Musee de Marrakech.





A little window high up near the medersa Ben Youssef



This one will come as bit of a surprise - because in the US and Europe dentists don't usually display their work in the window - more likely dull indoor plants and so forth.
But you can see how this dentist could fill in for where all sorts of disasters have taken place.
If all else fails, you can get the full set from the top shelf above.
Some people come to Morocco because, at the highest level, the work is excellent and far less expensive than elsewhere.
On the lowest level you can have a tooth pulled with pliers in the main square.
I would not recommend this option..........



The window of a little old villa in Gueliz. I'm sure, like all the other charming little villas, this one will not last much longer but be replaced by a five story 'residence'.

13 comments:

Momentoes Mama said...

The pictures of the windows are sooo cool...

Tracy said...

Wonderful windows...The top one is especially magical, almost like stepping into a fairy tale. Happy Day ((HUGS))

Wendy said...

I was fascinated, like many, by the dentists in the square. I want to know if the dentures are one size fits all :^)

weirdbunny said...

I think seeing the dentist work n the window, would put many people off going in !

My Castle in Spain said...

Such vibrant colors! Beautiful...

I like your post about the rug. That was quite an unusual quick deal and without mint tea even..
Quite interesting rug in black and white by the way. (not common no ?)

M.KATE said...

really loved the colours from the windows. Generally, its quite boring here as people are kinda conservative with their glass colours but yours really fantastic...

Paz said...

I love the windows!

Dentist affairs? Ouch! I'm staying away.

Paz

tlc illustration said...

So many beautiful posts Elizabeth. Loved the colored glass in this one (wish I had those windows in my bathroom!). Really liked the black and white rug - I know what you mean by too much color at times.

Ah - such problems!

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for your kind comments.
re: the rug - yes black and white is pretty unusual here.
This is the only one we've seen - although, in truth, we haven't looked very hard.
I did go with a friend to the office of a very charming lady dentist in Gueliz. My friend had a cap replaced expertly and inexpensively.
The windows are fun, aren't they!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Oh those teeth make me laugh!!!

Elizabeth said...

Love the colour windows, and the teeth displayed - you paint such a vivid picture of Moroccan life, thank you.
P.S. The villa is charming.

Merisi said...

What a delight, those windows, I was thinking, and then I hit those grinning ersatz-theeth. *heehee*

On a more serious note, either I was half asleep the last time I came over here or you have changed your background colour. Anyway, it is so pleasant to the eyes, they don't wanna leave! :-)

An Aesthete's Lament said...

It's really sad how many of those villas have bit the dust. The French Colonial magic of Guéliz is nearly gone.