Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Doors of Marrakech



I'm spoiled for choice - Marrakech offers a wealth of fascinating doors in all sorts of different styles.
These doors are in the new cafe at the Jardin Majorelle.



In the Bahia Palace, these are the doors to an almost magical cupboard.
Since all the furnishing have vanished, one wonders what was once hidden inside.



A very stately and imposing door in the old medina.
Someone very important must live inside.



This door leads from the walled garden out into the olive grove at my friend J's house in the country.
From her veranda, you can look up at the Atlas Mountains.



These doors are in Gueliz. I don't think yellow is a very popular color for doors.
But I like them anyway.

49 comments:

JuliaRose said...

Thank you...for adding me in..
Wow...love these doors, especially the tiles..so colourful,and exotic...
xxx

Pigtown-Design said...

Wonderful doors. So colourful!

Karen Cole said...

My favorite are the ones to the cupboard. So colorful. Though the doors to the old medina are quite beautiful as well......hmmmmm.

Thanks for the opportunity to take part, Elizabeth. It's been great fun coming up with my door selection.

Leslie said...

Fabulous collection of doors here Elizabeth! Thanks so much for letting me share in the fun!

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

Really like the colours - great post giving such a good choice of subject matter. Thanks for adding me.

Frank Gardner said...

My favorite is the "very stately and imposing door"
Great doors Elizabeth.
I will have to look at most of the other bloggers tomorrow. It is getting late.

Barrie said...

I knew I could count on your for photos of amazing doors!

Greyscale Territory said...

O these doors are incredible! Almost as if there is a story waiting to be told!

Just love them!

Gemma

Vienna for Beginners said...

Beautiful doors and colours, Elizabeth.
I am trying to put my door post up. Since Friday I am having trouble with posting unfortunately. Among other troubles, word verification does not show the letters which I'd need to type in to post. I keep trying. ;-)

natural attrill said...

Love the old Medina door.

Thanks for stopping by our blog.

We are thinking of staying at Dar Ayniwen, in the Palmery, looks, from the internet, like a lovely place for my birthday treat, also large pool which I would like, do you know it?
In Essaouira we are looking at Ocean Vagabond.
Any thoughts tips for us would be greatly appreciated.
If you dont want this clogging up your blog, and have time to answer, my email is:
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Thanks Elizabeth!
Penny.

PG said...

I love the old 'imposing' one in the middle...though the painted one is lovely too. What a lovely variety you have, far more interesting than our neck of the woods.

Britt-Arnhild said...

These doors give alot of promises.

I would love to walk OUT the first one, out into the light and sun.

Prêt à Voyager said...

Happy door day! Love the range in your doors. (Oh, and I fixed the link, thanks for the heads up!)

Anne

She Who Flies said...

I loved standing by these exotic doors, each an invitation to further exploration...

I'd like to take you on a journey past/through some of my favorite doors and portals too.

Barbara said...

I knew the doors in Marakesh would be special.
Very clever yes the beach huts were in Thorpe Bay.

Joanna said...

You have wonderful selection doors, just posting my door its not nearly so interesting and colourful.

rochambeau said...

Wow Elizabeth,
You are very lucky to live in Marrakesh where one door is prettier than the next! Each so different from one another. The passage way with the door sitting on the side is evocative. Your friend with the grove is mighty lucky!

Thank you for putting this together. As I just told Frank, I'm a big fan of doors and the world so this is like heaven to me to sit here and have the opportunity to walk through so many doors in one day!

xo
Constnace

Sherry ~ Cherie ~ ms. herbes de provence said...

I love the "exotic" look of these doors -- they are works of art within themselves. I'd never think of yellow for a door either -- but when you see yellow doors don't they just make you think "oh what joy must lie on the other side of these"??

Joanne said...

There is such mystery and intrigue in all your doors - and each one opens into another world of possibility! I think my favorite is the one that opens from your friend's walled garden out into the "beyond" - not because it is the prettiest door necessarily, but because it is the one that sets my imagination free as to what adventures might happen once through that door... Thanks for such a wonderful idea as the Door project! I have loved being a part of it.

Jennifer said...

I love that Bahia Palace door. Such a great variety there in Morocco!

christine mercer-vernon said...

truly gorgeous. i am amazed at the colors and textures of these doors. my favorite is the one at your friend J's house. i can't imagine the view upon walking through that door!!

this was a great idea. me and my cup of coffee are enjoying the tour!!

qualcosa di bello said...

i found you through rochambeau & have added a post at http://ognipiacere.blogspot.com/

this is a gorgeous project...thank you for hosting!

Stephanie said...

Spoiled indeed! What incredible doors...the light and colors. The door to the walled garden may be one of my favorites, but very hard to choose!

What a wonderful idea, I am off to open more doors to the world!

Lea said...

Dear Elizabeth, thank you so for hosting this event, of portals opening to so many places!

The light and color of your doors, the spaces and vistas, or closed to pique the imagination are fantastic! Thank you!

FCP said...

You are indeed "spoiled for choice, Elizabeth, these are lovely. Thanks for organizing this "tour" of doors.
Faye

Mari said...

Door in the midlle looks very strong and big.

Sara said...

Beautiful as always....and so diverse! Doors always make me want to see what's on the other side.

Mélanie said...

YOU are lucy , Marrakech has so so so many wonderful doors ! Thank you for letting us travel to you

Krimo said...

Great doors and lovely colours.
Funny how one is different from the next wherever you go in the world.
In Dublin they sell postcards of doors?!?

High Desert Diva said...

I think I could wander the streets there for hours simply looking at doors.

somepinkflowers said...

thank you so much
for helping to pull this idea together.


:-)

**spoiled for choice**
indeed!

you lucky girl to have so many interesting ones to photograph.

the door from the walled garden
is my favorite,
maybe i can feel
the mountains hovering nearby.

Ambera said...

My favorite has to be that stately door, it's so ornate and amazing!!

artisbliss said...

I've joined in a bit belatedly, although it is still the 12th here. Doors are posted on my blog www.artisbliss.blogspot.com

Willow said...

Thank you for helping to organize the 'doors' posts. This has been such fun! I can't choose a favorite, they're all wonderful.

I was so excited to visit Twinings in London but unfortunately it was a Sunday evening and the store was closed. But I had to take a photo of those figures above the door!

My Castle in Spain said...

Hi Elizabeth !
Oh yes! these are beautiful doors. I would love to see the riad hidden behind this imposing door...

The Café in the Majorelle gardens : so enchanting and peaceful...

Thanks for the event...it's a great idea and it's fun ! am going to the other blogs or so to speak other doors on other worlds..exciting..
Enjoy the day
Lala

Pam Aries said...

THese are the doors mystical dreams are made of! Thank you for doing this challenge! Such a great idea and yes, it opens doors to meet new arty and cool bloggers! It's gonna take me a couple of days to see them all!

Sue said...

Thank you, dear Elizabeth. This Magic Armchair journey through the Doorways of the World has been amazing, uplifting, inspiring and great fun. I am so enjoying seeing this wonderful world through the eyes of others and thus meeting new and fascinating people.

Paz said...

I love all the doors! I agree with you I love yellow doors, too. ;-)

Paz

Vienna for Beginners said...

Elizabeth,
I can't wait til you read Tabucchi! I am so anxious to know what you think of him. I found these quotes in the "Complete Review" (click here ), they describe exactly what I love about "Indian Nocturne" and "Requiem", besides his mastery of language (the last one he wrote in Portuguese, with the subtitle "Uma Alucinação", an halluzination, which would also be a very apt description of both books, imo):

"Tabucchi describes the work as both an "insomnia" and a "journey". Like much of his work, there is a dream-like quality to it -- not gauzy, vague dreams, but, indeed, the waking trance of the insomniac."

Kate and Roger Skophammer said...

I enjoyed being a part of the door day. Thanks, Wix!

Jack Riddle said...

Elizabeth--thanks to you and Frank Gardner for organizing this. I've had a lot of visitors to my post and nice and helpful comments.
And... I have the pleasure of seeing yours and so many others. A great idea all around. Jack

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Thank you, Elizabeth, for roping us into this. It was great fun!

Marja said...

Some of your doors you displayed are as from a fairy tale. Your friend's door to the garden is absolutely magnificent

neulekirppu said...

What a doors!!!!
So colorful, so beautiful.
It would be really exciting to see
what is inside.
Thank you for you to invite me to join in this challenge! You opened me many, many new doors into the "blog world". What a talent people, what a talent artist!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I love the first door, the one with yellow insets. Who knew doors could be so fascinating? I mentioned you when I wrote about doors today:

http://bonniesbooks.blogspot.com/2008/03/youre-door-able.html

Infinite Cosmos said...

wow, those images are so beautiful! You're so luck to live in such and amazing place.

ppdesigns said...

gorgeous doors - i love marrakech and all things morocco! I visited about a year ago and would love to go back again esp to take more photos!!

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