Thursday, April 10, 2008

Open Doors



We are heading back to Marrakech via London.
I hope doors are open to greet us -
like this unusual blue one in the medina.



Or the door to the beer garden in Gueliz - no women allowed.
My friend J. as an 'honorary man' gets to go in.
I never tried since I hate the taste of beer.



This doorway is mysterious and rather sad somehow.



A photo of the inside of the cool (literally rather than metaphorically) cafe that is part of the beer garden.
Drinking beer is done rather privately in Marrakech.

20 comments:

Suburbia said...

Still beautiful, still colourful! Oh and warm!!

willow said...

Ooooh that blue door is gorgeous!!!

christine mercer-vernon said...

the door to the beer garden with the scalloped detailing is so unique, i have never seen that kind of treatment before. just beautiful. have a safe trip!

Eamon said...

It's interesting (to me) the way Morocco town houses can often look so dour and dilapidated on the outside, but an oasis of colour and light once you get inside, into the patio.

P said...

Bon voyage!

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

The dappled sunlight..the play of light and shadows...the cool, dim interiors glimpsed for a moment...ah, Morocco, land of endless mystery and beauty!

Paz said...

I especially love the top photo -- blue door. Have a safe trip.

Paz

My Castle in Spain said...

Superb blue door ...

Welcome back to your Moroccan home, Elizabeth and have a very nice and safe trip !!

ps: was trying to find your email address and didn't. Are you still renting your riad in september ?

My Castle in Spain said...

ps : and yes you must visit Granada ! (it definitely has a Moorish heritage)
and we'll have drinks and tapas in the beautiful Alhambra...
:-)

Annie said...

That blue door is stunning!

Honour said...

Your blog is such a jewel. I looked through all of your pictures (ALL) --- I found it through Sukipoet, who posts on another blog I frequent … and I feel so blessed. Marrakesh has such a special place in my heart, I was there four years ago and it was the first place I have ever been in the world where you are forced to be in the “now”. And I brought that gift home with me and have been thankful ever since. The pictures are such wonderful reminders of all the colors, smells and sounds of lovely North Africa … especially Essouria (one of my fave spots) with their rocky coasts … and the seafood! thanks for sharing, I’ll be back. P.s. your jan. 22 entry of djemma square made me laugh so much, I am a canadian-filipina, and the stall holders had no idea what to say to me – “konichiwa” they would call, and when I shook my head no, they said, “please, please, tell us where you are from” !!

M.KATE said...

i love that BLUE door, fantatic..happy weekend :)

Merisi said...

Beautiful and mysterious.
Have a safe trip back to Marrakesh,
hope your luggage makes it safely through terminal 5!

Joanna said...

What a weekend for you to visit england, with all the snow. Hope you had a wonderful time. All the lovely colours in Morrocco are wonderful, as always thank you for sharing them

Marja said...

Just visiting I stopped blogging for a while. Very inviting doors.
My friend will soon go to Marakesh and I can't wait till she tells me all about it. have a good trip

travelingmama said...

Love the pics as usual. The blue door really "pops!" Best wishes for an easy adjustment back into Morocco!

human being said...

I had a post on 'opening a door' and Suki sent me here to see your open doors...
and Gosh! they are so cute....

Hi Elizabeth!
Your weblog is so unique and interesting... happy i'm here, thank to dear dear friend, Suki
Wish you the best.
See you again soon...
love.

Frances said...

Hello Elizabeth,
I have been away at some meetings, and do hope to see you before your departure to this lovely house.

If not, I wish you a beautiful stay in the place with the many tones of pink. And I also wish that we will be able to stay in contact as you take more incredible pictures, renew acquaintance with your cats, and let the visual feast begin.

xo

this is my patch said...

I think the mysterious door needs brightening up, it does look rather sad. I hope you had a good time over here in the UK. x

Willow said...

Of course, the blue door is my favorite. I love the idea of an open door- it's so very exciting!