Monday, May 19, 2008

Monday Morning at the Bahia Palace


If you get to things very early, before the hordes of tourists appear, everything is lovely and peaceful.
The best part of the palace is the most distant.
Looking from the courtyard into the furthest garden.............



where young women were cleaning the fountains............



Almost everything is rather ancient, decrepit, and falling apart........which is what makes it so wonderful.

Even the plastic bucket has a certain charm.



Inside the palace light falls through stained glass onto yet another marble basin........

12 comments:

travelingmama said...

What a wonderful and beautiful place!

Sue said...

So sorry I missed this last October. Thanks for taking me with you.

My Castle in Spain said...

Oh...I love these shots Elizabeth! such beautiful light..i especially love the bucket..True, you can feel the peacefulness of the place before tourists show up.

i visited the palais only once and naturally couldn't help thinking of the Alhambra.

Have a lovely day.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Yes, even the plastic bucket has its charm :-)

Honour said...

I love how you point out the things that are decrepid is what makes it most beautiful! Isn't that true for so many things in life ... lovely shots - especially light through the stained glass.

Marja said...

What a gorgeous place Elizabeth.
How magic these colours from the stained glass.

I have got 15 mails of pictures from my friend from Marrakesh and other places in Morocco A true paradise which goes on my wishlist of places to see.

Hey Harriet said...

Beautiful. I love the effects of sun shining through stained glass. Age does give things a delightful charm. That can even apply to humans. I may not have thought this in my youth but as I'm 'maturing' I like to think this applies ;)

rochambeau said...

Old is good! Beautiful palace!
have a fun day Elizabeth!
xo
Constance

Tracy said...

Loved these airy, dreamy photos...lovely place! Happy Day, Elizabeth ((HUGS))

Annie said...

So very beautiful! I agree, I love things when they are worn and old.
Thank you for all the lovely photos.

Merisi said...

So colourfull and warm.
I want to be there NOW!
Rainy and cold here.

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

The dappled light is marvelous; what enchantment must lay across everything in such a light.

Looking at these has stirred that old yearning of mine for Morocco.

I have not been to your blog lately and I see now all that I missed...its wonderful catching up!