Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tuesday Morning in the Jardin Majorelle


I have a great friend from Long Island, and one of her friends staying. So I'm in tour guide overdrive.
I am very fierce since I hate tourists and crowds.
Why do I live here? Hmm.


Anyway, it means I make the poor jet-lagged friends get up very early.
So we are the very first people anywhere.
The man at gate of The Jardin Majorelle told me we were numbers one two and three for the day.
The light is also better.



The colors!



They have repainted the little pavilion..............


Such fans of palms!


I always used to think I liked old houses - now I like the simplicity of things 'moderne'.

23 comments:

Vanessa said...

Oh the brightness! The vibrancy! These images just pulsate with life. Well done, yet again, Elizabeth!

Sue said...

Glorious photos of glorious Majorelle - I love thise patterns at the base of the walls in the first photo, and the wonderful shadows on the Majorelle blue wall in the second. Oh, to have been there and heard the birds singing for the joy if it all.....

Jennifer said...

Beautiful as always, Elizabeth! Lucky friends to have a guided tour.

Interesting about things "moderne"... I'm thinking perhaps either extreme might be more appealing than the middle?...

Greyscale Territory said...

As always, I love wandering the images in your blog.

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Gemma

razzler said...

Such colours!

High Desert Diva said...

Love the light and the colors!

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Amazing photographs! So bright and beautiful.

Hey, Gemma tagged me too:

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Blessings,
Linda

marocmama said...

Ohh they must have done the painting recently it looks different than in March!

Britt-Arnhild said...

These colours are truly amazing.

I would be a perfect guest in your house. I am always up early :-)

carolyn said...

I'm just the same have to get up early to be the first before the crowds arrive, it drives every one crazy!
The colours in this post are just amazing!

Annie said...

Those are some beautiful photos. I really love the ones with the sun
making patterns, but my favorite is the last one, just stunning.

dee said...

the colors are so vibrant. Just magnificent Elizabeth. Have fun with the friends from Long Island. Are they from Centerport? Give them a little wave for me if so.

Honour said...

Hello Elizabeth and Salaam –a- Lekum (did I get the spelling right??) ... the colors in that pavilion are stunning. I forget that colors like that exist in the real world (not digital world, that is). And I am most flattered and honored to be added to your blog roll ... thank you so much. I’m glad you enjoyed my last posting. I also wanted to let you know, I *really* appreciated hearing about your student Don … I get such joy knowing some of my own experiences resonate with others. Best wishes, Roxanne

Hey Harriet said...

Oh the colours are just so vibrant they 'pop' in these photos. My fave is the second photo...something about that bright blue wall & the palm shadows. Beautiful! I live in an area where there are so many palms, so I need to learn to appreciate them more. Must confess to not having taken much notice of them before...

Marja said...

What a great colours. My husbands loves cactusses He will be jalous
We've got a palm like that in our garden. It's only tiny and it took quite some years to become a bit visable

Greyscale Territory said...

Hi again Elizabeth,

Thanks again for responding to my request for a meme response.

There is no rush!

Gemma

Greyscale Territory said...

The vibrancy of the vblue in the2nd pic and the last one is utterly amazing!

Really enjoyed these!

gemma

Mélanie said...

Wonderful photos ! I love this place . I'm a fan of the Majorelle's blue

Sara said...

Wow, the colors are incredible...if I were there I wouldn't know where to start photographing...

I think your "get there early" method is perfect! I hope your guests appreciate you; how wonderful to have your own private tour guide.

tlc illustration said...

Wow! The blues and greens of those walls are so amazing. Bluer than the sky. How wonderful to be surrounded by so much rich color...

this is my patch said...

All these colours together are just amazing. x

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Wow, a sensational technicolour post! Love all the crayola colours!

Anonymous said...

My Dear Lizzy,
If the eye is the window on the soul of creation you my friend are guided into imagery by the algels.These images each one is a beautiful expression of the sacredness in life and the viberency moving the Universe.Awesomely rich and gloriously textured!!!Thankyou