Thursday, June 12, 2008
Floors Galore...........and an Ending
Until I started looking through all my recent photos, I didn't realize how many pictures of floors I had. So this is a selection.
The first from the Bahia Palace - my shabby-chic heaven.
The second, as you can guess from the color of the window frames, is from an exhibition space just off the main square in Essouira.
This one with neutral, herringbone tiles contrasting with the bright, traditional ones on the walls, is from a friend's house in the medina of Marrakech.
This rather swanky marble is from Marrakech Plaza, a new shopping center in Gueliz with fountains, Etam, Zara, and all sorts of other shops and restaurants including MacDonalds..............
This turtle lives in the grounds of the Hotel Andalous in Hirvenage and wanders round near the swimming pool. We went there for lunch the other day pretending to be tourists. The doorman wore traditional costume - a red fez ,white loose trousers and a cloak. I asked if I could take his photo but when he said, "Two euros," I decided not to bother. We tried four taxis before we found one who admitted to having a meter. The driver and his companion laughed when we told them ( in Arabic) that all the other taxi drivers were mechant/bad/naughty........
We are lucky enough to have wonderful friends who know how to live well.
Last Friday we went to The Grand Cafe de la Poste with Chris and Maryam. This is our favorite restaurant in Gueliz. The food is delicious and the decor exquisite........the eau de nil green on the doors is subtly chic. In fact everything there is chic.
A little, rather skinny kitten climbs steps towards the garden at the Bahia Palace.
We left Morocco with great sadness last Saturday morning for an extended stay in the US, so, although this blog will continue for about a week more with file photos and stuff I didn't manage to fit in before, this is essentially an ending.
There are various reasons for this move but mostly to do with family. Robert's mother is 86 after all.
I'm already missing the bustle of the medina, the fresh orange juice, our friends, the COLORS.
I'm sure we will be back before too very long...........I know we will.
Most people come to this blog for exotic and lovely Marrakech - the star of the show - but anyone wanting to follow our tamer exploits here might want to go to our other blog "About New York".