Saturday, May 8, 2010

Madrassa Ben Youseff




     photo by Robert Schmid
The central courtyard seen from two different angles.
What a wonderful place this must have been to study and meditate.











19 comments:

Adrian Davis said...

Wow, these photos are beautiful! I wish I spoke the language so I could visit someday.

José said...

Hi,

The islamic architecture is quite rich in terms of patterns and although not much nowadays, we still have some of it here in Portugal, since you guys decided to spend some "vacations" here centuries ago :-)
That is also noticeable in many of our words starting with "al".

Have a nice time,

José

Susan said...

Love Morrocan architecture. Thanks for the window into their lives.

Susan
susan-chicdaisy.blogspot.com

Pooch Morning Glory said...

what a beautiful place! i would love to meditate there
~laura

Californian said...

Intricate Architectural beauty.

Opinion said...

They love beautiful design,don't they?

exoticfoodie said...

Beautiful picture.I hope to see many of these places when I go there this summer.

Ruthi said...

Great photos. Looks like a peaceful place and indeed very suitable for meditation.

Ashleigh_mcp said...

this place look so tranquil, i want to visit.

JuicyFig said...

I would love to make patchwork quilts in the colours and styles of the morrocan arcitecture!

So - when are you popping back to blighty?

Kath
x

Davis L. Bigelow said...

Great photos!! I half expected Indiana Jones to jump into one of the street scenes. You certainly found some rich colours and interesting angles too. Nice work!!

Marja said...

O my god elisabeth I just noticed you have 3000 followers. you are famous. The pictures are gorgeous
nice so many can enjoy them now

Ola said...

so calm!

majid chekroun said...

Hi Elizabeth
Thank you for always showing the beautiful side of the Moroccan culture. You are a great and genuine ambassador of Morocco... Kind regards

Indian Bazaars said...

Do they still make beautiful tiles in Morrocco? Do people building new houses also use some of these lovely tiles?! In India, the artisans are fewer and fewer and its only few of the old, dilapidated vernacular houses that have exquisite flooring.

Kreativka sa srcem said...

Beautiful and interesting pictures, all I like.
Thank you for giving us this way closer to their world.
Greetings from the Croatian.
Zondra Art

Penny stocks said...

You capture the architecture very well.

janyclaire said...

Amazing! I love this blog- always check in to look at your beautiful pictures!

SPIKE said...

this is a very nice place, imagine living their