Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Garden), Marrakech, Morocco

The entrance to Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Garden) and the artist Jacques Majorelle_s studio (now a Berber Museum), designed in 1931 by architect Paul Sinoir and saved from real estat

The entrance to Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Garden) and the artist Jacques Majorelle’s studio (now a Berber Museum), designed in 1931 by architect Paul Sinoir and saved from real estate developers in 1980 by Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent (the fashion designer); Marrakech, Morocco

 

“[Jardin Majorelle], the Majorelle Garden, in Marrakech is one of the most visited places in Morocco.  It took the French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) forty years to create, with passion, this enchanting place, today in the heart of the red city.  In its shaded alleys, one strolls among the trees and exotic plants whose origin makes one dream, with running waterways filled with refreshing murmurs and ponds filled with water lilies and lotus; you can hear in the fragrant air here and there the rustle of the leaves and the chirping of the many birds that come to take refuge there.  Stop at a bend in front of a building with Moorish charm or Art Deco style, surprisingly painted with very bright primary colors dominated by the intense blue seen in the Atlas by the artist [“Majorelle Blue”].  One is soothed and bewitched by the harmony of this luxuriant and alive picture where the senses are delicately solicited to offer a magic walk, out of the city so animated yet so close, in the enclosure protected by the high walls of ground, out of time.” — http://www.jardinmajorelle.com

 

Jacques Majorelle became a gardener in his travels and his collected rare trees and plants that were arranged in his garden in what would be described as a pictorial composition of a pai

Jacques Majorelle became a gardener in his travels and his collected rare trees and plants were arranged in his garden in what would be described as a pictorial composition of a painter; Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Garden), Marrakech, Morocco

 

A wall of the artist Jacques Majorelle_s studio (now a Berber Museum) painted in "Majorelle blue", designed in 1931 by architect Paul Sinoir; Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Garden), Marra

A wall of the artist Jacques Majorelle’s studio (now a Berber Museum) painted in “Majorelle blue”, designed in 1931 by architect Paul Sinoir; Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Garden), Marrakech, Morocco

 

“Majorelle blue” – a strong, intense cobalt blue color — was introduced by Jacques Majorelle in 1937 in his garden and on the walls of his studio.  In the garden, the color was painted onto the gates, the pergolas, the ceramic jars and various buildings – an unusually bold and generously colored primary blue.

 

Fountains in the Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Garden) were designed to introduce soothing sounds that contrast with the noise of the busy city outside the walls of the garden; Marrakech,

Fountains in the Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Garden) were designed to introduce soothing sounds that contrast with the noise of the busy city outside the walls of the garden; Marrakech, Morocco

 

Stairs, geometric patterns and the bold "Majorelle blue" outside the artist Jacques Majorelle_s studio (now a Berber Museum); Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Garden), Marrakech, Morocco

Stairs, geometric patterns and the bold “Majorelle blue” outside the artist Jacques Majorelle’s studio (now a Berber Museum); Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Garden), Marrakech, Morocco

 

Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) was a French orientalist painter and son of the famous Art Nouveau furniture designer, Louis Majorelle.  He arrived in Morocco in 1917, invited by the French Resident-General, Marshal Lyautey.  Majorelle was seduced by Marrakesh.  In 1923, he decided to live there, purchasing a vast palm grove that would become the Jardin Majorelle as we know today.

In 1931, he commissioned the architect, Paul Sinoir, to build an artist’s studio in the Art Deco style; it’s walls were painted in “Majorelle Blue“.  Around it, he designed a garden, a living work of art composed of exotic plants and rare species collected during his worldwide travels.  He opened his garden to the public in 1947, but after his death in 1962, it fell into abandon.

In 1980, Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent acquired the Jardin Majorelle, saving it from real estate developers.  Since then, the garden has been restored, and many new plants have been added.  A museum dedicated to Berber culture was opened and the painter’s studio.  Today the Jardin Majorelle also includes a bookstore, café and boutique.

After the death of Yves Saint Laurent in 2008, Pierre Bergé donated the Jardin Majorelle to the foundation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent.  The Foundation Jardin Majorelle was established at this time.  A memorial to the French fashion designer was built in the garden.  —  courtesy Foundation Jardin Majorelle

 

The lily pond is a quiet oasis in the middle of Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Garden), Marrakech, Morocco

The lily pond is a quiet oasis in the middle of Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Garden), Marrakech, Morocco

 

Boldly painted large ceramic urns filled with plants line the walkways in Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Garden), Marrakech, Morocco

Boldly painted large ceramic urns filled with plants line the walkways in Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Garden), Marrakech, Morocco

 

The Moorish designs of the garden_s “kiosk” give way to the arch and a view of the long waterway leading to the square fountain (painted in "Majorelle blue) – pictured above; Jar

The Moorish designs of the garden’s “kiosk” give way to the arch and a view of the long waterway leading to the square fountain (painted in “Majorelle blue) – pictured above; Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Garden), Marrakech, Morocco

 

The long waterway leading to the square fountain (painted in "Majorelle blue); Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Garden), Marrakech, Morocco

The long waterway leading to the square fountain (painted in “Majorelle blue); Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Garden), Marrakech, Morocco

 

A painterly composition of cacti in Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Garden), Marrakech, Morocco

A painterly composition of cacti in Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Garden), Marrakech, Morocco

 

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Eat Local: Luncheon We Prepared at Cooking School in Marrakech, Morocco

The intrepid explorer prepared to enjoy a tasty luncheon from our cooking class at La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

The intrepid explorer prepared to enjoy a tasty luncheon from our cooking class at La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

 

After our cooking class at a private Moroccan cooking workshop at a local riad, La Maison Arabe hotel and restaurant, we moved to a dining room, with a local musician playing, to enjoy the “fruits of our labors” for lunch [see our previous blog post].  The luncheon was one of the tastiest meals we had in Marrakech!  It included two tagines – vegetables and a chicken tagine with preserved lemon slices and green olives, traditional Moroccan flatbread, as well as a cold zucchini salad, warm eggplant salad and dessert.

 

The dining room for the cooking school had bookcases full of spices and books on Morocco and Marrakech; at the luncheon from our cooking class at La Maison Arabe. Marrakech, Morocco

The dining room for the cooking school had bookcases full of spices and books on Morocco and Marrakech; at the luncheon from our cooking class at La Maison Arabe. Marrakech, Morocco

 

Our luncheon from our cooking class at La Maison Arabe included two tagines – vegetables and a chicken tagine with preserved lemon slices and green olives, traditional Moroccan flatbre

Our luncheon from our cooking class at La Maison Arabe included two tagines – vegetables and a chicken tagine with preserved lemon slices and green olives, traditional Moroccan flatbread, as well as a cold zucchini salad, warm eggplant salad and dessert, Marrakech, Morocco

 

A local musician playing a traditional Moroccan stringed instrument at our luncheon from our cooking class at La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

A local musician playing a traditional Moroccan stringed instrument at our luncheon from our cooking class at La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

 

Woven tagine covers on display in the dining room at our luncheon from our cooking class at La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

Woven tagine covers on display in the dining room at our luncheon from our cooking class at La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

 

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Cook Local: Cooking School in Marrakech, Morocco

The kitchen at the Cooking School with stations for the chef instructor, the intrepid explorer and your blogger, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

The kitchen at the Cooking School with stations for the chef instructor, the intrepid explorer and your blogger, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

 

One of the highlights of our stay in Marrakech was our (the intrepid explorer and your blogger) participation in a private Moroccan cooking workshop (for two) at a local riad.  The professionally operated school is part of La Maison Arabe hotel and restaurant.  Our terrific teacher was Ayada, whose grandmother was a private chef to the founder of Marrakech’s famous and popular Jardin Marjorelle [see an upcoming blog post].  Ayada learned about food and cooking from an early age from her grandmother, as Ayada was raised at the Jardin Marjorelle.  Her professional cooking career includes being a former chef at the well-regarded restaurant of La Maison Arabe.

 

Fresh tomatoes, peppers and eggplants for our dishes at the Cooking School, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

Fresh tomatoes, peppers and eggplants for our dishes at the Cooking School, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

 

Our chef instructor, Ayada, deomonstrating the proper way to knead and shape the dough for traditional Moroccan flatbread, Cooking School, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

Our chef instructor, Ayada, demonstrating the proper way to knead and shape the dough for traditional Moroccan flatbread, Cooking School, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

 

Our hands-on class focused on the cooking of two tagines, the baking of traditional Moroccan flatbread, as well as a variety of salads and dessert.  Afterwards, we had the opportunity to move to a dining room, with a local musician playing, to enjoy the “fruits of our labors” for lunch [see our next blog post].

 

Traditional Moroccan flatbread dough on a baking sheet sprinkled with semolina flour, ready for baking in the oven, Cooking School, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

Traditional Moroccan flatbread dough on a baking sheet sprinkled with semolina flour, ready for baking in the oven, Cooking School, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

 

For a break, we enjoyed properly prepared fresh Moroccan mint tea, Cooking School, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

For a break, we enjoyed properly prepared fresh Moroccan mint tea, Cooking School, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

 

Ayada demonstrated the traditional Moroccan high pouring of mint tea, Cooking School, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

Ayada demonstrated the traditional Moroccan high pouring of mint tea, Cooking School, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

 

Vegetables being cut up for a tagine, Cooking School, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

Vegetables being cut up for a tagine, Cooking School, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

 

Traditional Moroccan flatbreads cooling after baking, Cooking School, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

Traditional Moroccan flatbreads cooling after baking, Cooking School, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

 

Raw chicken in a tagine with the sauce before cooking on the stove top (the preserved lemons and green olives were added toward the end in order to not be overcooked), Cooking School, La

Raw chicken in a tagine with the sauce before cooking on the stove top (the preserved lemons and green olives were added toward the end in order to not be overcooked), Cooking School, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

 

The six main spices used in our class- salt, paprika, cumin, black pepper, turmeric, and ginger; Cooking School, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

The six main spices used in our class: salt, paprika, cumin, black pepper, turmeric, and ginger; Cooking School, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

 

A cooked vegetable tagine with tomatoes, zucchini, potatoes, cauliflower, and green beans; Cooking School, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

A cooked vegetable tagine with tomatoes, zucchini, potatoes, cauliflower, and green beans; Cooking School, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

 

The chicken tagine cooking on the stove top, eggplant being cooked for a salad, and a cold zucchini salad – in progress at Cooking School, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

The chicken tagine cooking on the stove top, eggplant being cooked for a salad, and a cold zucchini salad – in progress at Cooking School, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

 

The finished chicken tagine with the preserved lemon slices and green olives, Cooking School, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

The finished chicken tagine with the preserved lemon slices and green olives, Cooking School, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

 

Plating our preparations for eating our lunch downstairs in the dining room- zucchini salad with a tomato rose, traditional Moroccan flatbread, preserved lemon chicken tagine, and the e

Plating our preparations for eating our lunch downstairs in the dining room: zucchini salad with a tomato rose, traditional Moroccan flatbread, preserved lemon chicken tagine, and the eggplant salad; Cooking School, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

 

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Portals in Marrakech, Morocco

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #1

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #1

 

“Moroccan architecture dates from 110 BCE [B.C.] with the massive pisé (mud brick) buildings.  The architecture has been influenced by Islamization during the Idrisid dynasty, Moorish exiles from Spain, and also by France who occupied Morocco in 1912.  Morocco is in Northern-Africa bordering the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.” – Wikipedia

 

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #2

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #2

 

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #3

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #3

 

“Design elements of Moroccan architecture also have a strong Islamic influence.  These include elaborate geometric patterns, ornamental Islamic calligraphy of Quranic verses, and colorful zellij (a ceramic-tile mosaic).  Open courtyards with lavish gardens can also be found at the center of most buildings: these were constructed as places of privacy and relaxation.” — www.journeybeyondtravel.com/morocco/architecture

 

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #4

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #4

 

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #5

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #5

 

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #6

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #6

 

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #7, on display at (and courtesy of) Khalid Fine Arts Gallery, Marrakech)

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #7, on display at (and courtesy of) Khalid Fine Arts Gallery, Marrakech)

 

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #8, on display at (and courtesy of) Khalid Fine Arts Gallery, Marrakech)

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #8, on display at (and courtesy of) Khalid Fine Arts Gallery, Marrakech)

 

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #9, on display at (and courtesy of) Khalid Fine Arts Gallery, Marrakech)

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #9, on display at (and courtesy of) Khalid Fine Arts Gallery, Marrakech)

 

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #10

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #10

 

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #11

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #11

 

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #12

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #12

 

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #13

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #13

 

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #14

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #14

 

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #15

Portals in Marrakech, Morocco, #15

 

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Shop Local: Souks in Marrakech, Morocco

Outdoor stalls selling fresh fruits and vegetables just outside on of the covered souks in Marrakech, Morocco

Outdoor stalls selling fresh fruits and vegetables just outside on of the covered souks in Marrakech, Morocco

 

Marrakesh’s souks — traditional North African markets catering for both the common daily needs of the locals and the tourist trade — are both covered and outdoors.  Over our few days in the city, we wandered (and shopped!) in several souks in the Medina and surrounding areas.  Here are a few of our favorite scenes.

 

Olives, spices, oils and other goods for sale, Marrakech, Morocco

Olives, spices, oils and other goods for sale, Marrakech, Morocco

 

Fresh bread being sold in a souk, Marrakech, Morocco

Fresh bread being sold in a souk, Marrakech, Morocco

 

We bought argan oil (local to Morocco) products and some spices at this upscale store in a souk in Marrakech, Morocco

We bought argan oil (local to Morocco) products and some spices at this upscale store in a souk in Marrakech, Morocco

 

A tailor working in a small shop selling women_s dresses, Marrakech, Morocco

A tailor working in a small shop selling women’s dresses, Marrakech, Morocco

 

A beautiful handmade locally-designed dress for sale in Marrakech, Morocco

A beautiful handmade locally-designed dress for sale in Marrakech, Morocco

 

A fairly large, custom hand-manufactured lock in the metal products section of a souk in Marrakech, Morocco

A fairly large, custom hand-manufactured lock in the metal products section of a souk in Marrakech, Morocco

 

A metal worker in a souk, Marrakech, Morocco

A metal worker in a souk, Marrakech, Morocco

 

Traditional Moroccan metal lamps (when hung with candles inside, “stars” are projected on the ceiling and walls of a darkened room) for sale in a souk, Marrakech, Morocco

Traditional Moroccan metal lamps (when hung with candles inside, “stars” are projected on the ceiling and walls of a darkened room) for sale in a souk, Marrakech, Morocco

 

Locally made pashminas, Marrakech, Morocco

Locally made pashminas, Marrakech, Morocco

 

Spice sellers negotiating with a customer in a souk, Marrakech, Morocco

Spice sellers negotiating with a customer in a souk, Marrakech, Morocco

 

Moroccan carpets for sale, along with household goods, Marrakech, Morocco

Moroccan carpets for sale, along with household goods, Marrakech, Morocco

We bought a number of different preparations of olives at this shop in a souk in Marrakech, Morocco

We bought a number of different preparations of olives at this shop in a souk in Marrakech, Morocco

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Palais Badii (El Badii Palace), Marrakech, Morocco

Palais Badii (El Badii Palace) – “the incomparable palace” -- Marrakech, Morocco, is a ruined palace that was commissioned by the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur of the Saadian dynasty some

Palais Badii (El Badii Palace) – “the incomparable palace” — Marrakech, Morocco, is a ruined palace that was commissioned by the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur of the Saadian dynasty sometime shortly after his accession in 1578

 

Palais Badii (El Badi Palace) “(Arabic:قصر البديع‎; meaning the incomparable palace) is a ruined palace located in Marrakesh, Morocco.  It was commissioned by the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur of the Saadian dynasty sometime shortly after his accession in 1578.  The palace’s construction was funded by a substantial ransom paid by the Portuguese after the Battle of the Three Kings.  The palace took fifteen years to build, with construction finally completed around 1593 and was a lavish display of the best craftmanship of the Saadian period.  Constructed using some of the most expensive materials of the time, including gold and onyz, the colonnades are said to be constructed from marble exchanged with Italian merchants for their equivalent weight in sugar.  The original building is thought to have consisted of 360 richly decorated rooms, a courtyard (135×110 m) and a central pool (90×20 m).  After the fall of the Saadians and the rise of the Alaouite dynasty, the palace entered a period of rapid decline.  Sultan Ismail Ibn Sharif stripped the building of its contents, building materials and decorations, to be used in the construction of his new palace in his new capital at Meknes.” – Wikipedia

The most unusual architectural and landscape design at Palais Badii (El Badi Palace) is that the four square courtyards in the center of the palace are lower than the walkways and are planted with orange trees so that the top of the trees is at the shoe level of visitors walking around the palace (see photographs, below).

 

Palais Badii (El Badii Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #2; note the High Atlas Mountains, to the south, visible in the background

Palais Badii (El Badii Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #2; note the High Atlas Mountains, to the south, visible in the background

 

Palais Badii (El Badii Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #3; the orange trees were full of fruit

Palais Badii (El Badii Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #3; the orange trees were full of fruit

 

Palais Badii (El Badii Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #4

Palais Badii (El Badii Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #4

 

Palais Badii (El Badii Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #5

Palais Badii (El Badii Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #5

 

Palais Badii (El Badii Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #6 – while all the marble and carved decorations of the palace were removed years later, these mosaic floors remain

Palais Badii (El Badii Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #6 – while all the marble and carved decorations of the palace were removed years later, these mosaic floors remain

 

Palais Badii (El Badii Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #7 – a view of the city from the top of the palace

Palais Badii (El Badii Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #7 – a view of the city from the top of the palace

 

Palais Badii (El Badii Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #8 -- a view of the city from the top of the palace

Palais Badii (El Badii Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #8 — a view of the city from the top of the palace

 

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Palais Bahia (Bahia Palace), Marrakech, Morocco

Palais Bahia (Bahia Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #1

PaPalais Bahia (Bahia Palace) is a palace and a set of gardens in Marrakesh, Morocco, built in the late 19th century and intended to be the greatest palace of its time; the name means “brilliance”

 

”Imagine what you could build with Morocco’s top artisans at your service for 14 years, and here you have it.  The salons of both the petit riad and grand riad host intricate marquetry and zouak (painted wood) ceilings while the vast grand courtyard, trimmed in jaunty blue and yellow, leads to the Room of Honour, with a spectacular cedar ceiling.  The harem offers up yet more dazzling interiors with original woven-silk panels, stained glass windows and rose-bouquet painted ceilings.  The floor-to-ceiling decoration here was begun by Grand Vizier Si Moussa in the 1860s and embellished from 1894 to 1900 by slave-turned-vizier Abu ‘Bou’ Ahmed.  In 1908 the palace’s beguiling charms attracted warlord Pasha Glaoui, who claimed it as a suitable venue to entertain French guests.  They, in turn, were so impressed that they booted out their host in 1911, installing the protectorate’s resident-general in his place.  Though today only a portion of the palace’s eight hectares and 150 rooms is open to the public, there’s still plenty of ornamental frippery on show.  While admiring the tranquil grand courtyard with its floor laid in white Carrara marble, remember this is where people waited in the sun for hours to beg for Bou Ahmed’s mercy.  Bou Ahmed’s four wives and 24 concubines all lived in the lavish interiors of the harem’s small salons.” — http://www.lonelyplanet.com

 

Palais Bahia (Bahia Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #2

Palais Bahia (Bahia Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #2

 

Palais Bahia (Bahia Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #3

Palais Bahia (Bahia Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #3

 

Palais Bahia (Bahia Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #4

Palais Bahia (Bahia Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #4

 

Palais Bahia (Bahia Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #5

Palais Bahia (Bahia Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #5

 

Palais Bahia (Bahia Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #6

Palais Bahia (Bahia Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #6

 

Palais Bahia (Bahia Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #7

Palais Bahia (Bahia Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #7

 

Palais Bahia (Bahia Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #8

Palais Bahia (Bahia Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #8

 

Palais Bahia (Bahia Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #9

Palais Bahia (Bahia Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #9

 

Palais Bahia (Bahia Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #10 – quite unusual in a Moorish-design palace- a Mogen David (Star of David – the “Jewish star”)

Palais Bahia (Bahia Palace), Marrakech, Morocco, #10 – quite unusual in a Moorish-design palace: a Mogen David (Star of David – the “Jewish star”)

 

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