Color Me Blue, Majorelle Blue, in Marrakech

Lush. Cool. Blue. It the middle of Marrakech’s torrid heat and swirling chaos is a place best described as an oasis by those three short words above. The¬†Jardin Majorelle, or Majorelle Garden, was built as the private residence of painter Jacques Majorelle in the early 1920’s in a beautiful mix of Art Deco, Cubist and…

Jemaa el-Fna Square, Marrakech

One of the best and worst parts of Marrakech is Jemaa el-Fna square, right at the very center of the city. It’s chaotic and crazy. In the daytime it’s practically a barren wasteland of wide open space with only the juice stands and herb sellers to keep you company. But come late afternoon, the carts…

The Cats of Morocco

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time you know that I’m a cat person, as are the people with whom I travel (David, my mother, even our friends). So it’s no surprise that in Morocco, I took photos of cats everywhere. I miss my kitties when I travel and I’m a…

On Being Conflicted; Morocco

“Morocco is like a tree nourished by roots deep in the soils of Africa which breathes through foliage rustling to the winds of Europe.” King Hassam II of Morocco Morocco. Just the name evokes images of exotic markets filled with fragrant spices, vast dunes of the Sahara, camels, snake charmers and monkey wranglers, cous cous…