Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

Les Jardins Majorelle in Marrakech were once owned by Yves St Laurent and his ashes are scattered there. The garden was designed by Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s and 30s and his father, the artist  Louis’s name is given to the bright  colour of Majorelle Blue. In the heart of the city, it is open to the public and it’s wonderful to arrive by Caleche. The cobalt blue is everywhere around the twelve acre garden and the day I visited the sky was a close match.

 

These photos are part of the Weekly Photo Challenge here, http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/weekly-photo-challenge-blue/

 

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49 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue”

  1. Great photos of such a wondeful blue. I think I like the one with the tree shadows the best. It is just the way that the patterns work with the colour. Quite spectacular, and very cooling.
    Kate

  2. Oh wow! Beautiful, artistic, with calming effect. The second picture shows a very interesting pattern that draws you into it. Wonderful photos with a fascinating history. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Wow, you can’t get much more blue than that! It really does look as though someone painted the sky to match everything else doesn’t it? I was thinking — especially as I looked at the pic with the huge yellow vase — of the facts I learned about color, especially as it pertains to book covers. I learned that studies have proven the one color that draws the most powerful positive reaction and response from human beings is blue. The color second to that is yellow. And when those two colors are used together, the positive response is multiplied several times.

    These are great to just sit and gaze at. Thanks, Gilly.

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