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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  1. Gorgeous photos I love the photograph with the big yellow pot and the striking contrast with the blue walls (and purplish blue plant).

  2. Northern Narratives May 14, 2012 — 7:49 pm

    A lovely place.

  3. What a gorgeous color – and you’re so right about the matching sky. :)

  4. Very blue! Nice choice for blue challenge.


  5. Hi,
    Very nice photos, I think the foliage look great up against the blue.

  6. Quite beautiful! So vibrant.

  7. Love the intense blues Gilly! Beautiful! Morocco is just the place for a blue challenge!

  8. Morocco is perfect for blue!

  9. Ohhh what a nice cobalt blue :) Love it!

  10. I adore cobalt blue. Fantabulous.

  11. Wow, that is a nice shade of blue, too. Good choice for the challenge, Gilly! :)

  12. I really like these photos … the last one in particular :)

  13. 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.

  14. just divine, such a radiant blue!

  15. Great shot, love the second picture the most.

  16. I now want to go out and paint my house blue…these images are really great Gilly…from the first to the last

  17. Beautiful… I love blue walls and especially the second picture with the gold niche!!

  18. 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.

  19. Fantastic colours, the beautiful place. I am greeting

  20. I love the vivid color…makes my flat look so plain.

  21. Lovely and great job. :)

  22. we saw this garden actually in German TV …

  23. 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.

  24. Fantastic popping blues too… Love them all! Glad I found it as I landed on a different page. :-)

  25. Beautiful pictures Gilly. Wonderful place. :)

  26. It is an amazing place isn’t it. I loved it there, yet right outside it was pretty squalid.

  27. Stunning images, Gilly! ;-)

  28. Beautiful blues! The ornate design is lovely!

  29. Exquisite blues – I would imagine the atmosphere was as calm as the blue color.
    Beautiful entry ….

  30. I loved coming back here – via, via. I remembered this one and loved it then as much as I love it now Gilly

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