Monday, 26 July 2010

Majorelle Gardens

When we were in Marrakech in April, we visited the beautiful Majorelle Gardens, which were created in the 1920s by the artist Jacques Majorelle, when Marrakech was a French protectorate. The gardens have been owned by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge since 1980, and when Yves Saint Laurent died a memorial was created there for him.

The cobalt blue which is used throughout the gardens is also known as Majorelle blue. There's a wonderful collection of succulents.

YSL at work.
(last image via tumblr)

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