Purple Travel

[April 16 2015]

A visit to the Jardin Majorelle, Marrakesh

We got lost before we arrived in Morocco. High walls impossible to see above, narrow streets that look alike, no signal, and false directions. Jardin Majorelle is the exception, an ultramarine blue (known as Majorelle blue), yellow, and green concrete labyrinth in Marrakesh. One is easily seduced by this tranquil oasis where colors used by Matisse are mixed with those of nature. In the miniature green jungle a column is rising and the sign reads: Yves Saint Laurent memorial. Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé restored the beautiful botanical garden by respecting the vision of its creator French artist Jacques Majorelle. A pearl in the city.

Text and photo Sasa Stucin

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