Sunday, January 23, 2011

Marrakesh - El Bahia Palace

The Royal Palace reflects 19th century wealth.  Built in two periods by a father and a son, the El Bahia Palace is an irregular rectangle.  The internal gardens are lush - we saw banana, lemon, and orange trees.  The fountains and flowers were intoxicating - jasmine, bougainvillea, cypress, and poinsettias.  The tile work is astonishing and the jeweled glass work delightful.
Banana Tree
Poinsettia trees!
Fountains in the inner courtyard
Jeweled glass in the windows
Reflections on the walls from the glass windows

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