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Monthly Archives: February, 2011

Marrakech gardens old & new

My previous post featured a 19th century Moroccan palace of small rooms and many courtyards, with intricate patterned surfaces, scented plants, trickling fountains and a sense of intimate ease. This … Continue reading

February 25, 2011 · 16 Comments

Gardens of paradise

In Marrakech, gardens are havens of peace, a refuge from the noise, toil and heat of the city. Enclosed, geometric, with cool splashing water and fragrant blossoms, they have long … Continue reading

February 22, 2011 · 15 Comments

Moroccan patterns

We spent the past week in Marrakech. It was my first taste of North Africa; I had expected the earthy smells and colours, the noise, the warmth of the February … Continue reading

February 20, 2011 · 9 Comments

Happy Valentine’s day from Paris

February 14, 2011 · 3 Comments

The essence of gardens

Sometimes the most poignant qualities of a site come not from what is actually there, but from what is connected to it, through time and space, by our recollections and … Continue reading

February 10, 2011 · 15 Comments

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