Monday, December 15, 2008

Bahia Palace

One of the cool things about spending so much time in Marrakech is that there is an endless supply of fascinating and beautiful things to see. Every so often, Brahim will come up to me and say, "Do you want to go to (fill in the blank with any number of fascinating and fabulous sites in the city)?" That's how we ended up at the Bahia Palace.


My Lonely Planet Morocco book says that the Palace was originally owned by two grand viziers. To be honest, I didn't really pay much attention to any of the historical details while I was at the palace. I was too busy looking at the stunning details. Like the magnificent ceilings.


And the plaster carvings.


Everything inside was dimly lit by overhead lights. It kind of gave the whole place an intriguing ambience.


This is possibly the world's most weak sauce photo, but it illustrates that there were several courtyards in the palace. Each courtyard was surrounded by a series of rooms.


This courtyard had a fountain!!!


Brahim wanted his picture taken with the fountain. I'm not sure if this is what he was expecting...

Bahia Palace, another one of the beautiful places brought to you by Marrakech.


Missy said...

There is so much detail put into the walls and even the floors! How beautiful!

JEM said...

This is gorgeous. And your photos are never weak sauce.