The Blue of Jardin Majorelle in Marrakesh

by Bernardo Ricci Armani July 22, 2015 2 comments
The Blue of Jardin Majorelle in Marrakesh

Marrakesh (Morocco). If someone one day will ask me “where was the bluest blue you have ever seen in your life?”, the answer can be only one: “It was in Marrakesh, at the Jardin Majorelle”.

Jardin Majorel is a popular attraction in Marrakesh: every day many people visit it and enjoy its quietness, finding here – among cactus and birds – the perfect refugee from the hot, overcrowded and dusty souk in the central city’s Medina.

However, what most probably captures people’s attention is the dominant ultramarine, cobalt blue used to color every structure in the garden: small buildings, railings, fountains etc. This large use of blue, in my opinion, contributes to give the above mentioned sense of calm and freshness and I found its intensity quite impressive. Let me say: it was an experience not only for my eyes, but also for my soul.

According to Ayurvedic Medicine, “Chromotherapy” (or “Color Therapy”) is believed to be able to use light in the form of color to balance “energy” lacking from a person’s body, whether it be on physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental levels; and the color “Blue” is known as able to give “physical and spiritual communication”. It could make sense…

However, you can believe or not to Ayurveda and its theories, it does not matter: Jardin Majorelle is a must-see in Marrakesh and it deserves a long, calm visit.

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Manuela July 22, 2015 - 2:11 pm

È bello il blu di marrakrch ma ti consiglia di ammirare l’azzurro delle moschee di Esfahan in iran. La’ si raggiunge il sublime !

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Bernardo July 22, 2015 - 2:15 pm

Grazie mille del consiglio! Ammetto che l’Iran è da tanto tempo in cima alla mia lista di posti da visitare, e proprio su Esfahan ho visto delle foto meravigliose. Terrò presente! Grazie ancora.

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