Monday, September 30, 2013

Ben Youssef Madrasa

It was 45 degrees Celsius when we entered the Ben Youssef Madrasa.  Like many other tourist we sat on the cool tiles beneath the enormous arches in a vain attempt to escape the oppressive humidity.  The vastness of the pool centred patio seemed to absorb all noise. Silence prevailed.  Slowly the height of the walls, the intricate designs and  infinite blue sky overhead replaced our exhaustion and we wondered how we came to be sitting on the floor of a Marrakechi religious college originally built over 900 years ago.

4 comments:

  1. What an amazing architecture, I'm sure it was an unforgettable exerience visiting this place! ;-)

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  2. It looks very much like "the Alhambra" in Granada (South of Spain). If you happen to go to Andalucia - Spain, Granada and Sevilla are must see cities! With plenty of tapas to be had.

    Nice to read about your trip in Morocco. Nice colourful photos.

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  3. I understand. Some places just fill you with wonder.
    :)

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