Location: Marrakech, Morocco
An adventure searching for the perfect derelict Riad, through the constuction itself, to the end result (insha'Allah!)

Saturday, 7 April 2012

April, and spring comes to Riad Romm'an

With the arrival of April, its warming up in Marrakech with temperatures reaching 30 C! At the moment there's so much going on at Riad Romm'an its difficult to keep up.

On the roof, the terrace walls are being smooth plastered and it's starting to look much sharper.  With the nice weather, its good to see that hats have made a comeback on site, albeit still not of the hard variety.  You've gotta love the Moroccan Insha'Allah attitude!

The traditional (and obligatory) feature of decorative roof tiles surrounding the roof terrace are now installed.  Apparently, these roof tiles are an oriental feature and the colour green has been associated with Islam for many centuries.  Green was used by Muhammad's tribe on their flags and according to Muslims the colour symbolises nature and life.

With it being April and spring being in the air, it seems appropriate that we are thinking about green, nature and life.  This reminds me of this lovely idyllic scene I shot in the utterly marvellous gardens of the Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakech (below).

1 comment:

  1. ''Green' with envy! I'd love to be in Marrakech.
    Spring is definately in the air & all's well when people remember to wear 'Protective' head gear!
    Happy Easter & happy building from the Palace