I liked the blue grey doorway with a silhouetted tourist contrasting against the cream tones within the museum and the intricate Islamic tile art work.
'The Museum of Marrakech is a museum in the old center of Marrakech, Morocco.
The museum is housed in the Dar Menebhi Palace, built at the end of the 19th century by Mehdi Menebhi. The palace was carefully restored by the Omar Benjelloun Foundation and converted into a museum in 1997. The house itself represents an example of classical Andalusian architecture, with fountains in the central courtyard, traditional seating areas, a hammam and intricate tilework and carvings. The museum's large atrium (originally a courtyard, now covered in glass and fabric) contains a very large centrally hung chandelier-esque ceiling piece consisting of metal plates decorated with fine geometric and epigraphic cuttings. Several features of the original courtyard, including the floor-set basins and mosaics have been retained.
The museum holds exhibits of both modern and traditional Moroccan art together with fine examples of historical books, coins and pottery of Moroccan Jewish, Berber and Arab cultures.'
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Kamilutka (8103) 2014-03-22 14:03
the photo which stands out of the crowd. I like how you used the columns to create interesting perspective on the right hand side and how the details of their pattern are continued on the floor. Very good depth enhanced by the darker corridor. Nice idea to capture single person in the door to add some human element.
Thanks for sharing
pierrefonds (58810) 2014-03-22 15:44
The length of the room of the museum is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of this area of the museum. The good luminosity is bringing out the colours. Have a nice day.
lousat (79962) 2014-03-22 16:02
Hi Chris,i been there 2 times and this place is a great mine for the photographers looking for something to original.And in effect your pic is truly original and beautiful,a great perspective and cut and fantastic details everywhere,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
ACL1978 (7511) 2014-03-22 19:07
Beautifully conceived and executed shot, Chris - the tiled patterns, the tonal shifts between hallways, and the guiding lines leading to the woman are all wonderful. Really nicely laid out here, thanks.
batalay (36151) 2014-03-22 21:30
The geometric tiling, the colors and the silhouette of the visitor in the doorway contribute toward a first rate photo. One of my most brilliant theoretical physics students hailed from Marrakech. I would love to visit the historic city. Thank you also for the informative note.
emka (82718) 2014-03-22 23:13
Wonderful Islamic tiles. I like these rhombi patterns in nice brown beige tons. The silhouette of the woman in the door looks a bit mysterious. Splendid depth, excellent composition.
WArm regrads MAlgo
Antipodean (1658) 2014-03-22 23:33
Kia ora Chris, (greetings from New Zealand),
Nicely composed photo taken from an excellent point of view to capture many of the important elements of Moorish architecture. Cheers, Neil
fabbs99 (16803) 2014-03-22 23:51
Remarkable shot of the Marrakech Museum.Nice colors and good sharpness.TFS.
jurek1951 (42190) 2014-03-22 23:54
a splendid photo of this beautiful interior, the composition is very nice, great clarity and details,
jjcordier (77870) 2014-03-23 0:45
Excellente photo, graphique, bien cadrée et composée, de ce musée de Marrakech.
ikeharel (60485) 2014-03-23 1:47
Good morning Chris,
Marvelous indoor's shot of the mosaic-art culumns and floor, same pattern and colors.
Fine DOF through the unique-details arch door, the lady who stood there gave scale and light to the image.
Fine taken photo, light managed superbly.
Nicou (126448) 2014-03-23 2:10
Quel cadrage et compo sueprbe vue avec cette perspective sur ces colonnes et le personnage cette mosaïque sueprbe image.
Bravo et amitié
timecapturer (49288) 2014-03-23 3:14
lots to look at in this shot. A perfectly chosen POV and excellent DOF make this both mesmerising and effective. Amazing detail and symmetry.
Enjoy your Sunday - B.
snunney (87420) 2014-03-23 3:59
A fine perspective along these intricately decorated columns. These together with the patterns on the floor lead us toward the person standing in the shadow of the doorway, who brings a sense of mystery to the scene. Very well exposed with excellent colours and detail.
Silvio1953 (127002) 2014-03-23 4:56
Ciao Chis, great perspective on fantastic interior, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
rbassin (19197) 2014-03-23 4:59
une bonne composition, j'aime bien le point de vue avec les colonnes en enfilade.
Belles couleurs, bon graphisme.
cornejo (34088) 2014-03-23 5:49
Hi Chris, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition in the beautiful courtyard of the museum, beautifully captured in this interesting and nice picture with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
PaulVDV (23417) 2014-03-23 12:03
Very beautiful presentation of one of the rooms of the Dar Menebhi Palace.
Best regards, Paul
Graal (99174) 2014-03-23 12:51
beautiful interior here. I like the pattern on columns and floor. Good vertical composition. Very well done photo.
Have a nice evening.
P.S. I wait on your portrait in intro.
baclama (18279) 2014-03-23 13:05
tres belle perspective avec des couleurs tres sympas!
danos (88923) 2014-03-24 1:39
very nice the view of the interior of the Museum of Marrakech,with the
tilework to creates a perfect optical effect.I like the creative perspective as the excellent light and colour amangement of the scene.
nikkitta (15824) 2014-03-24 15:55
You care about perspective and here is an impressive example of a well chosen one, the round columns lead the way to the back and there to add deepness, is the bluish aisle with the entering tourist
Like repeated desing of the tiles on walls and floor
dip (23766) 2014-03-25 22:50
the chosen point of view gives depth and perspective in picture,the details are really interesting and beautiful!
Thanks for sharing,
delpeoples (54189) 2014-03-30 3:06
I love these Moorish designs. They are absolutely amazing and you have captured them in a most original and striking way. Excellent choice the vertical frame, great management of the light and stunning tight frame.
Warmest wishes, have a great Sunday
mcmtanyel (15011) 2014-03-30 18:07
The thumbnail for this is very attractive and the full size delivers what the TN promises.
May I suggest a sepia version of this as a derivative work?
PS - I am slowly working through my Istanbul photos. When I get to the day I met you, may I upload a photo I took of you in the WS?