I love the colour of this blue door even if it is roughly painted and a little worn. The bright colour of the half open blue door makes the eye wander over the curve of the arch and appreciate it all the more.
I had just passed the blue door in the image above when I came across this vividly painted yellow and blue window that reminded me of the fabulous colours of the Majorelle gardens back in Marrakech. Superimposing my Porte Ouvrant pendant, I am amused by the exotic play of shapes in the image that seems wonderfully Arabic in its exuberance.
A myriad of patterns in this great stone doorway with its carved 'stack of mountains' on each side creates a visual feast. The metal studs on the wooden panels outline a smaller, more traditional Arab door within two other frames to make it feel like a tunnel of openings.
The door is so important in the Arab world - the defining moment between the private, home life and the world out in the street. It was only after many trips to Morocco that I began to understand why I was so intrigued by doors in my note-books and why a jewel, inspired by them, was so essential to the Maroc Collection.