Five minutes of inspiration
A great way to get inspired about Marrakech and all it has to offer is to look at the wealth of wonderful photography available on the web. We recently stumbled upon this page which highlights just a few of the amazing things that you can see, buy, touch and photograph in Morocco:
And, if we feel like stepping back in time, we turn to British Pathe and their amazing wealth of old films shot in Morocco. We watched this one this week and particularly liked the stirring music!
Any designer/traveller/photographer/artist worth their salt has a soft-spot for Marrakech. Over the years artistic people have flocked to the city drawn like moths to a flame for its colours, scenery, landscapes and people. The city is a hive of inspiration and creativity.
So, it’s no wonder that Pinterest, the photo pin-board website has hundreds of boards where people have put up (or ‘pinned’) their favourite pictures of the city.
From hotels to fashion designers, travellers to musicians, there are photos to inspire even the most jaded traveller. Some of the best ones are those curated by interior designers, who naturally have a flair.
Here is just a handful of some of our favourites – and ones which we follow.
http://www.pinterest.com/riadlinda/ – owned by Linda Lyons who runs a beautiful riad in the Marrakech medina.
http://www.pinterest.com/magicmarrakech/ – ‘magic is something you make’ a statement we agree with!
http://www.pinterest.com/beyondmarrakech/ – ‘Twirling the souks of Marrakech, sourcing vintage Moroccan carpets and wedding blankets. Building guesthouse Dar Zohra in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.’
http://www.pinterest.com/LaMamouniaHotel/ – needs no introduction, keep up with their board to see regular pictures of the bold and the beautiful in the city’s most famous hotel.
Videos on Marrakesh
In the mood for Marrakech but not visiting just yet? Satisfy your curiosity here, with these transporting videos! A quick watch of these and you’ll be booking your airline ticket in no time. Also, remember our opening introductory offer: 25% off for stays of 3 nights or more if bookings are made in April or May.
Best of Marrakech, Morocco – A Travel Video by GeoBeats – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ4iSELqePE
A Tourist’s Guide to Marrakech, Morocco from www.theredquest.com – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jAkpM3wQ9w
National Geographic in Marrakech – http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/morocco_marrakesh
GoogleGlass goes to Marrakech – http://www.vistabee.com/en/blog/2014/04/18/travel-through-eyes-google-gass-marrakech/