As the ruling dynasty in Morocco for much of the 16th and 17th centuries, the Saadians were noted for their extravagant tastes. Their tombs in Marrakesh, which were only re-discovered in the 1920’s, are testament to this fact with plenty of ornate decoration: carved cedar, stucco work and colourful mosaic tiling.
© Mark Simms Photography (2015)
8 Responses to “Saadian Tombs”
Great series, Mark. I love the monochrome image- the light and varying shapes really make a great composition.
Thanks….to be honest the artificial lighting wasn’t pretty casting some horrible colours, so black and white was the way to go 😊
I visited these tombs in 2009. You’ve captured them wondrously! Thank you for the trip down memory lane.
Thanks Chloe…I’m glad they bought back some lovely memories 😊
Nicely captured… My shots pale in comparison…
Belles photos d’un site que j’ai visité il y a quelques années avant de m’échapper vers le sud marocain…
November 18,2015 Beautiful photo’s selection Mark Simms