Bahia Palace

Built in the 1890’s by a powerful grand vizier, the Bahia Palace in Marrakech isn’t particularly large, but its interior decoration of zellij tiling, stucco plaster-work and carved/painted cedar-wood is nevertheless beautiful. It’s not difficult to see why the Riad style complex of interconnecting courtyards, private rooms and passageways stirred such feelings of jealousy in Abdel Aziz, the ruling sultan, that he had the palace stripped and looted upon the death of the grand vizier.

© Mark Simms Photography (2015)

17 Responses to “Bahia Palace”

  1. Sreejith Nair

    An incredible place indeed…

    Brilliant use of DOF made these images look even better 🙂

    Thanks a lot for sharing, Mark 🙂

  2. Jane Lurie

    Love the details shots you’ve captured, Mark. Excellent DOF (as Sreejith said) and compositional choices.

  3. Vicki

    Great images and I must say, this place looks like its well worth visiting.

  4. dyule2014

    November 21, 2015 Bahia Palace looks like a wonderful place very well built and designed.

  5. mikeosbornphoto

    A great deal of colourful material here for getting close up and exercising that fine focus and careful depth, Mark.


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