Thursday, 29 May 2008

Menara Garden

On the way back from collecting my suitcase from the airport, my very helpful taxi driver suggested that I check out the Menara garden, as somewhere quite with some shade if it was getting too hot for me. Given that the markets in Marrakech are supposed to be better in the mornings I decided to take his advice and walk the short(ish) distance to the garden.

It is strange being somewhere so warm and desert like as there is virtually no sign of grass anywhere. The city is covered with plants but there is no grass in the gardens and no grass verges. I guess it is because watering grass would be so much more time consuming and expensive that watering large shrubs and trees as needed.

Anyway the lack of grass makes the gardens look strange, but it was still very pleasant to walk around away from the traffic, seeing camels and large oranges growing on trees everywhere you looked.
30 May 2008 at 13:13 , L'homme bizarre avec la barbe grise said...

I like the idea of camels growing on trees!

30 May 2008 at 15:23 , Mark said...

hmm, something tells me I'm missing a comma somewhere!

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