Through Jade's Eyes

This blog is about the fictional character, Jade del Cameron (www.suzannearruda.com), and the historical time period in which she lives.

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I'm the author of the Jade del Cameron historical mystery series set in 1920's Africa. Lots of action, intrigue, mystery and a dash of romance. Follow me at www.twitter.com/SuzanneArruda *The audio link (view complete profile) is an interview by Baron Ron Herron (9/17/2009, Santa Barbara {CA} News-Press Radio, KZSB, AM 1290

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

MARRAKECH: THE RIADS: PART 1

A riad is a Moroccan townhouse. It’s built around an ornamental garden which provides light, fresh air, beauty, and cool quiet to the rooms around it. Remember that the beauty of a Moroccan house lies within, not without. Exterior ornamentation has little importance. And so the beautiful and palatial town houses might have ornamental doors or they might be hidden behind a very innocuous door.

Some of the most sumptuous riads in Marrakech were the Zitoun riads, situated to the south of the souks and the Jemaâ-el-Fna. It is through these narrow, rather plain looking streets that Jade passed in search of her mother in her 1920 adventure, The Serpent’s Daughter.


But what lay on the other side of the door were hidden secrets, which would not even be revealed when the door was first opened.




NEXT WEEK: INSIDE THE RIADS

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Erin Perry said...

I have just discovered your blog - I went back to the beginning and read every post. So interesting, and wonderful pictures and information. I have always been fascinated by Morocco. You definitely have a new fan!
Erin in Morro Bay

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