Blue on white background,  black nails decorated doors with an ochre frame, windows with louvers or moucharabiehs. Every street displays this same harmony of colors.

From modest entrances to that of palaces, doors are often decorated, painted in blue and decorated with nails.

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Composed of wooden parts, geometrically assembled, moucharabiehs protect windows and balconies from the sun and the strong heat of summer. The moucharabieh is built around windows or balconies in the Arabic  or Southern European buldings and allows ventilating the room it decorates.

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Courts, patios and gardens are hiding behind the white walls of these cubic houses, they used to be  reserved to the quiet enjoyment of the notables who lived in these palaces.

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Many patios and passageways allow moving between rooms. These are decorated with ceramic tiles along geometrical patterns.

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