A place beyond time
Photography by Chris Colls
‘In Morocco, never be surprised…’ or so the proverb goes. Fitting then, that Amanjena finds home in a dense forest of over 100,000 palms that legend tells was created from seeds cast off by Arab warriors in the 11th century. Just outside the fabled Red City, the aptly named site of Palmeraie appears as if in the middle of nowhere. An unexpected oasis in the lunar desert landscape that surrounds.
Through this wash of towering palms, a Moorish inspired palace emerges - Amanjena - where photographer Chris Colls and his partner and muse, Alexandra Agoston continue their journey across the Aman globe. A place of wonder, they capture its every nuance - its pisé-de-terre walls, decorative arches and ceilings with endless voids – painting a picture of life in a sultan’s palace.