jemaa el-fnaa

This was shot overlooking the Jemaa el-Fnaa market in Marrakech just after sunset, towards Cafe Argana and the covered souq. The market has been in continuous operation for hundreds of years. Everything is on offer here – spices, orange juice (lots and lots of orange juice), pottery, brass lanterns, mass quantities of snails in bags, tea glasses in every shade of the rainbow for sipping Moroccan mint tea, produce, brightly colored leather slippers, and so much more. At night the square fills with street entertainers vying for tourists’ attention — snake charmers, drag belly-dancers, oral story tellers, soothsayers, and even a guy with a chicken AND a pigeon on his head.

May 2014