Sunday, December 14, 2014

Jamaa el-Fna

The main square of Marrakesh, tucked into the maze of its nearly thousand year old medina. A feast for the senses, crowded and chaotic and overwhelming. By day, home to orange juice stalls, snake charmers, storytellers, monkeys on leashes, musicians, men selling leather, lanterns, lotions and potions. As night falls, host to dozens of food stalls, air thick with smoke, narrow lanes a frenzy of families and couples and cooks.

Declared a "World Heritage Masterpiece" by UNESCO in 2001. A must-see spot to soak in the character of this country. We visited just about daily while in Marrakesh, to people watch and 'window' shop and catch a glimpse of something that we were too distracted to notice the day before. It's utter mayhem, complete craziness, and so very Moroccan.

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