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Djemaa el-Fna or Jamaa el Fna is a square and market place in Marrakesh’s medina quarter (old city). The place remains the main square of Marrakesh, used by locals and tourists. During the day it is predominantly occupied by orange juice stalls, youths with chained Barbary apes, water sellers in colourful costumes with traditional leather water-bags and brass cups, snake charmers. magicians, and peddlers of traditional medicines. The square is edged along one side by the Marrakesh souk, a traditional North African market catering both for the common daily needs of the locals, and for the tourist trade. On other sides are hotels and gardens and cafe terraces offering an escape from the noise and confusion of the square.
Djemaa el-Fna square, Marrakesh, Morocco, Africa
Nikon D200, Nikkor 18-200 mm, 1/450 sec at f/ 8, ISO 400
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