Sweet Is The Shade

Didi Bingham

Joined September 2007

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Marrakech, Morocco. 2007.

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Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
f/29, 1/25s, ISO 400

“Sweet is the shade below your silent tree”
-William Barnes

A man taking respite from the desperately hot sun, outside a mosque in Marrakech. It was the one small spot of shade in the otherwise burning hot courtyard.

Summer days in Morocco were getting up to 40+ degrees Celsius. The long loose robes worn by the locals help to keep the sun off as well as keep one cool.

Marrakech known as the “Red City”, is the most important former imperial city in Morocco’s history. The city of Marrakesh is the capital of the mid-southwestern economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.

Like many North African cities, the city of Marrakesh comprises both an old fortified city (the médina) and an adjacent modern city (called Gueliz) for a total population of 1,070,000.

Marrakech has the largest traditional market (souk) in Morocco and also has one of the busiest squares in Africa and the world, Djemaa el Fna. The square bustles with acrobats, story-tellers, water sellers, dancers and musicians. By night food stalls open in the square turning it into a huge busy open-air restaurant. (care of Wikipedia)

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