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Djemaa el Fna Square
2010 Tomasz Dziubinski

Djemaa el Fna Square

Marrakesh, Morocco

Djemaa el Fna is a square and market place in Marrakesh's medina quarter (old city).
The Cultural Space of Jemaa el-Fna Square has been proclaimed a Masterpiece and included into UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

The place remains the main square of Marrakesh, used equally 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, and snake charmers who will pose for photographs for tourists. As the day progresses the entertainments on offer change: the snake charmers depart, and in the afternoon and evening the square becomes more crowded, with Chleuh dancing-boys (it would be against custom for girls to provide such an entertainment), story-tellers (telling their tales in Berber or Arabic, to an audience of appreciative locals), magicians, and peddlers of traditional medicines. As dark descends the square fills with dozens of food-stalls, and the crowds are at their height.
Steam rises from food stalls.

Nikon D3S ,AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G
1/125s f/2.8 at 85.0mm iso3200 full exif

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Aivar Mikko29-Nov-2011 18:29
Excellent street catch, with nice light!
Pat nighswander28-Nov-2011 16:06
What a beautiful piece. Excellent shot.
Arthur Lebacq27-Nov-2011 08:08
A great candid....beautiful shot....excellent work....VV.
Waleed13-Sep-2011 08:39
excellent capture
carol j. phipps05-Jan-2011 02:45
Wonderful street photography!
Graeme03-Dec-2010 12:17
Amazing street candid Tomasz.BV
Betty Vlasiu02-Dec-2010 07:04
Very well captured. Beautiful colors. 
Paco López02-Dec-2010 05:25
Excellent timing and shot! V!
marie-jose wolff01-Dec-2010 21:49
Great street candid! V
Marina Arimany01-Dec-2010 20:54
Two worlds. Excellent
Nestor01-Dec-2010 20:52
Nice candid image, with lovely light .
An image that tells a bit of a story between the man and woman.
Jim Coffman01-Dec-2010 19:24
J. Scott Coile01-Dec-2010 19:20
Super interaction.
Walter O. Koenig01-Dec-2010 18:51
Great candid. Very clear and sharp. "V"
Patricia Kay01-Dec-2010 18:50
Fabulous street scene Tomasz...sounds an interesting place to spend the day...BV
Blandine Mangin01-Dec-2010 18:03
very beautiful street scene ! v
janescottcumming01-Dec-2010 17:33
Wonderful capture between two such different people! Very fine work. ~V~
Tom Munson01-Dec-2010 17:25
Fantastic candid! Great work!
zyziza01-Dec-2010 16:57
Great street scene!
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad01-Dec-2010 14:46
An exceptional street candid. Voted
carabias01-Dec-2010 12:33
Plaza is unique in the world. Excellent shot. V
CM Kwan01-Dec-2010 11:43
Excellent capture, Tomasz! Thanks for the information about that area. V
Milan Vogrin01-Dec-2010 10:51
Great shot!V!
marko gregoric01-Dec-2010 10:30
Fantastic street shot. V.
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