Marrakech, Morocco - Day 2

Saturday, April 25, 2009

A few images from our second day and night in Marrakech.

Djeema el Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
The evening spectacle that is the Djeema el Fna, the large square just south of the Souqs that Marrakech is famous for. In the evenings, dozens of street restaurants are set up in the square, and men try to lure you into eating at their stall. Locals gather in circles to watch the miriad of traditional entertainment. Tourists get pestered for money!

Djeema el Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
This is one of the particularly smokey stalls. Typically the locals eat at stalls like these, which cook anything from snails to sheeps brains. The other less smokey stalls are obviously catered towards the tourists, with no locals eating there, which serve cous cous and tajine.

Medersa Ben Youssef, Marakech, Morocco
The Medersa Ben Youssef, and the intricate detail of one of the walls in the Qur'anic learning center.

The Holy Qur'an
The Holy Qur'an. Shot inside the Medersa Ben Youssef, where students used to study the text.

Medersa Ben Youssef, Marrakech, Morocco
Detail of a window shutter in the Qur'anic learning center.

Dani hiding from the heat in a shady corner of the Medersa Ben Youssef.

Simon looking shadey.

One of the many shops selling a myriad of fabrics.


Blogger stephwd said...

What a fantastic place to be immersed in! Beautiful photos guys...

11:10 AM, April 26, 2009  

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