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Masterpiece of World Heritage - Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakech/Marocco


Halina Bednarz 2009-07-29

snake charmer
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snake charmer

Food stalls, snake charmers, storytellers, henna artists, monkeys, acrobats, medicine men, jugglers, musicians, pickpockets... the huge square of Djemaa el Fna has it all. Nights here are what cities must have been like back in mediaeval times, before television when people made their own entertainment.


Unesco have declare this square as patrimonio de la humnidad, for the oral comunication.

during the daylight..

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.. it is an ordinary place - we can say - with markets.

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but when the day is going down.. it transforms to an open-air theatre of folklore

snake charmers
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snake charmers


Berbere - 'water man'
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Berbere - 'water man'


musicians
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musicians


young musicians
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young musicians


jugglers
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jugglers


monkeys
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monkeys


henna artists
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henna artists


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and a big open-air restaurant

Food stalls
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Food stalls

in the middle of the square

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