The central square

In  Marrakech central square (Jemaa el-Fnaa- ساحة جامع الفناء)

The sun is about to set. The  evening colours slowly make way to darkness. Not to be defeated, the central square continues to bustle. Food stalls light up and thick smoke arises as food gets prepared in abundance, catering to tourist and local alike. So it has been for hundreds of years. From my vantage point in the second floor of the adjacent Cafe de glacier, I take the sights in. The lights of the Minaret provide a focal point. In the square itself, underneath green tents, people satisfy their hunger. The smoke provides a haze which blurs their faces. It only adds to the mystery of the place. The street performers are still making a ruckus. The sellers remain active. Brilliantly coloured lamps laid neatly on the ground. Cooling glasses for sale. Curios and the lot. An abundance of activity. Jemaa El-Fnaa makes the night wait…

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