Addicted to novelty since 2001

Photos from Djemaa el Fna, Marrakesh’s Famous Marketplace

Yesterday afternoon we hired a guide and meandered through Djemaa el Fna, Marrakesh’s extraordinary, sprawling souk. Wikipedia says it’s the busiest marketplace in all of Africa, and I believe it. I’d need a week to write a satisfactory description of the place, which overpowers the senses at every turn. Instead, here are a few photos we took, both before and after dark. These are three of my favourites:

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Our ultimate destination, Essaouira, apparently has a nice, smaller-scale version of Marrakesh’s market. We can take the next couple of months to explore that at our own speed.