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Jemaa el-Fnaa

By TrevBatWCC    
In Marrakech, the Medina is a densely packed, medieval part of the city dating to the Berber Empire, with mazelike alleys where thriving souks (marketplaces) sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewellery. It's enclosed within the 12th century walls, covering 18 km with over 20 impressive gates which encircle the old city. The heart of the Medina is Jemaa el-Fnaa, a very large main market square, used by locals and tourists. There are many shops and traditional restaurants around the square, as well as street entertainers. You'll also find the snake-charmers see the two versions. Though the snakes were real, I have to confess the one around my neck was rubber! 🐍😁

Many thanks to Kate (Irishkate), Tish, Geoff (simmo73) and Peter (Mollycat) for her User Award on my previous upload, Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech , most appreciated 🏆👍

All images were taken on my 3.2-megapixel compact Nikon Coolpix as Jpegs, and with a good bit of tweaking in Photoshop Elements 14!

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😀👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Morocco Marrakech Church Self People Landscape and travel Jemaa el-Fnaa snake-charmers

Voters: Saastad, colijohn, Sylviwhalley and 38 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


31 May 2020 10:45AM
Great interesting captures, I don't think I could get that close to snakes and smile at the same time.

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Ted447 Plus
7 216 1 United Kingdom
31 May 2020 11:00AM
Nice set. Ted. GrinGrin
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
31 May 2020 11:24AM
Hope you weren't charmed out of your valuable Dinar 😁😁
PhilT2 Plus
10 531 31 England
31 May 2020 11:48AM
And there I was thinking you were brave......Wink. Another interesting travel set
Excellent images Trev and interesting narrative.
31 May 2020 12:01PM

saltireblue Plus
10 10.9k 63 Norway
31 May 2020 12:12PM
Trevor - charmer of snakes...Wink
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
31 May 2020 12:31PM
Fascinating images and description.
31 May 2020 1:05PM
Another interesting set from your travels Trev, I like the snake charmer images. You brave little soldier you, wouldn't catch me with a real one either! Your narratives are always very good.
keep em coming
viscostatic 14 47 8 United Kingdom
31 May 2020 1:14PM
Love the lead image. Brings back memories of a wonderful time there last year. I have to admit I stayed well away from the snakes.

dales Plus
4 10 Australia
31 May 2020 1:21PM
Still a bit too close for comfort Trev !! Great shots
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 18 Canada
31 May 2020 1:59PM
Glad the one around your neck wasn't real. A great set Trev.
31 May 2020 2:02PM
A great set of images
ColleenA Plus
8 452 7 Australia
31 May 2020 3:01PM
I loved Our visit to Marrakech, great set
milky Plus
17 5 Wales
31 May 2020 3:57PM
Great set Trev lovely colours Gary milky
11 10 10 England
31 May 2020 5:13PM
Love the lead Trev - it all looks so pristine. Versions also excellent but I'm not so sure about those snakes.!!!!!
chase Plus
14 1.7k 415 England
31 May 2020 5:34PM
Have an RC...for your ermmm...bravery Wink
31 May 2020 9:32PM
A thrilling set Trev but snakes are too frightening for me🐍😱😃

CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2020 8:35AM
Lovely colour and atmosphere.
Fefe Plus
8 50 33 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2020 3:39PM
Great set Trev......snakes feel great, we(Mr Fefe & myself) had our photo once with one round our neck's. Not at all scaryWink
Drighlynne Plus
9 125 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2020 5:28PM
Wonderful colours Trevor and excellent shots, although I am sorry you would not catch me near the snakes, I really don't like them.
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2020 12:15AM

Quote:Great interesting captures, I don't think I could get that close to snakes and smile at the same time.Sylvia

I tend to agree with Sylvia... Great travelogue set though... Isabel GrinGrinGrinGrin
2 Jun 2020 10:03AM
Fine capture. In Hebrew Medina means state

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