Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Djemma ElFna at Night



At night Djemma ElFna, the big square --  which isn't really square at all -- is turned into a giant barbecue where you can eat meat and fish and eggs and vegetables and buy dried fruit and drink orange juice.


The air is filled with smoke and the delicious smells of cooking.


When you have eaten, you can see all the entertainers and magicians and snake charmers. 


How empty the square is in the morning when the pavement is newly washed and few people are up.
Such a difference between night and day!


28 comments:

groooover said...

It is very interesting post, i read it with pleasure!

cactusrose said...

The beautiful pictures capture the feeling so well. Especially the morning one!

Ershad said...

Is it that famous night bazar on open space that we hear a lot?

Life in America said...

This big square looks like one of those in England or European country's one.

prasetyo budi santoso said...

you have a wonderful blog :)

Velva said...

Just stunning, The contrast from night to day. I have been really enjoying these photos,

Anonymous said...

Snake charmers.. Its really sad that behind all that glitter nobody is thinking of the poor animals - the snakes - which are prodded, starved and tortured by the 'charmers' to earn some money. Many of the other entertainment - monkey dancing and circus is similarly tragic for me. I did not find your blog to be very simulating.

A cup of tea said...

Lots of people,everywhere festive look. Thanks

Ines said...

Hi-
it´s really magic, how you live-
thank you for all your wonderful pictures of this wonderland!
Many greetings from Ines

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Its scenes like that that have always made me want to travel to Morocco, I would love to do a road trip. I will get there sometime.
Tracey

ewix said...

In reply to "Anonymous". My blog documents life in Morocco. It does not make judgements.
The snake charmers are there. I don't like animals used for entertainment either.

Anonymous said...

Marvellous!

kang tatang said...

great blog, love to read the story, love to see the picture :D

wonder, when can i visit the Marocco :D

regards
kangtatang

tino said...

This is an excellent blog,very informative and i really appreciate it. It should be going on.
Regards,
hotelomania

Jason B.D.K. Alliman said...

these photos really are very beautiful... i wish i were there

-K- said...

Wonderful photos - this is why I enjoy looking at blogs.

Asif Reman Arman said...

It’s really a nice post......people can realize difference of day and night easily

Bengt.55l said...

I just sit and locking at the pictures from Marocko, and the snow is falling outside. I think the both world can be exotic.

doogarr said...

Well done , a nice display of pictures and notes .

Susan said...

Gorgeous photos. I can almost smell the cooking smoke, the spices, the heat.
Thank you for sharing.

Susan
http://susan-chicdaisy.blogspot.com/

A Good Moroccan said...

It is a very lively square !

Soumyaranjan Dash said...

Oh! Snake charmers... I from India and they're very ubiquitous here. As if, they're the one with the popular Indian way of life.

Anonymous said...

I like it too

Anonymous said...

I was there too

Shasharishi said...

I guess I'm a morning person, because I always love Djemma elFna in the morning, I feel like I'm drinking the first juice of the day! But at night hiding in my black djelaba, eating snails is a magical moment :)

Joy said...

This is much like Forodhani in Zanzibar: wide open courtyard by the sea next to the royal palace where tradesmen gather every night to sell food and drinks. It is an amazing place, I miss the island so much. Thanks for posting these pictures!!

Anonymous said...

the picture is very natural, spontan, live, and i belive... beautiful..

kaur said...

nice pictures i wish too visit moroco ,