May 13 2015
I am happy to be backed here! How have you been folks? I am quite tired today for some reasons. I guess, this is due to the busy day yesterday at work. Short in personnel and too many work to be done.
It is better to share for now the great and happy times I had in Marrakesh. Wow, I could not really imagine that I did visited the “world-famous square” last time. I have seen a lot of travel documentations about Marrakesh and promised myself to be there once in my life. Indeed, that wish and dream to visit one of Morocco’s four former imperial cities came into reality.
Standing in the middle of Jemaa el-Fnaa was really amazing. You can experience various entertainment there. The square attracted tradesmen, snake charmers, dancing boys of the Chleuh Atlas tribe, and musicians playing pipes, tambourines and African drums. How about a
trimlok? I did not noticed anyone playing an electric guitar in the square but thr are entertainers who are using guitars at Jemaa el-Fnaa.
Street performers from acrobats to magicians, mystics, musicians, monkey trainers, singers and all sort of entertainers and sellers can be witnessed in this square. Just be careful and watch out for pickpockets.
“The Jemaa el-Fnaa is one of the best-known squares in Africa and is the centre of city activity and trade. It has been described as a “world-famous square”, “a metaphorical urban icon, a bridge between the past and the present, the place where (spectacularized) Moroccan tradition encounters modernity.” It has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage site since 1985. The name roughly means “the assembly of trespassers” or malefactors.”
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