Jamaa el Fna (Arabic: ساحة جامع الفناء jâmiʻ al-fanâʼ, also Jemaa el-Fnaa, Djema el-Fna or Djemaa el-Fnaa) is a square and market place in Marrakesh's medina quarter (old city). It remains the main square of Marrakesh, used by locals and tourists.
Jemaa means "congregational mosque" in Arabic, probably referring to a destroyed Almoravid mosque. "Fanâʼ" or "finâ'" can mean "death" or "a courtyard, space in front of a building." Thus, one meaning could be "The mosque or assembly of death," or "The Mosque at the End of the World". A more likely explanation is that it refers to a mosque with a distinctive courtyard or square in front of it.
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holmertz (59752) 2014-07-16 9:35
This is a nice photo from one of the shops at Jemaa el Fna. I like this large collection of beautiful ceramic pots. I guess they were made for serving cous-cous. Some of them are very beautifully painted and would make perfect souvenirs.
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-07-16 9:52
beautiful composition showing the attractive pottery. Lovely framing and fine sharpness. The blue chair on the left provides wonderful colour variation to the scene. A photograph of great visual appeal.
Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
PiotrF (23138) 2014-07-16 10:12
This is nice composition showing the ceramic pots.
Excellent quality, some good details. Colors, contrast are excellent.
ikeharel (79211) 2014-07-16 11:14
Marvelous display of pottery in front of the shop.
They look as same pattern, but each item is different.
Fine taken picture, light well managed and goods clarity.
mesutilgim (97732) 2014-07-16 13:01
Hello dear Costantino,
Another nice capture from this pottery stand in Marrakech. Very good pov and layout.
A perfect TE entry enriched with good notes.
TFS and best regards
emka (107795) 2014-07-16 23:40
hello Costantino, Such stalls with souvenirs for tourists are a nice subject for photos. Nice pots for tadjin. Nice to have such a thing, but then at home what to do with all that. Now i am very resistant, and going with backpack, I have no place. Poor shopkeepers :)
Very nice colourful composition./
WArm regrad s MLAgo
jhm (160941) 2014-07-17 3:29
Congratulations for you 1400th picture on TE, i thought maybe 1400 of these pots for every picture one!
Composition and subject make these picture attractive.
Colours and presentation are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
snunney (107513) 2014-07-17 3:48
I wonder how many people visit Marrakech and come away with one of these tajine pots; they can certainly be used to produce some tasty dishes. I like the framing here and the light and colours. The little blue chair is a definite plus, nicely counterbalancing the woman's dress and adding some contrasting colour.
Nicou (152062) 2014-07-17 5:13
quelle vue et image de ce poteries superbe compo et captage quel nombre et ce brillant et rendu fantastique captage et image superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (89275) 2014-07-17 6:00
Très beau et très intéressant. On a envie d'en rapporter chez soi, mais comme c'est fragile et pesant on se tourne vers quelque chose d'autre. J'aime bien celles qui sont vernies.
delpeoples (59880) 2014-07-17 6:12
A beautiful sight, with exquisite graphism, colours and contrasts. Excellent composition and cropping and the light is perfectly regulated. I love this type of photo and I love this country even more, after having viewed your beautiful photo.
rbassin (24343) 2014-07-17 13:16
C'est toujours un plaisir de prendre en photo ces poterie sur les marchés; une photo intéressante de Jemaa el Fna.
abmdsudi (58262) 2014-07-17 15:44
Brilliant shot for its simplicity and the true colour of the subject, if colour is anything to go on then these tajin cooking pots should be magic. An eye-catching stuff within the tight frame, well positioned, excellent clarity and superb contrast. Well captured, tfs
lousat (98297) 2014-07-17 16:11
Ciao Costantino,bella cattura di questo negozio che vende le pentole per fare il Tajin,che assieme al cous cous è la tipica specialita' della cucina araba,molto belli i colori e brillantissimi i dettagli.Buona giornata,Luciano
batalay (40523) 2014-07-18 10:52
Your study of circles, ovals and terra cotta pottery is eye catching, and the note is, as always, informative. Have a good weekend, Constantino.
omid266 (6750) 2014-07-18 22:45
Dear my friend,
another spectacular and interesting informative shot from ceramic pots,
This is an Islamic Art that in our country, Iran specially in Isfahan and Yazd and Kerman we have ,
Very well shown and Thannks!
Best times and fotos,
*** PEACE in GAZA , ***
*** FREE, Free Palestine, ***
serp2000 (45970) 2014-07-19 23:15
Very attractive and eye-catching photo! I have see your latest post, but this is more interesting composition for me. I like this presentation of a potter's shop, I see a lot of details, vivid colors. Thanks for this short but very interesting note.
Have a great Sunday!
Royaldevon (43931) 2014-07-20 3:06
Hello Dear Constantino,
I just love how you have captured the mood of this type of shop. All the pots are collected, like some huge ceramic treasure trove, for tourists or natives, alike.
Your details reveal the different textures and the finished decorations.
Oh, I would like to shop here!
Have a lovely day,
Cricri (126750) 2014-07-20 4:20
Des échoppes pour tout les gouts a la place Jamaa el Fna, ces poteries est typique au Maroc, j'aime celle avec les décorations, bonne lumière et couleurs, très jolie
cornejo (47288) 2014-07-25 11:26
Hello Costantino, very good picture of this beautiful composition with clay crafts in this interesting city, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice color and light. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
berek (50508) 2014-07-27 9:22
I really like repetitive creative compositions. vivid colors and framing successful. Thanks for your sharing
Mesut09 (858) 2014-08-06 10:20
hello my friend.. Ancient greek were calling those as amphora right ? It is a nice photo from north africa..:) thanks
Didi (60590) 2014-08-07 9:55
Very nice typical local view
It was possible to crop tight on the main subject
It's just an idea
clic (18552) 2014-08-10 17:45
Geia sou Costantino
Ces plats de terre cuite me sont familiers car mon épouse en a acheté un à Montreal; On les nomme 'tagines' et sont utilisés pour cuire à la vapeur, étant donné le couvercle cônique qui laisse échapper peu d'humidité. Cet ustensile de cuisine doit être chauffé au fourneau.
Vous en montrez un ensemble fort attrayant.
swapankumarroy (2849) 2014-09-24 7:36
An interesting size and shape of these clay pots, very attractive color and design for sailing in the old market Marrakesh, shot it from a perfect angle, I like its lovely color and sharpness.
with warm regards and thanks for sharing,
EstudioChispa (2178) 2015-03-10 8:48
We have just bought a tajin/tagine and have started to learn to cook in it. I wish ours was as pretty as the painted ones here! We have tried some Moroccan recipes -- but I bet there is good Greek cooking to be done in one, too!
La Paz, BCS, México