A hive and hub of activity greets you when entering the square in this fine city.
Marrakech or Marrakesh (Berber: Mərrakə or Murakuc, Arabic: مراكش Murrāku, local pronunciation: Mərrakə), known as the "Ochre City", is the most important former imperial city in Morocco's history. The city of Marrakech is the capital of the mid-southwestern economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, being also the fourth largest city in Morocco according to the 2004 census.
Like many Moroccan cities, the city of Marrakech comprises both an old fortified city (the médina) and modern neighborhoods, the most prominent of which is Gueliz, for a total population of 794,620 and 1,063,415 in the metropolitan area (2004 census). It is served by Ménara International Airport and a rail link to Casablanca and the north.
Marrakech has the largest traditional market (souk) in Morocco and also has one of the busiest squares in Africa and the world, Djemaa el Fna. The square bustles with acrobats, story-tellers, water sellers, dancers and musicians. By night food stalls open in the square turning it into a huge busy open-air restaurant.
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jhm (156446) 2012-04-21 1:32
Marrakech, comes alive at night, this is very obvious to see.
I think the most are tourists, walking between the a lot people.
I like the enlightenment in background of the buildings.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Excellent depth and nice perspective.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend
tyro (26138) 2012-04-21 5:35
This is an excellent night time photograph with lots and lots of interest which, of course, is also amplified by your interesting note.
You have caught the atmosphere of this place well - very busy and active but, thankfully, I see no evidence of holidaying Brits chucking up on street corners - just happy people relaxing and enjoying the ambience of the place and probably looking for some nice place to eat and interesting souvenirs to buy.
This sounds like a fascinating place - you must show us some more photographs from here.
bukitgolfb301 (43554) 2012-04-21 18:02
Hello my dear Lain
How are you? Sorry for my late reaction.
Another very good moody night shot. Very tatsteful realistic color touch you presented. Thanks for your sharing with your best job and have a good Sunday, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
ikeharel (74701) 2012-04-22 6:08
Vibrant city on night ( and I realized on daytime as well), many taking a stroll around the many stores, stalls on marketplace.
Good use of quick-shutter and a flash, made a perfect scene.
Have a nice week aheade.
Sonata11 (33969) 2012-04-22 20:11
you posted today subsequent beautiful photo of daily life at night time. This an amaziningly beautiful place with so planty of people. An excellently executed this scene. I really love this architecture. Awesome work.
All the best,