Photographer's Note

As dusk decends the show begins on the sqare known as the Djemaa el-Fna. It comes to life, usually open and quietish during the day, it now fills with 100's of food stalls.
Smells and smoky, spicy, scented aromas fill the air, and the crowds of people are drawn.
Chefs and waiters try to get you to eat at their stalls, showing menus and shouting specials.
Just the smells and stacks of scrumptious food is enough to entice one.
From snacks, to spiced saucy stews with couscous, to sausages and kebabs, to seafood, all served with a salad, olives and fresh flat bread. And don't forget the snails for a few dirhams per bowl, and how about some sweets, and to drink some freshly sqeezed orange juice..
Alongside the stalls of food you can see snake charmers and story tellers, singers, musicians, dancers and acrobats.
Suffering from something...there are the medicine men with their wares spread out on the ground under gas lamps selling cures and potions for all your sicknesses and ailments.

If you've had your fill of food and need a stroll, you can head into the souqs for some shopping or simply marvelling. Be transported to a world of merchants in small shops selling all sorts.
Spices, soft leathers, slippers, silks and scarves, souvenirs and of course all sizes and styles of carpets.

and to end off your evening how about a sweet mint tea....


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