Story and photographs by Brenda J Pederson
I was determined to visit Jemaa el Fna, the famous night market in the medina, on my first day in Marrekech even though pouring rain and blustery winds challenged every step I took on the short walk from my riad.
I arrived in the market about 7:00 pm. On a more typical night the square would be filled with snake charmers, monkey handlers, story tellers and more. Tonight, the covered food booths and stalls around the perimeter of the square were open, but pedestrians, bicyclists and motorbikes scurried across the empty square, seeking shelter from the elements.