The Medina of Fès/Fez in Morocco is a daunting place. Labyrintine, oppressive, confusing and overwhelming, it sucks you up and spits you out… that is, if you manage not to get completely lost in the meantime.
But it is also one of the most fascinating places in Morocco, where life is enclosed in its walls and its maze of alleys. It is, truly, a photographer’s paradise.
During my brief time in the city, I was too overwhelmed by it all to fully take advantage of the city’s photogenic appeal. I only started snapping when I got tired, at the end of a busy day wandering the souks, talking to locals and being amazed by my surroundings. Night had fallen, and the Medina at night is quite a sight; everything becomes more impressive, and the shadows on the walls follow you everywhere you go. The sounds reverberate like in a dream, and you can’t help but feel trapped by darkness, echoes and high walls.
Before getting back to our gorgeous dar, I managed to snap a few pictures of the closing of the souks of Fès. Here is my rendering of this one of a kind old city.
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