Traditional Sadahide Japanese Woodblock print of Tokyo
"Sadahide (1807-73), this image 1862 circa is the left hand print of a triptych illustrating famous places in and around Tokyo and Yokohama. Panoramic views of the crowded districts around the cities with numerous figures in carriages, before shop fronts and temples. The lettering in the cartouches relate to the address Bakuro Cho 2 and 3 and the lower is the name of the store owner."
Djemaa El Fnaa square, Marrakech
The Djemaa el Fnaa is the main square in Marrakech and the most important place in the medina. In her public life in Marrakech both day and night it unfolds.
Best of Djemaa el Fnaa is the transformation that undergoes during the day.
By day you can find all kinds of amazing people: from trainers of monkeys hanging onto to snake charmers, dentists through exposing his last parts removed.
In addition to the strange characters in Djemaa el Fnaa are also many stalls of orange juice, spices, mint and snails.
According toward evening, the square changes completely. By nightfall the stalls in the morning they disappear and filled with food stalls where you can dine, improvised musicians and performances of various kinds.
It has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage site since 1985. Historically this square was used for public decapitations by rulers who sought to maintain their power by frightening the public. The square attracted dwellers from the surrounding desert and mountains to trade here, and stalls were raised in the square from early in its history. The square attracted tradesmen, snake charmers, dancing boys of the Chleuh Atlas tribe, and musicians playing pipes, tambourines and African drums.
Marrakech is one of the most important cities in Morocco. It has 1, 545, 541 inhabitants and is the south, at the foot of the Atlas, 466 meters high. It has numerous world heritage monuments, which make it the main attraction of the country.
It is next to Meknes, Fez and Rabat, one of the four imperial cities of Morocco. It was founded in 1062 by the Almoravids and was the capital of the Islamic empire.
1925: Outfit designed by Calloh with ruched sunshade. (Photo by Seeberger Freres/General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)
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