Fes medina Flemming Bo Jensen blog

The ancient cobbled streets of the Medina in Fes, Morocco, with it’s whirlwind of people, scooters, wheel barrows and donkey carts running up and down narrow streets, is a fascinating place to explore. One of the world’s oldest medieval cities, founded in the 9th century, the narrow streets lend themselves to some surreal shafts of light in the afternoon. A man dressed in a white djellaba suddenly steps out right in front of me, coming from a tiny side street into the blinding light that illuminates him. He looks like a jedi glowing in the light, strong in the force, walking through an ancient dark world, where people only exist in the shadows.

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  1. Charlene 6 years ago

    To me, it is as if he is drawing all the light towards him. Love how that lamp in the corner is glowing like it contains a sun. It makes me think of the vial Galadriel gave to Frodo: “May it be a light for you in dark places, when all other lights go out”