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Snakes alive! Almost titled this as "My worst nightmare" As if the 3 cobras aren't enough, there are equally deadly puff adders in the bg. Taken in the Marrakesh square which even got a mention in the old Crosby Stills and Nash single, Marrakesh: "Charming cobras in the square"

Jemaa el-Fnaa or Djemaa el Fna, is perhaps the most famous square in all of Africa and is the centre of city activity and trade. Before you pay for photos make sure you can take several. The 'charmer' was Not so charming, and stuck a hat in front of my lens demanding another euro after just one shot.

"Looking at the world through the sunset in your eyes
Traveling the train through clear Moroccan skies
Ducks and pigs and chickens call
Animal carpet wall to wall
American ladies five-foot tall in blue
Sweeping cobwebs from the edges of my mind
Had to get away to see what we could find
Hope the days that lie ahead
Bring us back to where they've led
Listen not to what's been said to you
Wouldn't you know we're riding on the Marrakesh Express
Wouldn't you know we're riding on the Marrakesh Express
They're taking me to Marrakesh
All aboard the train, all aboard the train
I've been saving all my money just to take you there
I smell the garden in your hair
Take the train from Casablanca going south
Blowing smoke rings from the corners of my mouth
Colored cottons hang in the air
Charming cobras in the square
Striped djellebas we can wear at home Well, let me hear you now
Wouldn't you know we're riding on the Marrakesh Express
Wouldn't you know we're riding on the Marrakesh Express
They're taking me to Marrakesh
Wouldn't you know we're riding on the Marrakesh Express
Wouldn't you know we're riding on the Marrakesh Express
They're taking me to Marrakesh
All on board the train, all on board the train
All on board

Marrakesh Express - Crosby Stills & Nash (Aug 1969)

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Additional Photos by Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12504 W: 1014 N: 24151] (118817)
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