The View from Fez would like to thank Joaquim Caudevilla from Barcelona for sending us this photograph of El-Nejjarine.
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Joaquim took this photograph in 1983 on slide film, long before the extraordinary fountain was restored. He also took it long before the tourist invasion of recent years. It is hard to imagine how long you would have to wait these days to get a photograph without a tour group filling the frame.
As a comparison, here (thanks to Vanessa Bonnin) is the fountain today
Another feature of this square is the beautifully restored Nejjarine Wood Museum housed in an 18th century funduq (caravanserai). For visitors to Fez, if you stand in front of the fountain, to your right you will discover the carpenters' souq where the amazingly glitzy wedding chairs are made.