About the picture:
The picture was taken in October 2011 at Moulay Hassan square in Essaouira. The square is situated between the Medina and the port and at night becomes a lively place where families gather, ladies chat on a bench, children play and men have a tea outside a bar around the square. During my stay in Essaouira, I liked to relax and have a tea while observing the square slowly filling up with people as the sun was going down.
In the corner of the square, by the citadel, from early in the morning to late at night some workers never stopped preparing fish on demand by locals who just bought some at the harbour. For this reason, the square is constantly animated by the comings and goings of seagulls looking for some fish remains.
It took me some time to take this picture. It was quite difficult to get the equilibrium between the seagulls, workers and pedestrians in the frame. It might not be perfect, but the mood of Essaouira is there and I especially like the shape of the worker handling a bucket.