Wednesday, July 23, 2008

July 17 walking around the old city of Amman


In Amman finally, walking tour the first day, went to the area where they sell Nargillas. The variety is amazing, the owner of the shop personally gave me a lesson in which Nargillas come from which country.

Sitting on the street with Iraqi sellers the bus came by and I snapped this photo.


Got hungry for fallafal, at first these guys were reluctant to have their photo taken, but later agreed. The fallafal was first rate!

Needing a break and seeing no women in any of the street coffee shops I finally found this cafe on the top of a roof next to Al Hussain Mosque in the old city of Amman, Jordan. Here gathered men to have a quiet nargilla and game of cards.

2 comments:

lynn miles said...

This last picture is really perfectly composed and tone-colored, and I clicked for the enlargement, partly because I wanted to see what the woman looked like. Kloie, your caption reads: "Needing a break and seeing no women in any of the coffee shops I finally found this one on the top of a roof next to Al Hussain Mosque in the old city of Amman, Jordan. Here gathered men to have a quiet nargilla and game of cards." But I have looked and looked, and have failed to see the woman. "This one" in "I found this one" is referring to a woman, no? I remember that picture you took through the glass in Bangkok, and keep expecting the woman to slowly emerge through the mirror, finally taking over, occupying a plane somewhere midway between us and the men. Try as I may, I could never find the woman. You don't mean to say that she is at the table playing with the men, do you? I am referring to _MG_2945.jpg, the last picture.

Lynn Miles said...

ooops... looks like I didn't read the caption very carefully. Alas, I give up my search for the elusive woman. Next time maybe?

Anyway, a beautiful picture.