Tuesday, 14 August 2007

WW - A woman in the "Medina"


Mayogi said...

A woman wearing the traditional Tetuaní-dress (i.e. the dress women in Tetuán used to wear). Nowadays women usually wear dresses in different colors, the traditional dress was always grey and hid not just the hair but also most of the face (only the eyes showed).

I love this photo! It was taken one day when I was walking in the "medina", the old part of the city, and I came across this woman. I wonder where she was going, what she had in her plastic bag, what she was thinking about.... I'm sure the history of her life is very interesting and a lot different from mine. I just wish I could speak Moroccan well enough to talk to the older women and tell their stories.

tegdirb92 said...

That is one beautiful shot!

Sandy Carlson said...

This is a very powerful picture. This clothing always reminds me of how timely and timeless the past is in our present.

Katya said...

That is an outstanding picture...and, as you, I wonder where she is going, what she is carrying, and such. Very nicely done!

Suprina said...

That is a amazing shot!
Happy WW!

eastcoastlife said...

Hi mayogi,
Sometimes I meet some ladies from the Middle East dressed in such clothings, walking around in Singapore. I'm curious as to their looks and how they feel in such clothes.

That was a interesting shot of the lady. :)

Enjoy the rest of the week.

letha said...

It's a great shot

Brillig said...

Wow. Incredible shot. Fascinating, beautiful, mystical. Love it.

Happy WW!

jams o donnell said...

Great photo. it really has something. Happy WW!

Shama-Lama Mama said...

Pictures like this are what keep me coming back to your site. Love seeing everyday life in other cultures.

Jeremy said...

I love this composition. Excellent skills. Morraco sounds like a very interesting place. happy ww and if you visit me all you get is a vermont hill side.... sorry :-(

Chris in Oxford said...

What a great shot! I like the darkness of it and the alleyway she;s walking out of. Good one.

Mayogi said...

Bridget - Thank you!

Sandy - Thank you! I agree with you, it's really interesting to look at the way people dress, it says a lot about the time they live/lived in.

Katya - Yes, every time I look at this picture I invent a different story. *lol*

Suprina - Thanks! Happy WW to you too!

Eastcoastwife - Thanks for stepping by! Yes, the Muslim clothes do make lots of people react. I sometimes wear them and honestly, they are very comfortable! I'll try to post more photos soon.

letha - Thanks!

brillig - Thanks a lot! A happy WW to you too!

Jams - Thanks a bunch! Happy WW to you too!

Shama - lama - I'll post more pictures soon.I LOVE living here because every day you see new things and every single day is an adventure if you just keep your eyes open.

Jeremy - Thanks! Yes, Morocco is a great place, with a very special light and beauty and very friendly people. I'm sure I'll enjoy the Vermont hill side as well. *lol*

Chris - Thanks a lot! I love this picture, it's one of my favorites.

Now I'm off to visit all of you! :-D Happy WW everyone!