Travels on the Silk Road in Iraq:
The picture was taken in the Suq of modest Al-Kifl at the Euphrates (Furat) river, near Najaf (see Map View). A covered market is an age-old way to trade goods and services as witnessed here by the arched masonry roofs of Ottoman times. The exhibited women's dresses let us know that there is more to a woman than the ubiquitous black Abaya worn once outside the home. The bald guy in front holds a handy. The armed national guard represents the new order in Iraq. Al-Kifl is privy to a secret: the presumed tomb of the biblical prophet Ezekiel (Dhul Kifl in Arab), praised in the Quran. This mere fact makes you look twice at this modest and inviting Suq.
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jhm (150858) 2013-05-30 3:37
What a feeling with the guardian in the corner with a gun.
These shopping gallery has certainly his charm, also the arches are a nice addition to these picture
Lovely composition, also a excellent angle, TFS.
mcmtanyel (21400) 2013-05-30 9:10
Another Kapalıšarşı! I like the line that the arches of the ceiling make. Nice colors.
- Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) (1626)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-09
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix G2, Panasonic Lumix G Vario
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/10 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The Silkroad on Bicycle [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-29 11:26