Al-Hamidiyah Souq (Arabic: سوق الحميدية) is the largest and the central souk in Syria, located inside the old walled city of Damascus next to the Citadel. The souq starts at Al-Thawra street and ends at the Umayyad Mosque plaza.
The last night of Ramadam the whole souq is crowded, with all the shops open: also young kids work in the shops.
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tober (8797) 2011-01-04 5:21
Hi Giuseppe, I can feel the mixed scent of those various spices. The light and colours are in a good harmony. Congratulations, Tolga
Sergiom (80684) 2011-01-04 5:43
Les épices de toutes les couleurs mênent le regard vers les yeux du jeune homme au bout de la table. Toute cette curiosité qu'il dégage. J'imagine les odeurs.
annjackman (21899) 2011-01-04 6:53
A very good image of the inside of this shop. The array of colourful spices are eye-catching but I also like the lines of bottles etc on the shelves. The boy adds nicely to the interesting composition. I enjoyed this a lot.
sam224 (6215) 2011-01-04 7:35
Ancora uno scatto eccellente: il mix di colori creato dalle spezie è indubbiamente affascinante e qui l'hai catturato al meglio nonostante le difficili condizioni di luce. Losguardo interrogativo del ragazzo aggiunge interesse alla composizione.
BennyV (17176) 2011-01-04 8:16
Another great shot from the souk, Giuseppe. I like it that you don't concentrate solely on the colour patchwork of the spices (that would have been too much of a cliché for me), but include the surroundings too, the fan and all the other things hanging, standing and sticking in. And then smack dab in the middle is the boy, leaning back, yet confrontational and very present. Top work. Thanks for posting it.
TopGeo (38216) 2011-01-04 9:04
Hello Giuseppe! An excellent picture of the interior of the shop with a very nice theme and quality in composition! frame! colors! purity! sharp! Impressive idea, and perhaps many colors and flavors;! I commend you!
holmertz (53488) 2011-01-04 9:55
Very well done. Superb light and sharpness and excellent colours. An interesting photo with lots of amazing details.
delpeoples (58278) 2011-01-18 2:46
Ciao caro GMG
This frame is packed with so many interesting elements, tones and textures. I can almost smell the spices! Good use of the vertical frame to give depth and I like the large FG. I probably would have corrected the lowest part of the frame to excluse the part of the spice container in the middle foreground. It is a bit distracting. But this is a small thing.
TFS and I wish you a good day
allgambits (129) 2011-05-05 3:55
What a lovely picture this is. The colors of spices are wonderful and the kid looking straight into your camera. Wonderful light as well.
- Copyright: Giuseppe Maria Galasso (gmg) (4202)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-09-09
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K100D, Sigma 18-50m F/3.5-5.6 DC, Secure Digital Card
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Syria and Turkey
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-04 5:16
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