Continuing on my post from yesterday here is another image of tea time in Turkey.
Wherever you go in Turkey, you will find small teahouses or tea gardens, they are a popular places to gather for men, like a kind of social club, to chat and play games over a nice cup of tea. This man was relaxing on the verandah of a tea house in Mardin just watching life go by, whilst enjoying his tea.
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emka (80790) 2014-06-09 23:52
Hello Wanda, Nice portrait of this man drinking tea in the typical Turkish glass. I wonder if it was apple tea? What he has in his hand? Just something to occupy fingers?
Very nice shoot.
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daddo (24529) 2014-06-10 0:14
Hi Wanda. A fine gentleman who has reached that time in life when he can relax and money is not a problem- judging by his spotless appearance.I wonder if his wife or his daughter irons his shirts. Nice POV as well. Best wishes. Klaudio.
Angshu (56050) 2014-06-10 1:34
Hi dear Wanda
Its 'Chai' in Turkey and 'Choi' in Uzbekistan...in both places, a glass (or small bowl in UZ) of tea has reached iconic status, so commonly seen everywhere...its the first level of showing hospitality to the guests...For us its quite amazing especially going from the country which the 2nd largest producer of tea...and yes, though Tea is common place in India as well, I don't think it has reached this iconic status as in Turkey or Uz.
A very nice picture of the man, who also has a string of beads in his hand (sufi?)
sevy (15365) 2014-06-10 6:26
As for previous post: I like the soft lightning and the posture of the man.
You start to have some shots for tea drinkers. I will have to take care on my next travel, perhaps you will take a portrait of me ;-)
And do you have a photo of a tea drinker with a bicycle inside the frame? You will address both of your theme in the same picture.
PaulVDV (23013) 2014-06-10 11:06
A very beautiful portrait of this gentleman in his spotless clothing.
Genuine Turkish with his cap, the typical glass for tea in Turkey and the tespih in his hand. In your answer to Malgo you wrote that the origin of the tespih lies in the Islamic religion. But also in Greece and in Greek Cyprus men are always in the possession of this 'rosary'. But in Greek it's called kompoloi.
Best regards, Paul
jjcordier (76916) 2014-06-11 0:04
On sent une belle complicité entre toi et l'homme au thé. Un beau portrait de très belle qualité.
- Copyright: Wanda van den Hogen (Wanda1) (14982)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-30
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 28-105mm F/3.5-4.5 USM, RAW
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-09 23:50