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English version:

There are a lot of streets sellers at the gate of Bab Al Yemen, the main entry for the old Sanaa. But mainly, not for tourists, and that's very quaint. That's exactly what enchants me there. The jackets sellers in the morning, the somalian women with their food at eventide... and a lot of men, not necessarily with an occupation, but just seating, chit-chatting, drinking a tea, or chewing qat. I love to stay around, just to enjoy this athmosphere.

Mohammed is a jacket seller. Kind-hearted, modest, with a frank and sincere smile, he was one of the persons I was happy to meet in the city. We hardly could understand each other, through my rudiments of arabic and his less than basic english, but humour was uplifting communication!


Version française:

Il y a beaucoup de vendeurs de rues à la porte Bab Al Yémen, l'entrée principale du vieux Sanaa. Mais majoritairement, pas pour les touristes, et c'est très pittoresque. C'est exactement ce qui m'enchante, là. Les vendeurs de vestes le matin, les femmes somaliennes qui vendent de la nourriture à la tombée du jour, et beaucoup d'hommes, pas nécessairement occupés, mais juste assis, bavardant, buvant un thé, ou mâchant du qat. J'aime rester dans les parages, et profiter simplement de cette athmosphère.

Mohammed est un vendeur de vestes. Ayant bon coeur, humble, avec un sourire franc et sincère, il était l'une des personnes que j'étais heureuse de rencontrer dans la vieille ville. Nous pouvions difficilement nous comprendre, à travers mes rudiments d'arabe et son anglais plus que basique, mais l'humour transcendait la communication!

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  • Copyright: Marine Rebillout (eversmile) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 864 W: 518 N: 1921] (11636)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-03-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/74099368.0
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-12-20 2:22
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