Sunday, February 10, 2008

Rue riad zitoune djedid


Three Generations, originally uploaded by schmidwix2.

Sort of roughly translates as
"the new road of the house of olives".....
The old men are watching the world go by.
The child is in a hurry......
Rather wonderful bright rugs.
This is opposite our friends Cassie and Rebecca's caftan shop.

6 comments:

P said...

This is a wonderful photograph - I love your blog.

Sara said...

It's kind of an essay on life: The young one is running around, swiftly, the 30-something one on the bench is working and the old ones are watching the world go by. They've lived long enough to earn a bit of contemplative living! And the colorful rugs behind them could represent the colors of life....beautiful!

Caleigh said...

Such beautiful photographs and insight on daily life in Morocco. I lived there for a year and both your and Maryam's (My Marrakesh) blogs bring me back when I'm feeling reminiscent!
Congrats on the mention in Nat. Geo Traveler - well deserved!!

Paz said...

I like everything that's going on in this photo. I love the background, too. Congrats on your special mention in Nat. Geo Traveler!

Paz

Claudia Schmid said...

Good job for being mentioned in National Geographic my famous mom!

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for your kind comments.
The photo was done very quickly - wasn't sure if the people wanted to have their photos taken but looked so wonderful.
As Merisi has been saying in her comments - it is always best to be very respectful of one's subjects and I either ask or make sure they are in a very public space.