Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Grocery Carts Of Souq Waqif





If you are wondering who these men are, you could call them the grocery carts of Souq Waqif. These aged, wiskery men are some of the most authentic parts of the Old Souq. They tote anyone's purchases all around with such happy attitudes and contagious toothless smiles. They are happy to carry the whimsical packages for abaya clad women all over with no complaining, no worries, and for just a handful of riyals. They patiently wait outside each souq as their customer makes yet another purchase, and when the shopping is done, they complete the task with a trip to the car park. I often wonder what kind of life a man like this has.

I've decided that photography is my hobby. I love capturing the textures of places and people. Qatar is an amazing place with so much depth.

4 comments:

Kristy said...

And you're good at it! Great pictures.

Amy said...

Wow, and I'm impressed when the baggers at Dick's offer to push my cart to the car! I love the photos. What a great hobby.

Amy said...

I'm so glad this is a hobby of yours, because chances are I'd never have another opportunity to see that part of the world! Thanks for sharing. :)

ljanlyons94 said...

Great photos!