October 02, 2006

Roasted Vegetables - #32


I've shown you a little of Deira's fish market, now here is a character from Ras Al Khor's fruit and veg market. Ras Al Khor is at the top end of the Creek and is generally known for 2 things - the used car market and the fruit and veg market.

Once again, the market is a covered, yet open air affair. This, as you may guess, means the temperature in the summer is simply insane. The roof is corrugated aluminum....

This guy and all of his colleagues were working so hard in this heat. They hand pull big carts / wheelbarrows around the market. Each customer gets a man with a barrow to help.

This guy's face tells a million tales... and not one of them involves the word blooop or the discussion of world invasion.

6 comments:

Eric said...

I read the good news on a comment you left somewhere about the UAE unblocking Flickr! You should be very pleased. Excellent photo as well (and as usual!).

Nathalie said...

What a wonderful portrait. And yes, this is the face of the middle east that the world needs to see, a friendly and open one. This photo should go around the world !!!

Jing said...

great portrait!So artistic~~
:)
Live face carved with the time,experience,and stories...
Um...I like photos about people.Because of the people,our world is very interesting and diversiform.
...Jing

Curly said...

He looks remarkably happy to be working in such conditions. His features exude friendliness.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your photos are great, captions evocative. I am SO home-sick for the Gulf region, and although I actually lived in Doha and only visited Dubai a few times, it reminds me .... enjoy your time there, and I will enjoy it vicariously! Thanks again.
An Ex-pat Nomore.

Meg Nakagawa said...

Lovely portrait. But do you have to buy a barrow-full of fruit and veg, or can you throw the car in, too?