Monday, August 29, 2011

Sheik



Bedouin Week continues with this picture of the Sheik of Palestine. The picture was taken in the late 1800's. Looks like he might be smoking a cigarette.

3 comments:

  1. Interesting photo, his cigarette looks so nice a round for being hand rolled. It looks like his outer garment is a hide of a sheep turned inside out.
    I have never figured out how, having that much clothing on is cooler than only a light garment. I think it is something about all the layers, but I thought layering was for cold weather.

    Very interesting photos so far this week, keep up the good work PJM.

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  2. Can't get over how much these photos look like paintings. I don't know anything about desert dwellers, had to look up what Bedouin meant. Looking foward to the education this week.

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  3. Hi to all. I'm back from the land of no electricity. Too bad this rain couldn't go to Texas! Power just went back on. Luckily no damage or flooding.

    Regarding the clothing... I think it's also a factor of what you are used to. When I was in Israel the temperature in Jerusalem dropped to 75F. They put the heat on in the hotel lobby and the bellhops were wearing sweaters.

    These are, I guess, hand painted photos so they look like paintings.

    John

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