Friday, 9 September 2011

The Lunch Line


I spotted this formidable woman a year or so ago up in the beautifully verdant Ourika Valley, the foothills of the Atlas Mountains.  She was waiting in the sun for her lunch - a delicious tagine of chicken or meat (probably goat) and vegetables.

I love this photo and have been waiting for the right time to post it.  I am linking up with The Walk in the Street challenge after seeing it on Tatjana`s incredible blog - full of stunning black and white photography. Hop over and take a look at both blogs and see some fabulous images.

*Edited to add  that she is wearing a djelleba, which is the traditional outerwear for men and women.  I find it interesting that I didn`t mention it when I wrote the post.  I guess it`s because it now seems completely normal for me to see it.  While not every woman wears a djelleba, it is a daily sight and my mother in law would never be seen outside without one. It`s a great cover up - if you need to run out to the shops, you just throw it over whatever you are wearing in the house!

16 comments:

two hippos said...

what a lady, just adore her tunic. All that wonderful gold embroidery and embelishment!

Leanne said...

This is a great shot- her outfit is amazing!

Elizabeth said...

She does look a bit fierce
but I bet the tagines are worth it!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

You're awesome. You're great. THE BIGGEST THANK YOU for the mention and praises on my blog and my photos.
Excellent photography of this woman who looks like it is from another time.

Regards and best wishes

Flying Blind... said...

Great picture; did you then have to run away!! Scary!

Ellie said...

She is quite scary looking isn't she, although I love what she is wearing. It's an amazing colour.

Little Island Quilting said...

I have this urge to say something humourous but feel it may be inappropriate.
So I won't ;-)

Catherine said...

wow, surely they must boil to death wearing those in the heat. They look stunning however

susan said...

I wouldn't argue with her! But bet the food was fantastic.

LatteLisa said...

I wouldn't mess with that lady!!! But something tells me she has a soft side too.

Fabulous photo. One of those which say one thousand words.

Have a wonderful weekend Annabella ;-)

demie said...

indeed a very good photo! not only the powerful lady but also the colors. some kind of movement while everything stands still... wonderful : )

Lesley said...

Love this picture. I wouldn't be arguing with her over anything - just take my food and go!

Amanda ~ Blue LaReve said...

Looks like a very strong woman, but I imagine when she laughs, it's deep, and when she smiles, it lights up her eyes.

These colors are so gorgeous! I always love your photos of your part of the world!

ladyfi said...

This is such an expressive photo! Wonderful capture.

TexWisGirl said...

she does have a formidable look! lovely photo!!!

Sivinden said...

Wonderful photo!