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!