Abou Farouk by ruthmouch

Abou Farouk

Saturday morning musings.
There are days when I don't understand why I love the city I live in. We are in Day 3 of a strike by garbage collection workers, the piles of rubbish are engulfing the skips and almost blocking our roads. Jackhammers are incessant outside our front door as the road is dug up again (apparently for new electricity wires - can't fathom why we need them when we're short of electricity!) ....... Thank goodness for colourful vegetable stalls and urban art, for coffee and conversation with Abou Farouk as the guys at the station opposite his mini pavement coffee stall wash my award winning "filthiest car of the week" (they almost cried when I actually got out obviously not just stopping for petrol!). He entertained me with his little bird, insisting it perch on my finger and regaling me with stories of folk willing to pay hundreds of dollars to buy it and of days gone by. It's a warm 25'C today, with clouds, autumn is coming, Beirut doesn't allow you to spectate, you are forced to become emotionally involved.........
Love stories like that. Nice portrait
October 22nd, 2016  
he must be a lovely man
October 22nd, 2016  
A wonderful photo opportunity , love this picture a fav
October 22nd, 2016  
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Nice portrait, love your story. 'Right or wrong' your city?
October 22nd, 2016  
Great portrait. Love the bird!
October 22nd, 2016  
Wonderful words to go with this fascinating photo, I do love your tales of everyday life in Beirut.
October 22nd, 2016  
Love the image, love the interesting text. Fav
October 22nd, 2016  
Nice Porträit of the man with his curly beard and the little bird! Good that you are trying to be positive!
October 22nd, 2016  
Great moment capture with a story
October 23rd, 2016  
Charming portrait!
October 23rd, 2016  
Fabulous picture which coming from you is no surprise ever. Intriguing story of the complicated issues of living in Beirut and your ever present positive attitude. I admire your ability to find the good in everything.
October 23rd, 2016  
I love how you captured Abou's character and interaction with the bird.
October 23rd, 2016  
Such an awesome shot! And amazing story - both guy and bird are fab stars of the show!
October 24th, 2016  
Another fine portrait. Fav
October 25th, 2016  
what a wonderful description of your city.
October 25th, 2016  
Did you put in a bid for the bird too?
October 26th, 2016  
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