The butcher. by ruthmouch

The butcher.

While Grace was at her french class I enjoyed a sweaty stroll with my camera! The ladies were busy buying provisions to cook lunch. The guy on the phone was taking an order and welcoming me into the shop at the same time!

Yesterday we had electricity all night, ACs were on and we slept well after 3 nights of misery. We should be hooked up to a private generator within the next couple of days. Yippee!

Thanks to everyone for their recent comments I do appreciate and read each one!
This is an awesome shot Ruth. Was the gentleman on the phone happy to have his photo taken? (I just love the detail in this!)
July 19th, 2012  
Thanks!!! Yes he was.....he was busy taking an order, waving at me to come on in, the butcher was exceptionally polite and we enjoyed a chat, and the lady was very pleasant too...a great start to the morning!
July 19th, 2012  
Fantastic shot of everyday life. Love it. So glad you had a good night sleep and that soon you will have the private generator. I am sure it will make a huge difference.
July 19th, 2012  
Such a great slice of life shot. Generator will be a boon eh.
July 19th, 2012  
Excellent black nd white photo. I'm so happy to hear that you had electricity all night and got some well needed sleep.
July 19th, 2012  
I love your images of "la vie quotidienne" in Beirut!
July 19th, 2012  
That's a real slice of atmosphere in that image. Great!
July 19th, 2012  
Wonderful candid!
July 19th, 2012  
Love all the expressions in this. Really has so much life in it. Good shot.
July 19th, 2012  
This is brilliant!.....Love the guy welcoming you whilst taking an order! : )
July 19th, 2012  
Good luck getting the generator - I've been on holiday in many hot countries and have never been able to sleep in a room without a fan or a/c either!
July 19th, 2012  
lovely photo Ruth great pov and a lot of detail very nice bw. photo
July 19th, 2012  
I like the subtle tones in this b/w Ruth! Normally I like more contrast, but the higher range works well in this instance!
July 19th, 2012  
Excellent shot.
July 19th, 2012  
Wonderful shot! We once checked into a hotel we could not afford after 2 days of no AC in Abu Dhabi ( in July). The kids were toddlers and so miserable!
July 19th, 2012  
Love their expressions and smiles, they are so friendly! Great candid shot!
July 19th, 2012  
Wow ... what a wonderful candid capture. Love the intimacy of this friendly place. It makes me want to see more of this country and the people. Thank you for showing us your side of the world, Ruth. It's fabulous! Happy to hear about you getting that generator. :)
July 19th, 2012  
I forget how different life is in other countries. We have such huge supermarkets in the US that the daily shopping for provisions is lost over here. We have farmers markets in summer/fall. But otherwise very little of the small shops like this. Nice capture, the black and white really adds to it.
July 19th, 2012  
Bep
Another beautiful daily life shot!
July 19th, 2012  
What friendly welcoming people they seem to be! Love your processing too.
July 19th, 2012  
Wonderful shot Ruth. tells a whole story.
July 19th, 2012  
Love this little butcher shop shot. You've captured such a great everyday moment. Glad you had your AC last night and that you're getting a generator soon. Yay for electricity!
July 19th, 2012  
wonderful shot of everyday life
July 19th, 2012  
I LOVE he guy on the phone, givin' you the 'thumbs-up'! Great shot!!
July 19th, 2012  
Great pic and use of b&w
July 19th, 2012  
Great sense of life. Love the owner' thumbs up, smile, and phone all at the same time
July 19th, 2012  
You introduce us to the nicest people. Another great shot!!
July 19th, 2012  
Your subjects all look so happy to be in the picture Ruth...much more tolerant than Westerners!
July 19th, 2012  
Great shot Ruth!
July 19th, 2012  
What a relief to know you'll have a generator and there is an end in sight. This is a great picture, and indeed a very nice portrayal of the shop.
July 19th, 2012  
Fantastic capture. Lots of detail in the story this picture tells.
July 19th, 2012  
Wonderful intimate shot, Ruth, and so well composed. I love it and your processing. It tells such a warm story it made me smile back at it, which earns it a fav from me!
July 19th, 2012  
Fabulous everyday shot. Love all the little details. Fav. for me.
July 19th, 2012  
Aha, I didn't notice the man welcoming you until I read your description! Very nice! Thanks for the follow...returning the favor.
July 19th, 2012  
Great scene. What a group to catch in their natural state!
July 20th, 2012  
This is such a wonderful B&W Ruth! There is a wonderful quality to your photos that I can't quite describe!

Sympathizing with your electricity plight! I have no idea how you get any rest with 100 degree heat and no air conditioning!
July 20th, 2012  
Really like this. It looks great in B&W!
July 20th, 2012  
Love your shots of everyday live there
July 20th, 2012  
Wonderful composed and interesting to look at. Fabulous job Ruth.
July 20th, 2012  
Another fantastic candid!
July 20th, 2012  
Love this candid shot, excellent processing too...fav!
July 20th, 2012  
What an amazing shot, Ruth! I love the expressions you captured and it's a great black and white!
July 20th, 2012  
glad you got some power! the guy on the phone looks more like he is pointing out the crazy camera lady than welcoming. : ) the two in front seemed so pleased that you are there. Nice shot...I really enjoy your shots of ordinary everyday life there
July 20th, 2012  
Fabulous real life shot. LOve the people in it having some fun and the hunk of meat hanging in the left corner.
July 20th, 2012  
There is SO much going on in this - wonderful ... I'm loving the guy on the phone and the big slab of meat in the foreground. Very fun!
July 20th, 2012  
such a lovely capture of everyday life
July 20th, 2012  
eva
Gorgeous capture of everyday life. Love it!
July 20th, 2012  
Thats such a happy vibrant photo. Love it!
July 20th, 2012  
love this photo ! Beautifully composed and It certainly looks like a very welcoming kind of shop. I think it looks great in B&W too.
July 20th, 2012  
Gorgeous shot and love your processing!
July 20th, 2012  
Nice capture - I like how they're all looking at you :)
July 20th, 2012  
They look so nice and friendly! Great shot!
July 20th, 2012  
Love the detail and processing. And nice candid capture of the man on the phone.
July 20th, 2012  
Wow, love the shot. Tells a great story, theres a lot going on, its very engaging.
July 20th, 2012  
this is lovely! looks like they are all so cheerful and welcoming :)
July 21st, 2012  
Fantastic shot Ruth. Hoping your power stays on!
July 22nd, 2012  
Nice shot, obviously they are engaged with you in a friendly way!
July 22nd, 2012  
Having AC and not being able to turn it onwithout it in must be frustating. nice old fashioned butcher shop and the people look so friendly.. great shot.
July 23rd, 2012  
I love the three totally different expressions on everyone's faces. :)
July 24th, 2012  
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