Saturday, October 16, 2010

Friday Foto - October 15, 2010

Here is a picture I snapped today while sitting with Pae over two watermelon smoothies at a small cart at Souk Jara in Amman. Souk Jara is a small Friday flea market off of Rainbow Street here. We went earlier in the day, when the sun was at it's peak, meaning HOT, so there weren't too many people yet. Friday is their day off here in Jordan. So I suspect that the market would get fuller as the day wears on and the sun starts it's descent.This little boy ran over to the Swirly potato cart with his two dinar wanting to buy a swirly potato. I'm not sure what they are called actually, I just call them swirly potatoes. There was nobody manning the booth but the kid waited patiently, occasionally looking back at his mom who was seated about 20 meters away in the shade. He kept making funny hand gestures and mouthing something to her in Arabic. It was cute. Finally the worker came and took his order, sliced his swirly potato, deep fried it, let it drain and cool for a minute then sprinkled powdered flavoring over the glistening, still hot oil that it was cooked in! I got this picture of the kid holding his snack and handing over the two dinar to the man.There's also a picture of the kid, waiting for his swirly potato to finish cooking, looking up at the sun as if to say, "Why is it so hot! Can't you go behind a cloud or something sun?!"

2 comments:

mardenheyjude said...

The swirly thing looks delicious and the little fellow is so cute. I noticed he is wearing a necklace. Did you happen to get a look at it? I was wondering what it was. Have fun. Love always, Auntie

Pae and Guy said...

Ah, Auntie, the necklace looks like much of the stuff they sell at the market. The market was mostly jewlery when we went, they were still setting some stalls up. Here in Amman they sell a lot of silver and turquoise. That seems to be what his necklace is made of. Reminds me of out west, CO, AZ, NM area where they sell a lot of silver and turquoise! <3

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