A Snapshot of My Hometown

My pick for today’s post is a photo of an old man carrying groceries. I like this scene because it represents a slice of what I see everyday in my hometown. unfinished buildings, writing on the walls, narrow streets, slopes, cracks everywhere and bread in everybody’s daily grocery bags.

It’s those little things that I never observed before I got into photography. You live in a place long enough, your mind starts to internalize how that place looks like and eventually you won’t be looking at it twice, you’ll be relying on your memory to see it, not your eyes. Holding a camera blocks my memory and forces me to truly see the details that memory doesn’t bother to register.

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Traditional Market

Last November, I visited a Tunisian traditional market in Nabel (a governorate in Tunisia). I took a few pictures of the traditional crafts available there.

Most of the products have roots in Tunisian and Mediterranean heritage.

I’m too tired to write about the day. I’ll just post the photos and be done with this post so I can get some sleep. -_-

We finally get to Nabel. Then as usual, I bring out the camera and start shooting anything and everything.

Now we get to the crafts!

I found an adorable cat. I baited him with my  left hand while I took the pic with the other.

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After Nabel and its traditional market, we went to Friguia Park but that’s for another post.

On the way home, in the bus, through the window: