What will you tell him

Here is a young  boy,  holding his father’s hand and looking at the memorial for the Berlin Terror Attach victims days before Christmas.

Christmas markets in Germany, like in any other country, is for festivity, happiness, share a laugh, share a story, talk about beautiful future. Residents and visitors irrespective of cast, religion, ethnicity, country they come form are welcome to join the festivity. It is about PEACE.

Why would someone drive a truck into this place and hurt people ? What were they trying to achieve ?

What would the father tell his son ?

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Messages written on memorial wall, to be read and not to be forgotten.

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Where the incident took place.

The concrete barricade were bought in after the incident.

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Don’t forget, Germany welcomed refugees, give them home, food and a place to live.

Lets hope for peace and understanding in 2017.

 

The deal maker

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Most of deals are made over the phone. The potential buyer from Oman or Qatar comes, inspects the camel and toward the end of the day, calls back to finalise the deal.

Sunset over the Market

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The sun was going down throwing its golden rays over the market. The curious camels were looking at me wondering what is that black device I am holding. Up above the top of the dune, sellers were telling the stories of the day. There is also two men discussing perhaps stories back home on the slope. They decided not to be in the main group.

This is a small camel market in Dubai away from its glitter and glamour.

The Market

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A group of workers erecting a steal pole to securely tie the camel for the night. Another group of men on top of the sand dunes discussing the days activities. Sun is going down faster than some of the sellers wish for.

There is no talk or worry about oil price going down, buzz in the air seem to be:

‘Keep calm and buy a camel”

Another day coming to an end in the Dubai Camel market.

A Coffee Shop

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Among the hustle and bustle of the local camel market, there is this colourful coffee shop sit on top of the sand dune. Deals are not necessarily made here but this is where the traders come to share days stories and the deals that made. Serving is mainly Arabic coffee, or ”Al-Qahwa’’.

The Keeper

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There is nothing more interesting than the landscape of human face. Is he a keeper of goods in his shop or keeper of the stories he carries ?

By chance I met this old man manning the shop which sells little bit of this and that.

Can’t forget to bring the quote of Picaso; “Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?”