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Mannequins Against Violence

1.Recently, I made a return trip to Zarca with Zohreh, escorted by Amira and her friend Shaima. My mission was to photograph the mannequins I didn’t get a chance to photograph during my first visit.

Zarca outing
Zarca outing

Zarca is the second most populated city in Jordan, Amman being the first. Many Christians live in Zarca which means the size of the souk during the Christmas season increases.

6.Before getting down to business and photographing the most unique mannequins I’ve ever encountered, we started our tour with cappuccinos and cups of corn

Cappuccino and corn
Cappuccino and corn

Zorheh shopped for wine glasses in the bottom floor of an antique shop that was filled with kitchen ware.

We walked from one end of the souk to the other, which means walking through a maze of crowded streets with an endless assortment of items for sale.

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All that walking required partaking in a mid-day meal at a family restaurant.

Dinner
Dinner

During all this walking and partaking I did manage to accomplish my real mission for the day: photographing mannequins.

The comfy chairs look awfully appealing when you’re tired, but instead of relaxing and gathering up energy for more “souking,” we took a cab back to Paris Circle and I walked back to my apartment, happy to be living here in my temporarily-adopted hometown.56.

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One more before I buckle down to work….

Tomorrow is the day I buckle down and immerse myself 200% percent in accomplishing my goals.

But before I do that, I’d like to share these photos of mannequins wearing dresses in a section of Downtown that goes on for blocks and blocks (click on any image for descriptions, a slide show, or to enlarge:

The next photos are of the Friday outdoor souk for clothes, Rainbow Street souk (similar to a Scottsdale craft fair), and the Wild Jordan Cafe – which was a gift from the Queen to Americans.

That evening I also revisited the hubbly bubbly lounge with Jose Matinez and Muhammad Abu Aziz in Downtown Amman.

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