My heart is torn between East and West. I live somewhere between the present and the past. I don't know who I am.
Just another human being biding their time on this earth. Passionate about current affairs, history, politics (particularly MENA region), religion, cute animals and food. Posts are mainly in English but I may post in Arabic/French/Turkish.
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An elderly Vietnamese woman in Hoi An whose teeth are blackened by chewing betel – a combination of betel vine leaves, slivers of areca palm nut and a bit of lime paste, all wrapped up in a whole betel leaf – fits in the pouch of the cheek. It tastes as bad as it looks.
“I spent quite a long time watching the busy traffic in Hanoi in wonder. At first it is just complete chaos but as you look closer little patterns and flows start to emerge. I felt it was akin to photographing water. Without the movement you cannot see what is really going on, so I chose to use a slightly longer shutter speed to add blur to the traffic to help convey the madness.”
"This was taken in beautiful Hoi An, Vietnam. It is one of the few places that wasn’t bombed during the Vietnam war so the buildings are beautifully preserved. This old man is painting small Buddhist statues behind the rails of a temple, from where he would be selling them later. The colours were the first thing that struck me, from the lurid green rails to the beautiful brown of his skin."