March 22, 2009

Damascus Street Scenes
Damascus, Syria

A collection of photographs from a stroll through the heart of Damascus:

This is the Muslim answer to the American Barbie. I believe this "Fully" is actually a knockoff of the real 'Fulla'. Check out the brief BBC blurb on the doll. (also on Wikipedia)

Fulla, dressed in a traditional Islamic headscarf and overdress, comes with her own pink felt prayer rug. Tarek Mohammed, chief salesman at Toys'r'Us in Cairo, said: "Fulla sells better because she is closer to our Arab values—she never reveals a leg or an arm."

Comments:

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MB

April 28th, 2009

How's did the language bit work out? When I was reading your earlier entries where you were working it out, phonetically, it reminded me how similar the basics will be, from there to India.

Canada

Caitlin

May 12th, 2009

Beautiful photographs. I absolutely love the second last one.

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Anon

May 17th, 2009

Your site is so enjoyable and the photos draw me in so… Thank you for the time you put into this marvelous, intriguing site!

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