Live always at the edge of poetic possibilty, even in the face of severe prose. - Walter Bruggemann


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

ABC Wednesday

I've joined a new blog group, ABC Wednesday. Each Wednesday photos, poetry, artwork, what have you is posted that features a letter in the alphabet. This week's letter...G. You can see lot's more g's if you follow the link here.

G is for...Girls, Gates and the Galilee
These three girls were in the city of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. All of the people throughout India loved to have their photographs taken.
This little sweetie was sitting on a street curb in Katmandu, Nepal. She was sitting alongside another little girl then, they were sitting on my lap!
These girls begged me to take their picture on the same street in Katmandu.
This beautiful girl was at a sidewalk school in Hyderbad, India. These schools were set up by Friends of Christ in India a mission outreach of Greenfield Hill Congregational Church in Fairfield, CT. The families are pavement dwellers and the parents are rag pickers. Often the children are sent out to work at a very young age. The school is designed to combat child labor and give the children an education.
This young girl lives in Darajat, a Bedouin village in the Negev. I spent a week with a friend living with a host family learning Arabic.
I found this girl in the town of Nuewiba in the Sinai.
And this girl was selling jewelry.
I've just moved back from a year in Jerusalem. Here are a few shots of the GATES surrounding the Old City. This one is New GATE.
Here's Jaffe GATE.
and GOLDEN GATE.
Damascus GATE.
And here we have Dung GATE which leads to the Kotel.

Finally, the sun rises over the Sea of Galilee.

13 comments:

leslie said...

Those girls are SO cute! And the gates are something I'd love to see some day! Well done! :D

Dina said...

God's greetings and welcome to ABC Wednesday's G day, Suzanne. Great gates and girls you give us.
I remember from Darajat how kids would always gravitate to your lap and camera.
Shalom shalom.

The Mulligan Family said...

Your photos are gorgeous, as are your subjects. What beautiful girls. And, a perfect post for ABC Wednesday. Thanks for visiting my site and your comments. You should definitely try some of the recipes. They're yummy, if I don't mind saying so myself! :-)

photowannabe said...

Beautiful portraits of those girls. I was in Jerusalem in 2001. I loved seeing all the different gates and the Sea of Galliee

mrsnesbitt said...

Once again I am taken to another part of the world all before 8am! This is what ABC is all about.
Thanks so much.
Dxx

gaz said...

this is a lovely post - a glimpse into another's life.

Reader Wil said...

These little girls really make me hope and pray that they will have happy lives. The photos are very, very good. It's great that you joined ABC! Welcome.

Tommy said...

nice post for "G"

Bear Naked said...

Welcome to ABC Wednesday.
Your photos of the Girls of this area of the world are Great.

Bear((( )))

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

I came to this site from Dina's Jerusalem Daily Photo. I'm very much enjoying your ABC Wednesday post.

The portraits of the girls are lovely! The gates are fabulous and the Sea of Gailiee photo is just beautiful!

Suzanne said...

Thank you everyone!

Anu said...

They are adorable pictures of little girls. I simply love them.
And I'm seeing the photos of the gates in Jerusalem for the first time. Your golden sky is gorgeous.

Thank you for your visit to my G = Gateway Of India

Rinkly Rimes said...

It was clever of you to decide on the word GIRLS as there are so many of them in the world! And your pictures of the Sea of Galilee are very peaceful.