Lebanese people are known to travel the world, perhaps having something to do with their Phoenician ancestry. But as with any other country, there are the few who are left behind to guard the innocence. I mean the kind of innocence that is so endearing it borders and utter kindness.
This is the kind of old man who would ask you where you are coming from assuming from you camera that you must be a tourist, otherwise why would you want to photograph a stupid vegetable stall. And then you answer, something like Shanghai, and he then goes on to ask you if you know so and so who is married to so and so, whose friend travelled to China, and did you happen to meet them there? It is so lovely to meet people like this, where simplicity is a joy, and life is uncomplicated, basic, uncluttered with too much information.
Eyes like these are much more easily brought to glow of wonder.
11 replies on “Day 11~ February 11~ Lebanon”
There is great wisdom in taking joy from simple things
there is genuine love in those eyes
they remind me of my grandfather
The picture and your example simply supports one of my strong beliefs – the world contains many good people!
Looks like a very kind man. I love the elderly. Used to you would see old men sitting around country stores telling stories where I grew up but I guess hustle and bustle has done away with it as it is very seldom that you see anyone stopping to talk.
I absolutely love your wonderful capture of him. Very well toned. You did a great job of extracting him from the scene.
Yes, luckily you still find these slow paced lovely people around Lebanon and here where I live in Shanghai too. They are wonderful photographic subjects.
WOOOOW!! INCREDIBLE PHOTO!! I LOVE IT Love it!!! I saved it on my laptop 😉 It’s really incredible how nice your pictures are! Please may I ask two questions? 1) Do you live in Beirut or are these photos from the past? 2) Which camera do you use? 🙂
Thank you 🙂 No, I don’t live in Lebanon any more. I took this 2 years ago. I normally visit during the summertime. I use a canon 7D.
I love what you wrote about this man..
I agree.. this kind of innocence is rare..
Thank you Tanya! He really was the sweetest man 🙂
Such a happy . happy face.. 🙂
Thank you Antonio!