Nancy Merrill’s weekly A Photo a Week challenge has the topic of Work.
On our trip last year to Egypt and Israel, we had the opportunity to photograph and meet many people at work.
In Egypt, we witnessed several craftsmen working at their craft:
Crate maker on the island of Fares – he is the only person left in Lower Egypt who makes these mango crates by hand, which are greatly in demand. Here he works with one of the women in our group in making a crate.
A weaver in Aswan – many of our group members bought one of his beautiful scarves!
A snake charmer in Fares! I captured this scene with my zoom lens from a bus window – I didn’t get anywhere near those cobras!
We also encountered agricultural workers and fishermen on the Nile.
A young farmworker on his donkey on Besaw Island.
In Israel, we encountered more cosmopolitan workers.
Our guide, Hani, explains the architectural features of ancient arches in Jerusalem.
A bartender and restaurant worker in Tel Aviv
A jewelry maker at the Israel Diamond Center in Tel Aviv