Go Back   The TrekEarth Forums >


Thread Tools

Great Mondaychild 2007-06-23 6:32

Hi Marjolein,

a very attractive photo! So many different strong colors. It looks a bit abstract to me ... even though it´s something very real!

Perhaps they wear these kind of slippers because it´s rather dusty down there ... and these shoes are easy to wash and clean.

You could have made a strong monochrome (black?) frame around it - a contrast to all the colorful shoes - but it´s also good the way it is.

Old 06-23-2007, 02:15 PM
iamback's Avatar
iamback iamback is offline
TE Newbie
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 98
Default To Mondaychild: Shoe cleaning and wading

Hi Gisi,

It does look a bit abstract - intentionally! It's also the first now (just added) in my personal "Textures for sale" theme; more to follow. It's actually one of the least abstracts of such photos I have, but that is partially due to the size of the objects. ;) You'll see when I post more of those.

As to the main reason for wearing these kind of slippers, see my note with yesterday's photo. Still you have a good point about cleaning shoes - when it's dusty.

But most of Yemen has two rainy seasons, and even in the desert areas there can be flash floods (sometimes with cars swept away and people drowning!). I was there at the end of the first (less wet) rainy season, and we had a few downpours while in Ta'iz. In those circumstances these slippers are practical for the opposite reason: they're not harmed by all that water (as opposed to leather shoes or sandals), even when the streets temporarily turn into riverbeds and you have to wade...
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:31 PM.

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.