Sunday, November 15, 2009

Carrying the Banner

My father took this photo when we were in Luxor. You mean your local newsie doesn’t carry his papes this way? Weird.

19 comments:

Connie said...

I was always awed at the people's ability to carry on their heads, as well as the sheer variety of stuff carried that way!

Corinne said...

Every morning, we goes where we wishes, we's as free as fishes... in the Nile? (Hrmmm.)

thanks for getting Newsies stuck in my head. May have to sing Seize the Day all morning and drive hubby nuts.

LadyFi said...

Love it! And it's much better for the back too...

Bluefish said...

I'm always amazed at people who can carry their stuff on their heads.

BLOGitse said...

hahah, I carry books, laundry, water etc. like that!
oooops, just kidding!
Have a great SundayMonday! :)

Protege said...

It has always amazed me how they do it; and that they do not damage their spine;)
xo

Nicole said...

That's a Gem :D!
Nope,ours only carry them under the arm, whimps :)
I saw a waiter carry beer on his head the other day though.
Thanks for reminding me to post the pic soon :)

Suburban Princess said...

Love it!

مى said...

Very true, egyptians are experts at balancing things over their heads!

You should see the women who carry big water containers on their heads, AND a child on their arm!

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/HU6121-001/Hulton-Archive


Women RULE! :D

Marie-Jolie said...

Just think... if we all adopted this method we could knit and deliver papers at the same time! :)

Sandy said...

I just want his posture!

Brenda said...

Love it!

blueviolet said...

I've always found that balancing skill fascinating!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Sandy...what great posture! Our paper person usually throws the paper towards the door and usually misses the neighbourhood(but maybe I shouldn't mention that we get one delivered!).
merthyrmum

Gabrielle said...

I love that photo! My mom was in Africa a few years ago, building a school and she has so many photos of people carrying things (easily) on their heads, it's wonderful.

staceyjwarner said...

LOL! Looks perfectly normal to me!

much love

Gaston Studio said...

Great photo!

sprinkles said...

I would think all those papers would be very heavy! Well, at least his hands are free.

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

That's awesome!