Weekly Photo Challenge: “Foreign”

The photo challenge this week is “Foreign”, in a complete sense: outside our nation, outside our culture, outside our history…Even something that is out of place somehow…

I have been thinking about this, and I agree with most of my colleagues…”Foreign” is an absolutely subjective concept…It depends on one´s  age, one´s experience, one´s cultural background…Things that shocked me when I was younger I look now with a smile on my face…

But…Still….I have  found things that I can label as “foreign” to me…

Taking into consideration I am Spanish….In Spain we do not have to pay attention neither to dromedaries…(seen in Egypt)

…Nor to tortoises…I bet there are some, but not big enough to disturb us when driving out…(seen in Turkey)

…As some of you know, I am Basque…But I have never seen on the walls of my city instructions about how to take care of a gun…(seen in West Jerusalem)

This has nothing no do with me being Spanish… We were in Petra, it was August, it was noon…You can imagine…Almost 47º…! And she appeared like that, even with gloves!! (It was 2010; Michael Jackson was no longer among us…)

…And then, back in Jerusalem, I took this shot from the bus, crossing Mea Shearim…I had the feeling we went back in time some years…

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