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it’s September!

Friday, September 1st, 2017

 

 

Hi everyone!
How are you? Did you have a good summer?
My summer was great even if the weather wasn’t perfect…hubby had six weeks vacation so we had time to do things at home and a couple of short trips etc. And tomorrow we’ll escape for two weeks. First one week in Greece and then another in Spain. Can’t wait sun, good food and wine, swimming, being…

I’ll try to draw 29faces too. And to take a lot of photos! 🙂

 

 

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fNLT8gYFJ1Q/WZR9RqLm_lI/AAAAAAAAHg4/kd_4w_rmpx072iWpzW2y-iquEU4qz-GawCLcBGAs/s1600/29Faces%2BSept%2B2017%2BSM.JPG

 

 

This time I’ll try to do all 29 + 1 with one line,

 

‘Continuous Line Contour Drawing’

 

#1 faces Sept 2017

 

faces29 Sept 2017 #1 by BLOGitse

 

 

 

This face is also for

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

 

 

We visited Viljandi, Estonia this summer.

Viljandi is a small, walkable, green, cute city with lots of culture!

This is the first set of photos from Viljandi.

 

Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle

 

Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle_1 by BLOGitse

 

Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle_2 by BLOGitse

 

Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle_3 by BLOGitse

 

Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle_4 by BLOGitse

 

Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle_5 by BLOGitse

 

Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle_6 by BLOGitse

 

Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle_7 by BLOGitse

More coming next week!

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

 

desperate housewifes…

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010



self-immolation by women in Afghanistan UNESCO

picture: Self-immolation by women in Afghanistan
1st Prize Contemporary Issues Singles


This post is not about an American television comedy-drama series.

 

 

 

 

 


I read an article in New York Times.

“HERAT, Afghanistan —

Even the poorest families in Afghanistan have matches and cooking fuel.

The combination usually sustains life.

But it also can be the makings of a horrifying escape:

from poverty, from forced marriages, from the abuse and

despondency that can be the fate of

Afghan women.”


Burn-article picture by Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

picture by Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

 

Read The New York Times article here.

 

STOP violence against women by BLOGitse

 

There’re several organizations helping Afghan women.

 

I support Women for Women International

 

How about donating a xmas money instead of buying to yourself,

don’t you have enough already?

 

 




The Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Cairo, Egypt part 4. Al-Fishawi Coffee Shop

Monday, March 1st, 2010

The Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Cairo, Egypt part 4. 

Al-Fishawi Coffee Shop




Part 1. here  and part 2. here and part 3. here



Info about the bazaar in Wikipedia
Landmark cafe in the heart of the Khan el-Khalili bazaar
once the haunt of Noble-prize-winner 
(December 11, 1911 – August 30, 2006)
Wikipedia: Mahfouz did not shrink from controversy outside of his work. As a
consequence of his outspoken support for Sadat’s Camp David peace treaty with Israel in 1978, his books were banned in many Arab countries until after he won the Nobel prize.
Like many Egyptian writers and intellectuals, 
Mahfouz was on an Islamic fundamentalist “death list”. 
He defended Salman Rushdie after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini condemned Rushdie to death in 1989, but also criticized his Satanic Verses as “insulting” to Islam. Mahfouz believed in freedom of expression and although he did not personally agree with Rushdie’s work, he did not believe that there should be a fatwa condemning him to death for it. He also condemned Khomeini for issuing the fatwa, for he did not believe that the Ayatollah was representing Islam.

In 1989, after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s fatwa calling for Salman Rushdie and his publishers to be killed, Mahfouz called Khomeini a terrorist.[4] Shortly after Mahfouz joined 80 other intellectuals in declaring that “no blasphemy harms Islam and Muslims so much as the call for murdering a writer.”[5] 

The Rushdie incident also provoked fundamentalist Muslims to regret not having made an example of Mahfouz, one telling a journalist:
If only we had behaved in the proper Islamic manner with Naguib Mahfouz, we would not have been assailed by the appearance of Salman Rushdie. Had we killed Naguib Mahfouz, Salman Rushdie would not have appeared.[6]
Want to read more? Here, to Wikipedia
More info about Cairo

Do you like cafes like this?
Where is your favourite cafe?


Your first visit here?
You might think why the hell I’ve put those annoying watermarks on top of the pictures. 
Because an online news site misused one of my pictures.
If you’re interested to get any of my pictures without watermarks please ask!
email: toblogitse at gmail com

what women want…I'm single and want to leave Egypt!

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

what women want…I’m single and want to leave Egypt!
Previous what women want post is here


February 2010 issue of the What women want magazine 

includes an article 


There are many reasons why Egyptian women consider leaving Egypt:
– look for another job
– looking for better pay
– to escape society and its rules and restrictions
– to escape the pressures of society on women to get married
– adventure, to explore the world
The personal status of the women is usually either single or
divorced, as married women are
naturally tied to the fates of their husbands.

Popular destinations are:
Dubai, Qatar, Kuwait, Canada, US and Australia.
Whether the woman is traveling  to the West or to the Gulf,
she breaks the chains handcuffing her by the society of Egypt.

The Gulf although have become more progressive than before,
and open to single women expatries living there,
still occasionally can be a little hars to a single Arab female expat
living there in comparison to a European female for example.

To conclude, the decision to leave Egypt or not, has to be thought carefully, after honestly sitting with oneself, and assessing one’s priorities.
What’s more important, my career or my social life?
Can I tolerate the constraining social rules of the Egyptian society for the sake of living near my family?
If I do travel, and decide to come back, will I be up to the consequences?
All these thought provoking questions have to be answered, before considering leaving Egypt.

* * *


Are you free to travel?

Are you free to study/work/live 
wherever you want?

What have learned by 
studying/working/living abroad?

Man – do you think that 
“A woman’s place is in the home”?

The Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Cairo, Egypt part 3.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

The Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Cairo, Egypt part 3.


Part 1. here  and part 2. here

Info about the bazaar in Wikipedia
Hello world!

Do you like bazaars?
Where is your favourite bazaar?


Your first visit here?
You might think why the hell I’ve put those annoying watermarks on top of the pictures. 
Because an online news site misused one of my pictures.
If you’re interested to get any of my pictures without watermarks please ask!
email: toblogitse at gmail com

This is pure sh***** part 2.

Monday, February 8th, 2010

This is pure sh***** part 2.
Here’s part 1.
Sorry if you’re new here and wanted something more sexier or naughty or ugly…
No, this is pure SH*****! = = = > S H A R I N G!
This is PURE BEAUTY!
and something very special…Enjoy! 
The video is about 8 minutes but you do not see this kind of documentary every day, right? 


Voices of Cairo is a short film intended to act as a 
preview of Voices and Faces of the Adhan: Cairo
a feature length documentary film, audio archiving and multi-media installation project about the adhan, or call to prayer, in Cairo – 
a 1,400 year old oral tradition that has never been documented or recorded for historical study.


Voices of Cairo from On Look Films on Vimeo.

Using the adhan as the vehicle, Voices and Faces of the Adhan: Cairo
provides opportunity to broaden the understanding of the Muslim world in a contemporary social context.
Voices and Faces of the Adhan: Cairo
seeks to preserve and record Cairo’s muezzins and the adhans they recite in their entirety for the first – and only – time in history.
It is the mission of ON LOOK FILMS, by engaging and inspiring the viewer to reach across cultural divides, to help preserve 1,400 years of human history and contribute to a more peaceful world.


Anna Kipervaser
producer
ON LOOK FILMS


More about the film Voices and Faces of the Adhan


How can you help?

The Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Cairo, Egypt part 2.

Monday, February 1st, 2010

The Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Cairo, Egypt part 2.
Part 1. here
Info about the bazaar in Wikipedia
the main entrance

hungry?
it was quiet…about 11 am

new dress?

Your first visit here?
You might think why the hell I’ve put those annoying watermarks on top of the pictures. Because an online news site misused one of my pictures.

If you’re interested to get any of my pictures without watermarks please ask! Very simple! 🙂
email: toblogitse at gmail.com

The Khan el-Khalili bazaar: "doors"

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

The Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Cairo, Egypt

More pictures on my main blog: BLOGitse




Your first visit here?
You might think why the hell I’ve put those annoying watermarks on top of the pictures. Because an online news site misused one of my pictures
+ people are downloading my pictures without saying a word.
Now they get them with my signiture on.

If you’re interested to get any of my pictures without watermarks please ask! Very simple! 🙂
email >  toblogitse at gmail.com


The Khan el-Khalili bazaar: “doors”

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

The Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Cairo, Egypt

More pictures on my main blog: BLOGitse




Your first visit here?
You might think why the hell I’ve put those annoying watermarks on top of the pictures. Because an online news site misused one of my pictures
+ people are downloading my pictures without saying a word.
Now they get them with my signiture on.

If you’re interested to get any of my pictures without watermarks please ask! Very simple! 🙂
email >  toblogitse at gmail.com


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