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Retour de lessive

Posted by
Mhelene (Villiers-sur-Marne, France) on 5 April 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Route de Ksar-es-Sghir - Rif - Nord du Maroc

Sans eau courante ,il faut aller au point d'eau parfois loin pour puiser de l'eau ou faire la lessive !

Coming back from washing.
Tthere is no tap water, it is necessary to go to the water source, the river, the well or a spring to draw the water and make the washing !

" Ma vie au Maroc " " My life in Morocco "

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

This is a beautiful photo, Marie ... colorful and casual, but also interesting in this day and age.
It is a lot of work to do the washing ... and then carry the wet things home to dry.
The blue plastic tub looks a bit out of character, but are light weight.
Do the people mind having their pictures taken?

5 Apr 2009 12:38pm

@Judy: Thank you Judy !These women were very happy to talk with and they told that washpoint is at top of the hill ! I have to ask for a photograph and often they turn their heads ...!!!

k@ from Paris, France

Ton titre m'éclate :) Et la douceur du pas comme du paysage font du bien. J'adore comme elles sont attifées. Timeless women in their daily duties... Beau dimanche à toi, amiga*

5 Apr 2009 12:56pm

@k@: Oui le temps ne compte pas ...!!! Merci Karine !

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

A snapshot from a life I could not even contemplate, like a visit to my own ancestors past. Beautifully observed, Marie-Helene. The simplicity of life before technololgy improved/destroyed our ability to think for oirselves and interact with each other.

5 Apr 2009 1:02pm

@EYES WIDE SHUT: Thank you Paul ! You are right I often think that it was so 60 years ago in many countries still !

Veronelle from Lens, France

heureusement que les anes sont là !!!

5 Apr 2009 1:21pm

@Veronelle: Les ânes et les hommes travaillent durement !Merci Véronique !

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Superb photograph.

5 Apr 2009 1:34pm

@john4jack: Thank you john4jack !

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a fantastic shot, wonderfully composed and a wonderful scene

As for my shot today it was a closeup of a iron railing fence

5 Apr 2009 1:43pm

@JJ: Oh ...so I was not so far ...!!!thank you JJ !

zOOm from Paris, France

J'ai bien ri avec ton titre ! En revanche, cela doit être beaucoup moins drpole pour elles ! Et moi qui n'imagine même pas ma vie sans machine à laver !

5 Apr 2009 4:05pm

@zOOm: Eh bien oui ...il faut le jour de lessive et ça prend du temps !! Merci Florence !

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

This is a fabulous image...an interesting photo of a washing day, and the colors are simply great.

5 Apr 2009 5:44pm

@Nina: Thank you very much Nina !

Suzanne Labbé from Granby, Canada

zOOm - ni moi la mienne sans lave-vaisselle ! Bravo Marie-Hélène pour cette géniale photo qui en plus d'être très belle nous informe sur les coutumes de ces paysans. Merci ;o)

5 Apr 2009 7:51pm

@Suzanne Labbé: Merci à toi Suzanne !

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

A great cultural shot! Love the color!

5 Apr 2009 11:28pm

@Craig: Thank you Craig !

Bill from Belton, United States

As alway Marie-Helene the colors are marvelous and the location is beautiful. At 80 years of age, I remember that life was much simpler in my youth..... harder in some respects but simpler.

6 Apr 2009 2:08am

@Bill: You are right Bill !! And time had not the same value !! Thank you !

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Lots of work there... looks like a weeks worth at our house.

7 Apr 2009 11:14am

Pascale Kisilak from Paris, France

magnifiques couleurs, retour vers le passé.

11 Apr 2009 5:13pm

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Life in Morocco by Mhelene