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Souq Mubarakiya

This has to be one of my favourite places in the Gulf.  It's certainly my favourite market.  You can find everything imaginable - all within a one-mile radius. This afternoon I had to get my misbah (beads) fixed, and therefore had some time to look around.  I stayed within the Mubarakiya area with not enough time to go to the Souq Selah and Soug il Bishoot.

I'm so pleased I finally managed to get the lovely straw-man of Kuwait.  Every time I see him there I wish I had my camera.  He was very welcoming.  Below are a few more shots of the short walk.

Reader Comments (13)

I love Souq Mbarkiya, thanks for the share, these are awesome pictures. :)

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick Semaan

Fantastic shots as usual!!!

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarzouq

A pleasure... Thanks :)

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Thank you...

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Love the DOF on the last one :)

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAbid

should the colors have been brighter...??
Great pics.. i loved the mounds of spices with bottles of VIMTO, Rose water and VINEGAR in the back ground

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermentabolism

Thanks :)

July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Yes! The zoom lens without a flash limited me in the low light...

July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Your pictures have a nice glow. I need to get a prime lens :P

July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMathai

Considering the low light, very nice shots. :)

July 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteriheartfilm

It's the cheap fluorescent lighting :)

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Thank you :)

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Awesome photos. Sure brings back memories when I lived in the middle east. I can almost smell the shops by looking at your photos.

September 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertishrei

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