Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Saida's Treasures

A selection of sweets, olive oil, orange blossom water, goat cheese, and hand made soap from Saida.
Photo by Equalizer.

A 3oo year old soap mill turned into museum. Photo by Equalizer

Hand-made soap from 100% natural ingredients done for centuries in Saida. Photo by Equalizer

Orange blossom water used in various Lebanese desserts and white coffee (Ahwa Bayda). Photo by Equalizer

Rose petal covered peanut brittle. Photo by Equalizer

Saida is a beautiful and picturesque fishing village and also the biggest and oldest city in the south of Lebanon.

19 Comments:

Blogger teagirl said...

what country were these taken in?

11/08/2005 10:41:00 PM  
Blogger McArabian said...

Yeah, what photoflow said - this is in Kuwait?

11/09/2005 01:05:00 AM  
Blogger LaiaLy_q8 said...

i always thought that was an oliv serving plate in your first pic

11/09/2005 05:17:00 AM  
Blogger chatterbox said...

nice pictures :)
i love them all

11/09/2005 08:39:00 AM  
Blogger Stinni said...

Oooooh, olive oil soap.

11/09/2005 12:42:00 PM  
Blogger Sheba said...

Saida is a beautiful and picturesque fishing village and also the biggest and oldest city in the south of Lebanon.



Saida is a beautiful and picturesque fishing village and also the biggest and oldest city in the south of Lebanon.



Saida is a beautiful and picturesque fishing village and also the biggest and oldest city in the south of Lebanon.

11/09/2005 02:26:00 PM  
Blogger Sheba said...

ba3ad marah? :p

11/09/2005 02:27:00 PM  
Blogger Jewaira said...

Very nice, Equalizer :) Hope you had a nice break.

11/09/2005 04:46:00 PM  
Blogger ***Diamon*** said...

I am sooooooooooo jalous.

Have fun :)

11/09/2005 09:18:00 PM  
Blogger Alia said...

nice pictures...

i've been to lebanon about 4 times... but sadly never to Saida ... i liked the picturs, my next visit to lebanon i sure must visit that lovely city

thanks for the pictures

11/10/2005 12:12:00 AM  
Blogger La La said...

to answer those questions...THIS IS LEBANON.

anyway...fantastic pictures!

I miss Lebanon :(

11/10/2005 01:07:00 AM  
Blogger McArabian said...

Sheba - thanks :P Sorry, I didn't read that bottom part of the post for some reason.

Tara these pictures are very well done, did you ever consider doing professional photography for catalogues and brochures? It's really difficult to photograph simple objects and still make them visually appealing, you've got a talent :)

11/10/2005 02:45:00 AM  
Blogger Equalizer said...

Like everyone said Lebanon :)

Laialy: well you gotta think outside the box. You can turn a copper pot into a sink if you want to :p

chatterbox: thanks :)

Stinni: 9aboon ragee ;p

Sheba: LOL

Jewaira: Thanks it was wonderful :)

Diamon: I already did :)

Alia: Everyone seem to skip that city for some reason.

La La: Sorry to make you homesick :S

McArabian: Thanks :) I think it would be fun to do so. Food photography is quiet fun. The problem in Arabic magazines and menus are that the photograpgy is bad in general.

wv: ifqqdj (afqidich? :p)

11/10/2005 12:45:00 PM  
Blogger Sheba said...

yes sir, you are talented & ur absolutely right about food photography in this region. I think Mr. Udo's team (now called Photographics) are okay, they did our photos, and Kuwait Flour Mill's but still it is very tricky.

11/10/2005 01:36:00 PM  
Blogger Judy Abbott said...

beautiful photos

11/11/2005 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger Zaydoun said...

I think there is a hidden purpose behind the bad quality of food photography in the middle east. It's so people are turned off the food and lose weight, because God knows those pictures are so unappetizing!

11/12/2005 12:23:00 PM  
Blogger samboose said...

It's so funny because all the while I kept reading it as Sayeda (as in "woman" in Arabic) Until I read the last paragraph and was like OOHHHHHH!!! DAAAHH!!!

Interesting pics as always!!

11/12/2005 01:54:00 PM  
Blogger Lazarus said...

Yeah, these are great pics.

11/15/2005 07:51:00 PM  
Blogger Equalizer said...

Sheba: Thanks ! :) I am not there yet. Photographics? Did yours? I am not getting it. As for the Kuwait Flour Mills book, I think it is very nice, but like all others, doesn't highlight the food the way it should.

Judy: Thanks :)

Zaydoun: LOL yeah I agree, then the restaurantt owners / magazine owners complain about bad business.

Samboose: I'm sure you didn't eat a muffin or something for breakfast :p

Lazarus: Thanks :)

11/17/2005 12:41:00 PM  

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