Standing in the rain (Khiva) by Marjolein Katsma
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umbrella, pink, rain, waiting, city wall, khiva, xiva, uzbekistan, uzbekistan umbrella


Rain is rare in Khiva.

But it rained that day, a sudden downpour from a sky that had been slowly darkening while I made my round around the ancient city walls. While I sought protection under the awning of a little shop, this woman walked out of a house and stood there in the rain. A moment later she walked off, having spotted the car that was waiting to pick her up.

It was a nice illustration how in Uzbekistan umbrellas serve as protection from the both the sun and the rain (though mostly the first!).

Part of a little story of umbrellas in Uzbekistan

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1
 

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Comments

  • Bruce  Dickson
    Bruce Dicksonalmost 3 years ago

    Nice shot … wall, umbrella and high heels

  • A quite fashionable Uzbek lady – I thought she was probably a business woman. It was as if she was posing for me for a minute, but she was totally unaware of me. Thank you Bruce! :)

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Jean-Luc Rollier
    Jean-Luc Rollieralmost 3 years ago

    Great shot ! Love the umbrella series!

  • Thank you so much, Jean-Luc! I’m pleased you like them, and thanks for adding this to your favorites, too! :)

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Ethna Gillespie
    Ethna Gillespiealmost 3 years ago

    Wow!!!

  • Dear Ethna, thank you for the fave and the wow! :)

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 2 years ago

    Love the solitary figure with that fabulous umbrella set against this historic wall.

  • Thank you for your nice comment, Wendi! I had to react pretty quickly here, as she only stood there for a moment – I still remember that ‘oof! just in time’ feeling. :)

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • eddiechui
    eddiechuiover 2 years ago

    Great capture Marjolein, the “model” made the photo.

  • I agree about the ‘model’ – who was totally unaware of me; she suddenly appered and stood there for only a moment, then she was off. Sheer luck. :) Thank you Eddie!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much, Robyn, for the feature in Superbly Visual! I’m honored!
     
    Sorry for the late reaction, I had some really urgent things to deal with.

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 2 years ago

    Wonderful image! Congratulations on it’s feature!

  • Thank you very much, Glenn! I’m glad you like it. :)

    – Marjolein Katsma

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