Today I’m featuring superb B&W photograph of woman from Hattusa in Turkey. Taken by Corinne Vail from Reflections Enroute Blog. I usually do not host black and white pictures in this series, not really sure why. Maybe because travellers usually take colourful photos. Or simply taking black and white pictures is much more difficult. Black and white photographs must be impeccable because you can see every single little flaw on them!
Picture Story: Spinach woman in Hattusa, Turkey
Anxious to get out of the house on a warm spring day, we drove to the Hittite site of Hattusa. We love looking at ruins, old rocks, foundations of temples and houses, imagining how life was back a few thousand years ago, but this day was just a little different.
In Turkey, it’s no big deal to see a shepherd with a flock of sheep, a few cows, a couple of dogs, and maybe even a donkey munching away on the grasses in an archaeological site.
It’s normal, but on this day there were people everywhere, all bent over and picking something. Curious, we asked this woman, who was filling her skirt with little green shoots, what everyone was gathering. Spinach. Wild, baby spinach. She was very excited about it. She and her daughter had picked quite a bit. We chatted for a few minutes, but the call of the spinach got to her and she went right back to work, giving us a friendly wave goodbye.