I’m pretty late for the July photo round up, but it’s been a crazy few weeks.
July has always been one of my favorite months of the year, and not just because it’s full of family celebrations. I really am a summer girl; I love the mid-year energy, the excitement, and even the tiredness that is a result from the heat.
With that said, this is the hottest Ammani summer I remember. It is even hotter than the summer of 2006, which was also a World Cup July. The Riyadh-bred girl? Long gone. My tolerance for heat is now: zero. Yet, what I enjoy about such uncharacteristically weird weather is that it’s always easier to start conversations about it with even the most random strangers.
I’m going to attempt to do something a little different with my monthly images this time, and caption them. I know that many of you guys enjoy the anonymity of the shot minus the caption, but this would be a different way and it’s about time for change.
My brother Omar, after we spent an hour blowing up ballons for my mother’s birthday party. It was an awesome three-day celebration of her birthday, and this is day two. We got her a phone, and about time too, as hers was probably the oldest cellphone still in use in this city.
Day one of mama’s birthday celebrations. See the weird watermelon looking things on the table? We discovered this new breed of vegetable this summer during my mother’s daily work in Irbid. They’re called 7aroosh, and they taste like cucumbers but look like baby watermelons.
Yanone, designer of the Amman typeface, dressed in his workman jumpsuit because making typefaces is “hard work” during The New (Type)face of Amman lecture held in Masrah al Balad.
Can you really archive time?