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Two camels and a hotel

Updated on April 24, 2012

It was a glaring sight. As the car zoomed through the road, something strange flashed across the horizons. It was really out of the ordinary, something you don't see in a cluttered urban setting where a built-up environment of tall buildings, residential houses and road infrastructure dominates the scene.

The fact that it was early in the morning when everyone was going to work, a good look was nearly impossible as the traffic was moving you along, but there was no mistaken the picture as the contrast was staggering.

Beneath what looked like a halo of a large international branded hotel, was a tent, two humped black camels and men loitering! The scene was almost surreal among the high-tech bustling environs.

This was after all the middle of the city with us busy people unable to see further than our smart suits, blazers and smog-laden vehicles. While tents and camels are frequently seen in rural areas scattered in the odd field here and there, there was no such sight in city life.

It wasn't the fact that the beduins were coming at all for in the midst of the city they hardly exist, no doubt being hampered by the bustle of urbanization and the odd bylaw, if enforced that is.

But here it was different. Among the patch and turf, and in between the Spring sunshine, someone, somewhere had evidently sought to hoist his tent right in the middle of it, and to hell with whatever one thought.

Two, nay, four glaring eyes, the camels were sitting down eating munching away the green pasture that surrounded them. From a short distance, the beasts were magnificently big but menacing, yet oblivious to the gearing up traffic that was congesting the area from all directions.

It was certainly a sight to see and remember! Boy I wish I had my camera for a quick picture.


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      Marwan Asmar 5 years ago from Amman, Jordan

      Thanks Khaled

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      Khalednusseibeh 5 years ago from Amman, Jordan

      Dear Marwan

      I enjoyed perusing the article which contained vivid and elegant description

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      Marwan Asmar 5 years ago from Amman, Jordan

      Thanks Sheila and Debbie. Its really nice to get such great comments, really a booster.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow what a great picture you painted.. wish you ahd your camera too.

      voted up


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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      I can easily visualize this sight. Great job describing such an unusual observation. Vote up

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      Marwan Asmar 5 years ago from Amman, Jordan

      Cheers Salim

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      Saleem Ayoub Quna 5 years ago

      This is the kind of details that no camera-lens can catch, but observant eyes can do a better job.In this case I am for breaking the -by-laws!Nice shot my friend.

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      Marwan Asmar 5 years ago from Amman, Jordan

      Cheers Drbj and Mary. Yes, the sight was saw overwhelming I just had to right about it. By the way Drbj the Oasis bit is a good one! Mary, its morning here in this part of the world but goodnight to you too.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Your description was very good. Good Hub. Goodnight.

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Wow, marwan, you so vividly described that sight I wish you had the camera with you, too. Was the name of the hotel, 'Oasis?'