Rough Seas

Photo essay: Ships and sailors

by Parviz Forghani
No matter whether its 6 in the morning or 7 in the evening. Its almost always hot, dusty and misty. My lenses, both on my spectacles and my camera are foggy and blurred. If you walk alongside the Dubai Creek from Deira side, just after passing the floating restaurants, you will enter into the busy noisy crowded dirty world of hundreds of "lounges", small sized cargo boats, anchored tightly and untidily by the Creek and are either busy with loading or waiting for the cargo and release permission to sail >>> more

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Esfand Aashena

Nice pictures! Should b difficult2 repair & maintain these ships

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iraj khan

very interesting pictures

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taking me back to many years ago during my trip to Khorramshar.

Thanks for posting it here.

Jahanshah Javid

Ancient seamen

by Jahanshah Javid on

Thank you Parviz for this photo essay. These seamen are the forgotten people who have kept trade and commerce alive in the Persian Gulf for centuries. I enjoyed this glimpse into their life of hard work and few rewards.