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A Mid-Week Break

 

The four horsemen?

(Rabat, Malta)

 

During our entire time in Malta, we often saw men in groups relaxing like this,

but NEVER small groups of women.  Hmmmmm.

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

The four horsemen?

(Rabat, Malta)

 

During our entire time in Malta, we often saw men in groups relaxing like this,

but NEVER small groups of women.  Hmmmmm.

 

 

 

comments (28)

Il y en a un qui te regarde méchamment. Joli traitement.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Martine. The one guy looked just as I was snapping the pic!
the last horseman looks like he is missing a few parts to mount a horse Ginnie... i don't know about the women... they were probably at work so that the men can hang around on the streetgrin
....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: It took me awhile to figure out that there were, indeed, four men here, Peter. HA! But, yes, I have heard others say the same thing about women in countries like Turkey, Greece, etc. Matriarchal countries, maybe?
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands.. just below sealevel.
  • 3 Aug 2016, 04:36
Fabulous picture and I love your processing.. Often I wonder: 'don't they have anything else to do'.
I wonder if they discuss 'the problems in the world'... while the women work, somebody has to do the job... I think the 4rth horseman is getting the beer.
Ginnie Hart: The 4th horseman was shy and wanted nothing to do with me. HA! But, yes, the women have a lot of work to do while the men laze around like this, I think?! Bedankt, MLMA.
  • Chad
  • Near Greenland
  • 3 Aug 2016, 05:41
I think that the women will be working hard Ginnie. No comment.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Chad. As we all know, someone's got to do it. grin
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Aug 2016, 06:25
I suspect this is a rather sexist society Ginnie: women kept out of the way, cooking, skivvying etc
Ginnie Hart: I'll call it matriarchal, Chris, and leave it at that. I've heard others say the same thing about countries like Turkey and Greece.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Aug 2016, 07:10
Yes, this is typical for the Mediterranean world - in Greece they are drinking coffee, playing with a chain of pearls, chatting ...
Ginnie Hart: i had a feeling it was the entire Mediterranean world, Philine! Thanks.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 3 Aug 2016, 07:42
these men wanted to go in and help with cooking and cleaning activities ..but they are so useless that they get kicked out to the door step and told to swot flies.
Ginnie Hart: I figured there was some method to the madness, Richard. HA!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Aug 2016, 07:49
I should hope not.. the women should be at home cooking, cleaning, getting things ready for the menfolk after their busy day of relaxing.

[Only joking smile ]
Ginnie Hart: Keepers of the gate, Alan? Someone's got to do it, right?! smile
They are busy dong the washing. cleaning the house, cooking the dinner etc etc...
Ginnie Hart: (sigh) Those were the days.....
Love your processing...good portrait street shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • jpla.
  • Anjou
  • 3 Aug 2016, 08:23
Le sépia leur sied bien
JP
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, JP.
A fine shot of these overstretched men.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Thanks, Martin.
They seem being exhausted Ginnie! Great capture.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I wonder what they look like when they're working, Richard? grin Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Not United States
  • 3 Aug 2016, 09:15
These blokes are a team of painters, Ginnie...just having a short break before tearing into re-painting all the facades along the street...the gals are all down at the gin palace...
Ginnie Hart: In your wildest dreams, Ray!?! HA!
The women were home doing the else and from the expression on this man, he thinks you should be there too.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Probably truer than we think, Mary!
why no women? that's no fair... were they left at home cooking? well it's a nice shot anyway. very relaxing
Ginnie Hart: These matriarchal societies leave a lot to the imagination, Elaine. smile Thanks.
i had to look again at the legs to make out the four of them, Ginnie! they may not be in the best of moods. but a nice bit of street photography.
Ginnie Hart: When I finally could make out that there are 4 of them, Ayush, I started laughing. So THAT'S where that extra leg came from! HA! Thanks.
I often wonder when seeing shots like this and also in documentaries if these men actually have jobs to go to.
Ginnie Hart: One does wonder, Brian!
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 3 Aug 2016, 17:28
That's it! Im putting Malta on my bucket list!! Wonderful post editing.
Ginnie Hart: You would seriously love it, Bonnie! Thanks.
Sexist comment...Wathchit you...smile
Ginnie Hart: Which part, Frank...the four horsemen???? grin
Where's the fourth horseman lol? The women are probably slaving away while the husbands are just relaxing? Not good!
Ginnie Hart: It's a puzzle, Charles, but all 4 are there. Look again! grin And I assume, like so much of the Mediterranean, it's a Matriarchal society!
The women are too busy earning to keep them!
Ginnie Hart: Sad but true?!
Alright, let me go and get my reading glasses again.
The 4th man is harder to spot than Wally.
Ginnie Hart: But he's there, LC, isn't he! It's a puzzle putting all those pant legs together/apart!
They are dreaming up a plan of world conquest...smile
Ginnie Hart: In their wildest dreams, Larry! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Aug 2016, 22:49
Going to my likey gallery.
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day, Louis. Thank you kindly.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Aug 2016, 22:54
Perhaps they were keeping out of the sun...
Ginnie Hart: Hmmmm. A good idea, Cherry, though I rather doubt it!?!
I do like the tones in this processing. It gives it a feeling of being a hot day.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael. It actually WAS a hot day.
I see this too in so many countries...the women doing all the work and the men sitting around drinking tea, coffee or alcohol depending on the country...and not to be stereotyping...just fact! Great catch with the one looking at you. Tres amigos!!
Ginnie Hart: I am learning about this more and more, Robin, especially in the Mediterranean area. Astrid attests to it, often, from her past experiences. (sigh)

There actually are FOUR men sitting there, but it's hard to tell. You can work it out by the pant legs. smile

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