Sunday, June 8, 2008

Mountain Men

Mt Hagen, where men are men........and hats are popular!!!





This gentleman is wearing the famous Highland Hat. I bought one each for my Dad and He-Who-Doesn't-Blog!!
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I will continue to post Mt Hagen photos this week !!!

I am actually "down the road" all week working in Goroka - home of the Asaro Mud Men (check this photo out ) ....and yes I am sick of airports!!!

Catch you all next week.

20 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

I've just spent a pleasent hour reading up on Asaro Mudnen... there can look very scary, but they story was fun to read. I came across a picture of our Queen being driven by them ..
You comment today was excellent and had me and others laughing... I have replied to it and when you get the chance Jules pop back and read my reply... sorry to seethe Vietnam blog had finished.. but all GOOD thing must come to an end..
All the best and I'll catch up with you again tomorrow.. keep safe.. and remember 'Mud Sticks ;o)

M.Benaut said...

Ripper hats, Jules. I particularly liked the hats of the Asaro Mud men; complete with teeth !!
At least you could see them coming on a dark night.

Jilly said...

Fabulous portraits, Jules. Such fascinating faces - and hats!

photowannabe said...

Hang in there...will be here when you return.
I am so taken with that first shot of the man. He has such character lines in his face.

Neva said...

Isn't it amazing what a fashion statement the hats make? too fun. Hope all is well with you!

Jules said...

Hi All -
The people in Mt H are a photographers delight. I wish I'd had my camera at the market - the faces were stunning. My PNG colleagues wouldn't let me take my camera and were worried about me even walking around the market. The school bus driver insisted he come with me (which was great as he was a really nice man and I'm sure the prices were better with him beside me), but the people were so welcoming and so lovely I was really upset I had left the camera at the hotel!!!

alicesg said...

Lovely portrait of people's photo. Have a nice weekend.

USelaine said...

I wonder what your colleagues thought might happen! Great faces and "street fashion" to see. 8^)

Marie said...

Ah ah what do you mean by "men are men"? :-))

Squirrel said...

Nice portraits, and nice hats too. Nyack is very tropical today--I was out watching boats on the river earlier, and thought of you.

Kim said...

Jules, these are such strong portraits and I especially love the ones where your subjects are looking right at you. You've captured a bit of magic in these! Happy trails,
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Chuck Pefley said...

Those two men modeling hats for you have wonderful faces ... so wise looking.

Donna said...

Colorful Hat!! What is the thing the man is holding up? Happy day sweetie!!hughugs

Willow said...

Diesel is finally and truly a universal brand! Love it!

Your photos of flying in to Mt. Hagen remind me so much of flying in to Wamena and other Balim Valley areas. Have you been there? (It should look familiar; the mountains are in the same range, aren't they?)

CaBaCuRl said...

Yep...you answered the question I was going to ask, Jules, about airports. Hope this traipsing around the bush doesn't last much longer for you...sounds way too exhausting! Get yourself home to your view, HWDB, your animals and a glass of vino!

Steve Buser said...

Your portraits are full of character.

Denton said...

Great portrait. His face is full of character ... You should consider submitting a few of your photos to National Geographic.

Julie said...

Firstly, I was taken by the lined faces - such character. Then I thought about the hats - beanies. I think men - especially young men - wear them so that their mother doesn't say anything about their greasy, unshampooed hair!

Good text to go with the images.

Rajesh Dangi said...

great shots!!

For The People said...

Those are some great captures.