Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Light my fire

This lady was lighting her pipe with a stick from the fire, while waiting to sell her bilums and shell necklaces at the Japanese Barge Tunnel, on the Rabaul/Kokopo Road last week.

The pipe is made from a seed pod and a stick.


Thérèse said...

What does it smell?

ancient one said...

yeah, what's she smoking.. tobacco?

Jules said...

therese - it didn't really smell from where I was. it wasn't really burning much at that stage.

ancient one - yes I assume tobacco - it is grown around here.

Unknown said...

The minute I looked at your picture Bob Marley came to my mind, but I think their smoking habits are a bit different... :-)
The pipe is just great!
I love those photos!

Thank you for adding the link to my blog, Jules! :-)

Donna said...

Simple life...hard life...simple pleasures. Thanks for the reminder of how Very fortunate we are...Hope you're being safe there Sweetheart!!!hughugs

photowannabe said...

Sort of looks like Popeye smoking. Great shot.

Jules said...

Photowannabe - you are so right thanks!! I kept trying to think of what it reminded me of!!

donna - so true

JM - is it the hair or the pipe???

Jilly said...

What a character she is. Great portrait, Jules.

I laughed at your comment on Menton about hair blowing in the wind!

dive said...

That's a cool pipe, Jules!
And I love her appropriately fire-coloured dress.

Hilda said...

Very interesting pipe. Dainty too. Might actually sell well globally among female urbanites who smoke pipes.

Neva said...

I just watched a TV special from the travel channel about the indigenous people of your island.....wow.....besides bugs apparently you have to worry about being cursed as well! Lovely place to visit from here! Hope all is well with you and yours!

Olivier said...

c'est un très beau portrait que tu as fait.

is a beautiful portrait that you did.

Anonymous said...

I know it sounds dumb as in DUH but I wonder what Zippo means to these ladies? It is one of those things everyone needed at one time but now I never see one. Of course I seldom, if ever, see anyone smoking anything. I do see some mothers and fathers with kids in stores and smoke is pouring out of the father's ears.

I published a post about squirrels and other animals and some of the problems they have. I hope you can take the time to read it. That animals suffer and we do not seem to notice seems so sad. Look at my Dances on Sunshine

Webradio said...

Bonsoir Jules !

Elles sont toujours très belles Tes photos !

Je demande comme Thérèse : que respire-t-il ?
Hello Jules !
Always very pretty pictures !

Daniel Santos said...

execellent catch.

alicesg said...

Interesting people's photo. Thanks for dropping by my blog with your nice comments.

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