Photographer's Note

Sorry, I gotta do it to complete the butcher's family.

This shot, although not a technically good shot, I find interesting as more of a cultural differences type photo. I have realized, through my travels in poorer setions of countries as well as third world countries, that one major difference between these and the more well off countries in the world is refrigeration. A way of preserving food. If you don't have it than much of your day is either spent trying to get it (ice) or finding a way of surviving without it.

The one thing that gets me about this photo is the hacksaw hanging in the upper right. Six hours earlier I watched the butcher hacksaw these poor goats apart. Throwing parts everywhere. On the ground, on dirty scales and counters, on this table. Now, six hours later the parts are still sitting right where he left them. Uncleaned and as bloody as the second he started cutting. Just smelling alot worse with a couple more flies on them now. The hacksaw, cleaned meticulously and hanging on a clean hook in a corner of the shop.
...that and the one goat staring at me and sticking his tongue out at me in defiance.

Right now the butchers son is yelling frantically trying to get rid of his prime goats heads in time for the end of the dinner rush.

...and now the butcher's family not only spans different counters in Siem Reap but different cities, countries and even continents. The butcher gets around. - sorry Dennis, had to do it.

Some of his other family members if your interested:

The Butcher's Daughter
The Butcher's Wife

...and even a second wife caught by another TE member.

This particular photo was taken on Talaa Kebira just west of Dar Batha square. Sounds easy enough to get to, until you have seen Fes. If you go, you will be amazed. If you don't, you will have no idea what the city is about.

As I said at the start, sorry, but I had to do it for the butcher. I'll refrain from posting a closer view of the butcher's product in the WS unless someone really wants to see it...

..up next: maybe The Butcher's Grandma, don't count on it though

Thanks,
John

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