On the day after the Amman wedding (the subject of MBs previous post), MB met up with a young Jordanian friend who also happened to live in Amman. As good fortune would have it, MB’s young friend and some pals were taking part in a Red Bull-sponsored Soapbox Cart Race on a sloping street in a supurb of the city not too far from MBs hotel.
There were steep embankments on either side of the race-road which made for a nice vantage point from which to watch the occasion and to take some shots, as MB did. The temps were quite hot on the day, so after taking some shots down at street level, MB made his way up one of the embankments, perched himself under a leafy branch and chatted to the local police guys who were on security duty. The police guys job was actually to keep people like MB away from the embankments for safety reasons, but upon seeing MBs camera & zoom lens, and upon hearing his explaining (in pigeon Arabic) that he had a friend in the race, the police guys cut some slack to MB and complimented MB on his excellent (mumtaz) Arabic language skills!
Thanks to young Jordanian friend HEM for the invitation and hospitality on the day. The following are a selection of MB shots which give a flavour of the scenes and the occasion: