Sometimes, when you’re on the move, you need to sit down and relax. I sat down at this sheesha place in The Old City of Jerusalem – the capital of Israel. my thought was to sit down and smoke nargileh (a Middle Eastern tobacco pipe in which the smoke is drawn through water) with fruit tobacco, but as it turned out, this was a sheesha place. I’ve always thought that sheesha and nargileh is synonyms for the same thing, but as it turns out nargileh is the fruit version, while sheesha is the strong, pure tobacco version. The taste of sheesha was disgusting: it tasted like tobacco – strong tobacco, almost like a cigar, but I found the whole scene interesting, so I took these shots. They’re all shot on ISO 6400 because of the poor lighting conditions.
On Friday I posted an entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge in my secondary blog. The quality of the photos were what Senator Clay Davis from the TV-series The Wire would have aptly called: “shameful shit”. Later I realized that I actually do have some interesting alcohol/nargileh/sheesha related photos, so I decided to share them:
This is a nargileh with fruit tobacco. It’s also called shisha, sheesha or hookah in different parts of the world.
In this photo I’ve blended 4-5 photos with different exposures together.
- Check out Deanne’s nargileh here: obsoproject.wordpress.com – Turkish Water Pipe