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Monday, July 4, 2011

Playing Badminton in Burqas, in Brooklyn

Badminton in burqas
Photo by myself in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.

A group of young women enjoyed a game of badminton in Prospect Park, Saturday. They wore burqas and traditional clothing and scarves over their heads.

This is one of many cases where I wish I had my dSLR camera on me, for better detail. Drat!! We were taking Rupert on a walk and I didn't want to be weighed down with a heavy camera.

I have to wonder whether these garments keep you cooler. It's been very humid and rainy the last couple of days here.

I hope everyone's weekend has been a restful one! Mark and I hosted a barbecue on Sunday and will spend the day recovering on the sofa.

ps: Thanks to dear Catz in British Columbia for clarifying what garments these women were wearing (abayas and hijabs)!

Related posts: Playing Ball, in Red Hook, Brooklyn, Having a Ball, in Bryant Park and From the Sidelines.


Olivier said...

il y a de la joie de vivre dans ta photo, et burqas ou pas, c'est le plus important

Catz said...

Great picture! However, this dress is not a Burka. These girls are wearing abayas and hijabs.
I can't imagine that a burka or a abaya is cooler than shorts and a t-shirt!

Washington Cesar Takeuchi said...

Amazing picture Kitty.

Banjo52 said...

The women and the rackets are positioned perfectly! Excellent. It's hard to restrain a political comment, along the lines of, "See? We CAN just get along. We ARE up to it." But I won't go there. Or did I? Oh my.

khUthU said...

the idea of coverall is easily garments material. things is.. knowing wut to do, and how to get there. nice cellphone, kitty :) take care.

Marcia said...

This is too funny, not ha ha funny. Did you know Anderson Cooper, when he was starting out, was detained in the Middle East because he tried to film some girls playing badminton. I love the picture.

Also about ghosts - tell Mark there is a site that lists all the haunted buildings in NYC - http://www.liparanormalinvestigators.com/

Joanne said...

What a fabulous shot!