Urban Monotony in Amman

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    The cheaper houses look the same.

    Looks good on a black background I think: 'Urban Monotony in Amman' On Black

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    Featured in Explore January 14th, 2006

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    1. akaiam 102 months ago | reply

      congrats on making 2,880 views without a shot of a nude woman!

    2. @fotochap 102 months ago | reply

      Thanks! I hear you: I recently put this photo into a high views group and it was full of gratuitous nudie pics.

    3. akaiam 102 months ago | reply

      me too.
      nice to do it the hard way.

    4. More Altitude 101 months ago | reply

      I just love this- the repetitiveness and slightly off-set geometry is very appealing. Great capture of the essence of the middle-eastern city. Atmosphere, sense of place and high-interest. Quality pic.

    5. emilykaybachman 101 months ago | reply

      this looks unreal
      like a cardboard
      village! nice shot!

    6. Marius Muscalu 101 months ago | reply

      I like it...it looks like a texture...

    7. Baruda 101 months ago | reply

      I really love it.

    8. dublintimmy 99 months ago | reply

      EVERYONE loves this shot. Even me : )
      Used to live in Amman when I was young un. Class city. Is Sports City still there?

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    10. stufna 91 months ago | reply

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    11. Younes Burjawi [deleted] 90 months ago | reply

      very nice

    12. Epi Flavio 86 months ago | reply

      Nice one, I made many similar pics walking around Amman but it's not true that it's like the Favelas in Rio or any other shantytown in the world. Not even close!
      The buildings were built up against a hill, like in Brazil and it may look dirty and unorganized because of the enormous amounts of sand that are blown in every day but it is not as poor, not as dirty and most definitely not as dangerous as in Rio!!

    13. mohibfanek 65 months ago | reply

      Monotony?...that's a stupid comment.


      The only difference between these buildings and the ones in NYC for example is that the ones in NYC are on flat land....otherwise, both are cramped. The ones in Amman have marble floors, wider windows and a kitchen you can actually sit down and eat in.

      No one mentions that Amman, is a city on 7 hills...where would you suggest they put their buildings? Outside of Amman there are no jobs...no living.

      Earthquake? the same thing that would happen in Amman would happen in Manhattan...dont' hate!

    14. @fotochap 65 months ago | reply

      Thanks More Altitude!




      Thanks! I didn't see sports city. At least not to my knowledge.

      Thanks Igor that's really kind of you to say.

      Thanks Stephanie!

      Thanks Younes.

      Thanks for the info Epi.

      I am sorry the use of the word "monotony" appears to have been so upsetting for you. I have employed it in its literal sense - "Uniformity or lack of variation". I think that is a valid description of the way the houses appear from this angle. It is not a value judgement.

      I am not sure where the connection with New York comes from, or the inference that these buildings are cramped. I don't think the people who live here should put their houses somewhere else. I am not sure why you make a comparison between the possible effects of an earthquake here and in New York.

      I certainly am not expressing any "hate" here.

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    16. coltish1 60 months ago | reply

      i like.. my neighbourhood looks the same .. i live in Jerash :p

    17. pretphoto 56 months ago | reply

      curiosa arquitectura

    18. rainer.kiefer 53 months ago | reply

      beautiful capture....well done !!
      greetings from germany ...

    19. giacomos50at 38 months ago | reply

      Incredible....all the same color!

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