Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Craftsmanship


While on a shopping trip with friends in Old Cairo we saw this man repairing folding chairs with new seats and backs. The sticks to his right are parts of garden umbrellas. Good repairs on things here are not very expensive and most people will repair rather than replace.

5 comments:

brattcat said...

The collection of things to his right looks disorganized but I bet he can put his hand on precisely what he needs without much trouble at all.

Isabella said...

I like that attitude.

Michael Lockridge said...

I tried to have an umbrella repaired here in the United States. It is hard to find anyone who can/will do the work, and the cost far exceeds the cost of a new umbrella.

Different worlds in many ways.

Mike

Glennis said...

We just generally throw out broken chairs and umbrellas, he must be a very patient man to be able to fix such things, repairs of that nature would be very expensive here if you could find an umbrella repairman!

Mary Ann said...

That's true in Beirut also. It's not very expensive to have a couch reupholstered or a shoe resoled--new things by contrast . . .

Thanks for the picture!