Wednesday, Feb. 04, 2009

The Gold Souk

Central to Dubai's reputation as an international marketplace, the gold souk is home to 300 jewelry merchants. When Lancaster visited the souk in the middle of the day, there wasn't much to see — people-watching is best in the early evening, when the temperature is cooler and the crowds come out — so she wandered off the street, to an upper floor, where she came across this wholesaler displaying his wares to bidders. Shooting through the glass front of the store, she framed the salesman in the cube of the jeweler's scale.