Nostalgia is often the reminiscence of past time suddenly reawakened by an aroma or a memory. For the photographer Mohammed Nayef, nostalgia comes from “these little things that catch your eye as you pass by,” the kind of beauty that strikes him daily as he walks through the ancient streets of the Jabal Al Weibdeh and the Kuliat Al Shareah. Relics of a bygone era, the area has kept the look of an old city. Here, the buildings, the stones and trees still have a human scale. Out of fear, and probably out of anticipation, Mohammed Nayef records every detail of this part of Amman where culture thrives. The French Institute and the gallery Darat Al Tasweer can be found there among the small shopkeepers and old buildings that line the streets.
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