San Francisco always seems to have a surprise waiting for me if I’m patient. I sat on a ledge in a little green space in Union Square across from Macy’s, and it didn’t take long for a wonderful few moments of time to take place.
Three women came and sat at a table to one side, and in front of me; a few moments of prayer seemed to be taking place as they bowed, sat, stood again and bowed.
I felt a little guilty taking surreptitious photos, and got caught in the process. There was nothing left to do but walk around, apologize, and ask them if I had permission to take a few more photos. They laughed, and agreed it was fine. They laughed, I think, because I first assumed they did not speak English, did the stupid pointing to my camera and then to them indicating if it was ok to take their photo…they spoke English….and I continue to learn when taking photos of people on the street.
I made some friends who were visiting from Sudan