Saturday, May 05, 2007

Pools of Sheki

A person is not able to choose a place of birth although religious people would argue that everything has a reason including the place of birth...I am not going to continue this thought since it will get too complicated…

Today’s post is about pools in front of every house in Sheki. Traditionally every house in Sheki has a pool in front of it. This is not a swimming pool but a pool where the family would keep water. They wouldn’t drink that water or wash their dishes but would only wash their hands turning on its tap or water their garden or pump that water into the water tank of their bathrooms for example. Usually the builders of those pools are the same people. I don’t know if this is the reason (or some other) of the same shape of the pool in every yard. Usually it is eight angle shape pool.

Anybody who knows Fenshui (Chinese philosophy) would remember that according to it there must be a water pool or some water in front of every house for better energy etc.

I think that in addition to some convenience and necessity reasons there could be a similar reason for Sheki pools as well…because history shows that whatever our ancestors did in the past had a good reason and was well thought through during centuries…

This is a picture of my uncle’s house and the pool that you see in front of it is the kind of pool that I am talking about…you would find pool like this almost in every home in Sheki.


Anonymous said...

I like your photograph today. I also enjoyed reading your narrative.

I hope you get to see the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak that came to Brookville, Ohio yesterday. It is the first one I have seen since we moved here 44 years ago.

Andreea said...

very interestin g to discover your DP. glad to have dropped bny as i know very little about azerbaijan. will be back

Ayten said...

Thank you, Abraham. Yes, I saw Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, it is beautiful.

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