Balloon Man of Amman

Category: Spontaneous Moments


Photo and caption by Andrew Merlino

In a moment of serendipitous wonder, a cheerful balloon seller on a city street in Amman pointed his big, red balloon above his head, looked straight at me and gave me the biggest, most genuine smile I'd seen in Jordan. What resulted was an image of stunning aesthetic beauty and profound symbolism.

Location: Amman, Jordan


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