- Name: Chris Chesak
Monday, September 12, 2005
While normally homogeneous, Iraqi complexions can run occasionally from nearly Caucasian-looking (we've seen lighter skinned children with red hair for example, children that make us wonder just how much of an influence the British might have had on the local DNA strain, although that might simply be a trait of the Turkoman people) to nearly African-looking. This family was notable because of their darker complexions.
On a separate note, notice the walk/driveway leading to the gate. Iraqi homes often employ this kind of stair/ramp combo, which I think is a great idea. Two ramps, just wide enough for automobile tires, flank the stairs that run up the center.