American Village

I found the website today for a new housing complex in Hewler, Iraq.

As you know, Hewler is also known as Erbil and is the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq.

The village looks amazing. The first thing I noticed is how Kurdish the houses look - marble, stone, etc.

Then I noticed how unkurdish they look. The houses are right on the street. Kurdish home typically hide behind a large wall and, in many places, there aren't even sidewalks just street to wall.

Take a look for yourself.

According to the Kurds in Sulemania, all of the Hewleris are hill-billies or hic nedew. It's fun to imagine it like a village full of the Beverly Hillbillies.

1 comment:

Tammy said...