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I found this going through some pictures a took in the Algarve a while back (on film of course!)… It’s in a small town called Lagoa, whos inhabitants are not necessarily poor, but just awesomely frugal. It amazed me that they actually washed their plastic bags so they could be re-used, even though they got them for free at the supermarkets. Lessons to be learned!

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  • Xenia
    Xeniaalmost 7 years ago

    fantastic ! xx

  • midzing
    midzingalmost 7 years ago

    fantastic capture,,, love it,,, well spotted and shot

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 7 years ago

    Ohhh…shades of my mum!!! Its not only Portugese….lol! Wonderful capture, Bill!

  • Jason Moses
    Jason Mosesalmost 7 years ago

    I’ve never seen anything like it, billyboy. Great framing of the subject, too.

  • Amanda Figueroa
    Amanda Figueroaalmost 7 years ago

    awesome!! i love the colors!

  • Jason Moses
    Jason Mosesalmost 7 years ago

    The “door” is really cool, too. It reminds me of the local corner shops we’d visit as kids.

  • billyboy
    billyboyalmost 7 years ago

    Thanks guys… and come to think of it Mel, I recall my sister-in-law doing this a while back… and her hubby’s a doctor!

  • Rhana Griffin
    Rhana Griffinalmost 7 years ago

    I just showed this to all the girls at work and they reckon bloody good on them!! People tend to think that as far as saving the world they as an individual are only one person, and as such what difference can just one person make.

    If everyone took a leaf out of your bag peoples book think of the difference it would make then! We have to start living our lives the best way we can… our planet cries BB.

    On a photographic note however, this is damn superb! Love the solid blocks of colour interspersed with that wonderful colour on the fly screen hanging over the door!

  • Rhana, truer words never spoken!

    – billyboy

  • Hiroko
    Hirokoalmost 7 years ago

    very cool shot

  • PPPhotoArt
    PPPhotoArtalmost 7 years ago

    what a fantastic original image of an everyday item we normally wouldn’t think to photograph, EXCELLENT!!!!!

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