Bohemian Spirit (Part of Glebe Tram Yard Series)

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Glebe’s Abandoned Tramyard Series: Sydney’s Graffiti Artists

A tribute to bohemian artists and friends. As artists, we are all in some ways bohemians.

Bohemia is bordered on the north by cold, on the west by hunger, on the south by love, and on the east by hope”. Bohemia possesses nothing, yet contrives to exist on that nothing. Its religion is hope; its code, faith in itself; its income, in so far that it appears to have one, charity."

To take the world as one finds it, the bad with the good, making the best of the present moment—to laugh at Fortune alike whether she be generous or unkind—to spend freely when one has money, and to hope gaily when one has none—to fleet the time carelessly, living for love and art—this is the temper and spirit of the modern Bohemian in his outward and visible aspect. It is a light and graceful philosophy, but it is the Gospel of the Moment, this exoteric phase of the Bohemian religion; and if, in some noble natures, it rises to a bold simplicity and naturalness, it may also lend its butterfly precepts to some very pretty vices and lovable faults, for in Bohemia one may find almost every sin save that of Hypocrisy. …
His faults are more commonly those of self-indulgence, thoughtlessness, vanity and procrastination, and these usually go hand-in-hand with generosity, love and charity; for it is not enough to be one’s self in Bohemia, one must allow others to be themselves, as well. …

-by Arthur Barlett Maurice
-Other write-ups are excerpts from different materials, some are mine.

Canon 5D 24-70mm lens f2.8
My image taken by Raoul

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