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"Give him alms, . . . by Rhoufi

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. . . woman, for there is nothing in life, nothing, so sad as to be blind in Melbourne"
 
Looking for all the world like a beggar with an alms bowl, this reclusive worker in Flinders Lane, had just finished the healthy contents of his Tuppaware container and was enjoying watching the passing crowds from the seclusion of a quiet, doorway alcove.
 
“Give him alms, woman,
for there is nothing in life, nothing,
so sad as to be blind in Granada.”

 
This real quote is from Francisco A. de Icaza, describing the beauty of Granada, Spain. It is emblazoned above the entry gate of the “Torre de la Vela” or Watch Tower of the Alcazaba; the oldest part of the Alhambra
 
Not entirely sure that substituting Melbourne is altogether appropriate;
but anyone having visited the Alhambra would have to agree with Francisco :-)
 


Candid Street Photography
 

To reveal art and conceal the artist,
is art’s aim.

Oscar Wilde – “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

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  • Rhoufi
    Rhoufialmost 2 years ago

     

  • . . . woman, for there is nothing in life, nothing, so sad as to be blind in Melbourne"
     
    Looking for all the world like a beggar with an alms bowl, this reclusive worker in Flinders Lane, had just finished the healthy contents of his Tuppaware container and was enjoying watching the passing crowds from the seclusion of a quiet, doorway alcove.
     
    “Give him alms, woman,
    for there is nothing in life, nothing,
    so sad as to be blind in Granada.”

     
    This real quote is from Francisco A. de Icaza, describing the beauty of Granada, Spain. It is emblazoned above the entry gate of the “Torre de la Vela” or Watch Tower of the Alcazaba; the oldest part of the Alhambra
     
    Not entirely sure that substituting Melbourne is altogether appropriate;
    but anyone having visited the Alhambra would have to agree with Francisco :-)
     


    Candid Street Photography
     

    – Rhoufi

  • Berns
    Bernsalmost 2 years ago

    Very clever piece! I met a very well dressed older man on the train last week, he had a little dog and a shopping trolley with him, about 30 mins after getting off the train, I discovered him in one of the tourists spots, sans the good overcoat (presumably in the trolley) and with no shooes or ocks on, begging… It’ss made me be more choosy abouut who I give money to, and I usually give it to young spanish kids that I know are sleeping rough, they don’t even beg, just sit there and look so miserable.

  • Thomas Barker-Detwiler
    Thomas Barker-...almost 2 years ago

    Fabulous shot. I see that Berns likes it also, that is high praise!

  • Sassafras
    Sassafrasalmost 2 years ago

    ….Good work!!! Love the b/w. POV, the clarity, that bowl and the quote.
    Very satisfying result, cara.
    A favorite.
    Great to see you working,
    ~sass

  • PhDilettante
    PhDilettantealmost 2 years ago

    the boots do look Spanish … ah, Granada indeed! :: breaks out in song ::
    Rather sinister in the beauty here.
    Sort of thought of the money to the Boatman who waits for us all.
    Terrific clear shot, Bernard!

  • Maraia
    Maraiaalmost 2 years ago

    this is impressive and mysterious… but it is also so synthetic and “crisp” that can even resemble a vignette from a comic. A very special work!

  • athex
    athexalmost 2 years ago

    Nice work Bernard

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 2 years ago

    I’m glad I read the description, I thought you were being clever and saying give him alms because he’s only got legs! ;) Fabulous work, so crisp!

  • patcheah
    patcheahalmost 2 years ago

    Love the POV and lighting. Intriguing image which can tell many stories.

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanalmost 2 years ago

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