just walk on, bye ... by SNAPPYDAVE
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Think about the caption and look at the expression on the young mans face top left side of the picture. What thoughts are going through his mind … he did walk on by … didn’t care (bye) … out of sight, out of mind. The beggar was still sat in this same position later that day (6 hours later) … Dublin is full of people like this. Ralph McTell wrote a great song ‘Street of London’ – the lyrics could easily be applied to any large city. Dublin, I found, demonstrated great extremities between wealth and poverty with little space or consideration for all that falls in between !!!!


Comments

  • EmmaLeigh
    EmmaLeighabout 7 years ago

    I love the composition here – really draws the eye. Such a sad reality, huh?

  • yip

    – SNAPPYDAVE

  • cinderella1225
    cinderella1225about 7 years ago

    I totally get what you are saying here. I went on a youth trip a couple of years ago with our youth group from my church. I was one of the chaperones and the trip was to San Francisco, CA. It really was quite an awakening for all involved. We stayed at an old church building and everyone camped out on the floor. Women/girls in one room and Men/boys in another. We took turns every other day for shower duty because there were quite a few of us…not all from our youth group…there were others from a couple of other youth groups. One of them from Montana and the other was from Oregon. We went one day and fed the homeless at one of the shelter’s in the area and also had the opportunity to sit and have lunch with them as well. A very sobering but rewarding experience if you allow yourself to step out of the box. Another day we helped a food bank stock up boxes for shelters in the area. One evening we drove around to different areas around San Francisco….Major homeless areas, drug and soliciting areas as well and we prayed for each and every one that we saw and even the ones we didn’t see. It felt so good to make them out main focal of prayer. One day we even delivered meals on wheels to elderly and aids sufferers. Amazing the places we went to…so dirty and run-down…not 400 hundred miles from where I call home. I will take that experience with me forever and we all learned so much and I don’t just walk by anymore and not look at them as if they are invisible. I look them in the eye, offer a smile and I’ve even went and bought some water and sandwiches to pass out. I believe we can all make a difference if we pull together…Everyone deserves to be treaten with dignity. Thanks so much for sharing this picture…it does tug at my heartstrings!

  • hey … longest comment ive received yet … i guess that pic worked its magic then …

    – SNAPPYDAVE

  • Jaybe
    Jaybeabout 7 years ago

    Nice comment Cinderella. Far too much of this around.

  • i agree … mans inhumanity to man …

    – SNAPPYDAVE

  • cinderella1225
    cinderella1225about 7 years ago

    SnappyDave…Yes it did work it’s magic for me :-) I guess I did write a book huh…haha

    Thanks Jaybe :-)

  • Ginger  Barritt
    Ginger Barrittabout 7 years ago

    I don’t even know what to say…this is wonderful

  • you said enough in that statement :-)

    – SNAPPYDAVE

  • mieclarke
    mieclarkealmost 7 years ago

    I know the areas Cinderella is talking about, I used to take many photos of homelesses with B/W. I usually give them some money and food when I feel like it….one homeless who has a cute dog is very familiar in my area, people always offer some old cloths, dog food and some changes…..but most of them are the alcoholics and drug abusers….This is a great capture SNAPPYDAVE!!

  • thanks … i think i will changeit slightly by selecting the guy in the middle background and colouring his profile … it seems hes staring in the direction of the homeless person … perhaps wondering what path he has taken to arrive at this point !!!

    – SNAPPYDAVE

  • satsumagirl
    satsumagirlalmost 7 years ago

    Hard realities…Vancouver, BC, has its share too.

  • :-)

    – SNAPPYDAVE

  • bluerabbit
    bluerabbitover 4 years ago

    Great street documentary shot. Dynamic composition.

  • :-)

    – SNAPPYDAVE

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