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© Carlo Pagan
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One day like so many others a the public gardens.
An oldie sat on the bench,alone, ignored by everybody. Surrounded by a "grey world" she smiles, happy in her small world composed by an old bicycle, a bag and her dog, her only faithful friend.
What makes her happy and makes her smile are that children that run among the merry-go-rounds having a good time, but none of them look at her, perhaps an uncomfortable presence for them...

Una giornata come tante altre ai giardini pubblici. Una vecchietta seduta sulla panchina, da sola, viene ignorata da tutti. Circondata da un mondo "grigio" lei sorride, felice nel suo piccolo mondo composto da una vecchia bicicletta, una borsetta e il suo cane, unico amico fedele.
Quello che la rende felice e la fa sorridere sono quei bambini che corrono tra le giostre e si divertono, ma nessuno di loro si accorge di lei, forse una presenza scomoda per loro...

38 responses

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo said (20 Oct 2009):

    bello il testo e la foto, bravo carlo!!!

  • lowison

    lowison gave props (20 Oct 2009):

    MI piace questo tuo "guardare" nel sociale!!

  • Jacobz Johan

    Jacobz Johan gave props (20 Oct 2009):

    sweet street catch!

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (20 Oct 2009):


  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (20 Oct 2009):

    Very nice character study.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (20 Oct 2009):

    this is awesome,,,absolutely a fave

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (20 Oct 2009):

    I did not know that you write aswell. The verse works well with the picture. I want to take her home give her a good meal and bed for the might. She looks life she needs a good deed done. She deserves it.

  • Stefania Mela

    Stefania Mela said (20 Oct 2009):

    Che bella! bravo.

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (20 Oct 2009):

    è stupenda...!

  • Robert Sand

    Robert Sand said (20 Oct 2009):

    Gentle, serious shot. Grazie.

  • Aelica

    Aelica (Deleted) said (21 Oct 2009):

    Risalta in modo pazzesco contro tutto quel grigio, e l'arcobaleno di colori che si intravede sulla ruota della bici è un bel tocco in più!

  • Adriana Carezzoli

    Adriana Carezzoli gave props (22 Oct 2009):

    Bella foto: per la composizione e per il suo significato.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (24 Oct 2009):

    I love the emotion in this photo - just lovely!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    This goes right to my heart..


    JOE FAILK gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    Excellent entry!

  • nö

    nö (Deleted) gave props (20 Nov 2009):

    i love love love this! adorable

  • ina:botao

    ina:botao (Deleted) said (3 Dec 2009):

    Wonderful and touching!

  • Njambi Ndiba

    Njambi Ndiba gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    Oh very nice photo. I like the dog's contact with the camera :-)

  • dp *

    dp * said (17 Jan 2010):

    This is such a wonderful capture. Great expression, companionship, pure joy of a being that has knowledge of a greater reality and meaning. Sorry MHO this is far from lonely. But!!! It's a great photo. I love it. dp

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (19 Oct 2010):

    This portrait speaks volumes about our canine friends.. their love often helps to fill that void (or lacking) of human companionship. A beautiful capture and a great entry for this category!!

  • Mag TY

    Mag TY gave props (25 Jan 2011):

    To you she's not invisible. That says a lot about your photography!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (6 Feb 2011):


  • Robin Perkins

    Robin Perkins gave props (8 Feb 2011):

    wonderful capture!!!!

  • Rajeev Jadhav

    Rajeev Jadhav gave props (11 Jun 2011):

    superb shot !!!!!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (23 Jun 2011):

    una scena davvero deliziosa, dà serenità

  • nils carlson

    nils carlson said (22 Nov 2011):

    Very good capture images that convey happiness trust in its simplicity.

  • M. G. Glez

    M. G. Glez gave props (30 Dec 2011):

    great shot

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (30 Mar 2012):

    si purtroppo la gente non li vede, grande sensibilità grande carlo

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (3 Apr 2012):

    A sweet photo. Love your narrative. So glad that you took time out to capture this moment!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (3 Apr 2012):

    wonderful and powerful image and narrative - and such a good theme entry!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (3 Apr 2012):

    Outstanding image and narrative, Carlo!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (3 Apr 2012):

    A whole bunch of smiling greatness

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (5 Apr 2012):

    One day the children will understand as they too will become old. Only then does one have time to see life and enjoy and know the value of a dog.

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (6 Apr 2012):

    A very touching image Carlo!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (19 Dec 2012):

    Most excellent.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (13 Sep 2013):

    What a beautiful portrait of this lady who does not let age get in the way to enjoy her life and to be content with whatever the circumstances..She has the face of an angel..

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (8 Mar 2014):

    I love your narrative and what a sweet, gentle soul she is....it shines through in this image....

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (25 Jan 2018):

    I came back again to take a second look at this beautiful portrait. If she rode the bike to the park she is in very good shape for a lady her age with a positive attitude!

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