The Soul of the City

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© Andrea Petersen
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In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind...
Job 11: 10

The soul of the city
Might be anyone
Imprisoned by pity,
Inside its panopticon,
Observed from beyond,
Who is here and then gone.
.Poetry by me, AJP

I shot this image in down town Minneapolis on a visit there on March 17, 2011. The man on the bench looking down, immersed in his own thoughts and the tall buildings beyond with many windows caught my eye. I felt compelled to capture that quick moment in time.

15 responses

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (27 May 2012):

    A busy busy photo. Lots of wonderful colors,shapes and textures! A wonderful find!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) said (27 May 2012):

    Great in lightbox BTW!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (27 May 2012):


  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (27 May 2012):

    Nice shot!!! Excellent entry to the challenge : )

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (27 May 2012):

    Spot on comp...the poetry really adds to the impact of the theme

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (27 May 2012):

    This quiet moment of life on the street really stands out against the towering background.. A wonderful capture and entry!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (27 May 2012):

    SO well done! I love your treatment of this image. A great remembrance of that warm day in Minneapolis.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (27 May 2012):

    Thank you all for the comments...That was a beautiful day there, Donald...My husband and I had not been to Minneapolis in several years and we enjoyed meeting you and your lovely wife Susan for lunch..

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (27 May 2012):

    love the treatment and color. great street scene.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (28 May 2012):

    Terrific city shooting!! I love your lines!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (28 May 2012):

    Beautifully captured, and terrific treatment on this one, Andrea!

  • Saroj Swain

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  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (28 May 2012):

    Simply Smashing entry into JPG's Theme Park,

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (28 May 2012):

    I like the title and the poem, both perfect for the great entry!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (28 May 2012):

    Terrific city shooting!

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