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© Ricky G.

I took this photo while walking along a small street in Viana do Castelo, Portugal. This graphitti depicts a red balloon flying free towards the sky. I relate this to my own childhood experience, which is similar to every child's, since it is very usual for balloons to escape from a child's hand. The carvings on the wall also serve as a metaphor to the vulnerability of children well-being worldwide, given the severe social issues affecting childhood in the 21st century. This graphitti is actually pretty eroded now, almost invisible, but by the time the photo was taken it was quite vivid.

6 responses

  • Michael V.

    Michael V. said (19 Dec 2012):

    Nice! Brought back memories of that film in elementary school, "The Red Balloon!"

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (19 Dec 2012):

    a real visual pleasure

  • peter bodigor

    peter bodigor gave props (19 Dec 2012):

    Very cool!!!!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira   gave props (20 Dec 2012):

    Excellent capture and observation!Gostei muito,Ricardo!

  • ROCIO GUILLEN

    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (21 Dec 2012):

    Excellent!

  • Ricky G.

    Ricky G. said (22 Dec 2012):

    Thank you all for your comments!

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