A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography

Week 9- #38. Street Scenes

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Prior to my recent visit to New York in August, I searched various publications about the homeless population and the life of a homeless person in New York. One article (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-homeless-prefer-streets-violent-shelters-article-1.2564370) did not paint a pretty picture of life in a shelter in NYC and as a result it was stated that the people would prefer living on the streets, or in the parks or subways. As I walked along a small park at Alight Street and Varick Street, I saw what I think is confirmation of that fact. Being careful to use an aperture wide enough to disguise his face, I saw this young man restfully sleeping in his hammock tied at the head to a tree and at the foot to an iron fence at the sidewalk area. Walking alongside the fence for a better view, I saw his personal belongings (worn walking shoes and an umbrella) on the ground beneath him. Unfortunately, these “Street Scenes” are common.

Week 9 - #38. Street Scenes DSC_3817

 

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Author: tnwaltz

A true Southerner, I was born in Georgia but lived most of my adult life in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 2001, my husband and I retired and moved to beautiful Sarasota, FL. We quickly realized that we were not retirement material and could not play golf two or three times a week so we got our real estate licenses and affiliated with Coldwell Banker on Longboat Key. My love for photography is very beneficial to me when photographing interiors and exteriors of the homes we list. Other than photography, I have a keen interest in genealogy and golf (whenever I can find the spare time from our real estate practice).

5 thoughts on “Week 9- #38. Street Scenes

  1. Neat perspective in this shot, Mary Nell! Good job :-).

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  2. Very poignant photo but so sad. Nice shot.

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  3. Great shot and story … it is sad – doesnt seem quite so awful when the weather is fine but come winter…

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  4. Really great shot – and very brave to photograph this subject

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  5. Poignant and considerate image. Homelessness distresses me theses days. There seems to be no answer.

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