Yesterday I heard that Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital, today I read with relief that he has gone home.At 93 years of age he looks very frail but still manages to smile in his inimitable, radiant way. May his "light" be with us for ever.
I was inside his former home and the most chilling thing I saw there were the marks on the floor of a brick wall(now demolished to facilitate movement) that had been built inside the house and running parallel to the window in order to stop the bullets from killing him or members of his family.Of course there were bullet holes on the outside brickwork- all a reminder of man's inhumanity to man.
"There is only one way in which one can endure man's inhumanity to man and that is to try, in one's own life, to exemplify man's humanity to man." Alan Paton
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batalay (40523) 2012-02-26 17:41
A timely post supplemented by a powerful note. The wild growth is an effective way to frame the image on the lower edge.
divail (8334) 2012-02-26 18:16
Trčs belle composition de ces musiciens. Les herbes ŕ l'avant font un trčs beau premier plan. L'hommage ŕ M. Mandela est trčs ŕ propos et je lui souhaite également un bon rétablissement.
hidibyendu (929) 2012-02-26 21:13
Its a nice photo. And the note is beautiful here. Lovely meaningful image.
milad_abazari (1648) 2012-02-26 22:03
Good picture with excellent composition.
TRB (14134) 2012-02-27 13:37
Very nice details and composition.
Sharpness, colors, light and exposure are excellent.
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-02-27 14:29
سلام دوست من
چه فضای جالب و رومانتیک آفرین
تبریک بهترین ها
pedram_abazari (971) 2012-02-29 4:28
عکس خیلی معنا داری است .
macondo (19806) 2012-03-02 1:03
A dynamic and colorful shot, with the lavender making a great foreground. Good light falling on the colours and dark skin. I wonder who they are. Excellent note - let's hope he's not quite done yet, and home life revives him.
cagla (4342) 2012-03-02 4:14
Merhaba Klaudio, a great choice to upload at the right time. Staying in prison for nearly 30 years and then being honored by the nobel prize for peace is a ridiculous contradiction, isn't it? Wonderful colors and composition as usual, I loved the musicians arising from the levander bush in the fg. Have a nice we.
agjika (3177) 2012-03-02 10:00
Full of dynamim colour and brightnes. Lovely composition and timing.
Thanks for sharing
Vasa (515) 2012-03-03 16:51
ovo je tvoje plemenito obraćanje velikom pesniku. I neka Bog poživi sve pesnike. Puno te pozdravljam,
cavli (1876) 2012-03-07 1:42
very nice presentation of a daily life with a desicive moment. well composed. very nice note. tfs
kordinator (15433) 2012-03-09 12:15
Ima jedna naša stara izreka : Ko peva zlo ne miisli.
Tako je i sa ljudima koji pokušavaju da budu kreativni na bilo koji uzvišen čovečanski način.
Tu se veliča ljubav prema bližnjima i poštovanje tuđih shvatanja života.
Veoma lepa fotografija.
Ricx (13495) 2012-03-10 13:58
Hi Klaudio, I missed this one.. but remember hearing the news of Mr Mandelas illness. thankfully it was not too serious and he was home soon after the operation. This man has affected many millions of others lives.. a truely amazing Stateman.. and while he continues to share his life on this planet, I feel we should all be grateful TFS Rich
jusninasirun (17527) 2012-03-28 3:45
I like the writing about the man's inhumanity to human. Hope he is well and his light be with us.
This shot is amazing capturing low behind the tall grasses. Love the happy mood of these colorful image in front of the legend's residence.
Thanks and have a nice day.
kato (11630) 2012-04-29 4:13
Hi dear Klaudio,
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see musicians who are performing in front of a Mandela's house. There, a feeling of a lively motion peculiar to African music is felt. I know only he is anti-apartheid activist, and don't know well about the detail/career. However, he is a splendid person with the fact in respect of the record of having melted the multi-ethnic nation and having collected the country.
Have a nice day.
clic (18560) 2012-05-05 6:42
I see troubadours sprouting out of ground performing an ode to a very "grounded" old man that all of us know and mourn now.