Standing in line for consumer goods. In this case I believe it was shampoo from Bulgaria. At the time, anything produced in a Communistic-bloc country besides USSR was highly sought after.
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kerrang (0) 2003-01-08 17:52
This is nothing comparing to the supermarket lines: those were really huge and the people were engaging in fist fights over food!
mcreider (673) 2003-05-09 1:06
I like the way you captured the overall mood. Do you know there was a Wash Post journo Hedric Smith who wrote a book THe Russians back in early 80s, with the first chapter named "The art of queueing"?
mrdelurk (385) 2003-08-26 4:09
This was the first picture I ever saw on TE and it still haunts me since then... it says so much with so few pixels
faubry (35447) 2005-02-22 16:25
i know this scene of life in Romania, i am glad of now it's finish! but there are a lot products but peolple arent money for buy!!!
jcandeli (40) 2005-09-15 14:18
delete that guy kerrang! ;) Does he know who he is talking too? lol
Seriously I did not realize you actually posted stuff. I think this is a cool photo. Teh perspective and tilt are very nice. I like how the line snakes and is colorful in contrast to the stark communist buildings. Very nice. JP
*** WOOPS!! THIS IS OLD!!! HOW DID I DO THAT? SORRY! I must have hit the 2002 button! lol!
ilghiz (708) 2007-03-14 12:15
The picture would be funny if we if forgot about history. faubry is right saying ther's a lot to buy and little to buy with. The perspective is good, especially because of the tilt. Blur makes the photo old anf airy.
- Copyright: Adam Silverman (adam) (860)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1991-08-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Russia Trip
- Theme(s): Soviet Architecture [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2002-10-04 4:00
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