An everyday scene in La Ribera, the Barcelona neighborhood next to the Gothic Quarter ~ I love the multiple levels, multiple generations, and a moment here so full of life with the people, dog and lots & lots of plants. It's so ordinary, yet when you pause for a moment to think about it, really such a simple and beautiful way to live.
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ikeharel (46880) 2013-12-04 9:21
A marvelous facade in the old town Barcelona, decorated with many plants in most elegant way - yet, in contrast, the man with a dog happened to stand drinking when you happened to take the picture. Result in a bit funny scene.
Great to see such photo.
holmertz (33415) 2013-12-04 9:58
A really nice street-shot. I would have liked to take this. It's so full of life and simple beauty.
willperrett (4785) 2013-12-05 9:31
Yes I agree: nice way - and place - to live. The plants are almost a frame for the guy having a drink. I'd like to think it was beer, but it's probably Coke. Domestic, commonplace, placid. I like its lack of pretension.
abmdsudi (35208) 2013-12-09 20:21
Spot on street photograph, intriguing full of charm. Love this type of shot so much more interesting than the spotless built-up city centres, abound of detail with good clarity and the way the pov leads round the facade make you want to know whats there. The contrast in figure gives it that extra oomph and relationship that they have something in common there. Well spotted and captured, Congrats
jcpix (8274) 2013-12-15 14:59
As a Coke fiend myself, I have to admit that was the first thing I noticed when I opened up this picture. :)
A simple observation, and an every day moment captured to produce an interesting picture from a smart composition. I say that because even if this were cropped just below the balcony you'd still have a solid image, and this way we essentially get a 2-for-1.
Quite a display of potted plants, almost randomly placed on the wall...that alone is intriguing, but the two people here are they key elements. The young gal looking down in curiosity, or boredom, is great...as if to make sure his form is correct in taking a drink.
I get the sensation that this is a concealed courtyard, I can virtually hear the echoes of activity from inside these homes. It has a quiet kind of atmosphere about it, very local indeed.
Well seen, and well scene. ;)