Photographer's Note

It was Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and perhaps the most important holiday in the Jewish calendar, when I passed by the Dohány Street Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe and the second largest in the world (built in the Moorish style according to a plan by Ludwig Förster in the 1850s).

In spite of the presence of the imposing building, it was a little old lady sitting on the bench in front of it that arrested my eyes. Her tiny frame was accentuated by the looming torso of the man adjacent to her, facing the opposite direction. Her gentle features touched a deep chord within me.

I took some more quick shots of her too, two of which I have uploaded in the WS--on one she showed acquiescence to my intrusion... yet this shot to me captured more of her soul at that particular moment, in the Day of Atonement.

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