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Gypsies say that how "good a Gypsy" one is equates with how good a musician one proves to be.

This violinist, whom I met always at the same place, in the same underpass, with only his little white dog Lisa keeping him constant company, proved to be a "good Gypsy". Though he played well, it was his warmth that invited me to come close to him and take a shot. He didn't ask for money, he didn't mind me taking pictures, he didn't seem to worry about a thing. He only wanted to introduce me to his little dog Liza (see a shot of them in the Workshop). We talked at times and I felt there was a sense of camaraderie between us, he with his old violin, and me with my camera. He didn't tell me stories but his kindness disarmed me. Unlike some more popular street musicians, he was thoroughly relaxed and unassuming, bereft of the urge to earn more than what was being thrown into his violin case by hurried passersby.

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Additional Photos by Sarolta Gyoker (designsoul) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1527 W: 139 N: 3112] (17843)
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