Monday, August 6, 2012

Homeless


Restauradores Square, Lisbon

22 comments:

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Lots of homeless people in my neighborhood, too. I have shyed away from photographing them. Looks like this guy had no idea he was being "captured" Pretty busy place to stretch out like that.

Olivier said...

malheureusement la vie, et il risque d'y en avoir de plus en plus avec les crises

Birdman said...

Ironic post against the backdrop of elegance in that building. Sadnes.

Halcyon said...

Very sad. So very sad.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a sad but familiar sight in most cities. Mumbai has about 1.5 million people living on the streets.

Sharon said...

Far too many people like this all over the world.

Lowell said...

He's really out in the open! Sad. There seem to be more and more homeless people and I don't think the situation is improving very rapidly.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Homeless or just drunk!

TexWisGirl said...

always so sad to see - no matter what country.

Lois said...

He needs to find some shade!

VP said...

I feel uneasy taking pictures of these guys, but maybe I never happened on a good image like this.

Sylvia K said...

There are more and more homeless people all over Seattle these days and unfortunately a lot more violence as well! A sad statement about our world today! Great shot as always, JM!

Kay said...

This photo is full of irony. Beautiful, opulent building, the bustle of the buses, and a clean, bright city.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

So sad that people end up in this state and so many of them, no matter how they try, do not seem to be able to get a normal life back. Have a good week, Diane

Mama Zen said...

Incredibly moving capture.

Dave said...

Could be a different tale if you took the same shot with snow falling, or simply on a freezing December night!

Intresting capture though

Madge Bloom said...

Amazing capture!

Jack said...

The contrast between the elegance of the building and plaza and the hopelessness of the man is heart-rending.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelente fotografia....
Cumprimentos

Joan Elizabeth said...

Here many of the homeless have mental conditions. In the past they were housed in institutions but the institusions were deemed inhumane. I don't know if that was so.

Karl Demetz said...

Homeless or just taking a rest?
In any case it is a beautiful place, great photograph!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It shouldn't be allowed to happen these days JM, but so many all over the world..you wonder how people come to be in this state.