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Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Alf, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Alf

    Alf SC Top Veteran

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    <p> We all like invitations, so when one sprinted onto us from the wall at the gym we quickly organized a small raiding party, ready to descend on the "new fashion bar" which was to open last Saturday. Little we knew of what was going to happen.</p>

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    <p>When we arrive at this little place, in an ancient street mostly famous for its immigrant population and its many squatting teenagers, we discover that all the <strike>octogenarians</strike> seniors of the neighborhood already stormed the place, and are calmly devouring all what wasn't locked and bolted. I thought they were going to eat the models too, but they were expected much later so no victims.</p>

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    <p> Here the exhausted owner, organizing new supplies and knowing that the night was going to bring there the next menace, the kids looking for free booze.</p>

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    <p> Meanwhile, just outside, feasting and preparing for a second visit.</p>

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    <p> Meanwhile, inside, calm in hell.</p>

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    <p> Calm, methodical, unstoppable. You're welcome.</p>

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    <p> But there is also young optimism in new things, as always. They'll need it later.</p>

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    <p> We manage to sit, chat, drink a little and do some people watching before leaving for a walk.</p>

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    <p> Yours truly, storytelling.</p>

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    <p style="text-align: left;"> First effects on the beautiful people.</p>

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    <p> We leave, chat, walk, chat again and here they are. It's officially spring.</p>

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    <div class="separator" style="text-align: left;clear: both; ">It's a sign: coffee calls, and we answer.</div>

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    <p>Later, again.</p>

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    <p>All with E-PL3, 45&20mm! </p>

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  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
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    Yet another quite enjoyable set of photos and account Alf! I look forward to the next one. And the following one too. Great photos and great experiences for me.
     
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  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    Agreed - I always enjoy your "travelogues", Alf, whether you're at home or away! Your sweetheart is very photogenic!
     
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