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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Bad Weather, Bad Times

Portal de L'Angel, Woman Begging [enlarge]

On the most expensive street in Barcelona, Portal de l'Angel, comfort and poverty coexist. In the middle of this crisis beggars take the worse part, economy is going down the drain, consumers are not spending much and there's no money for charity. The weather seems to be rougher, the faces seem to be sadder. People wear last year's clothes, prefer to stay at home, talk less, worries about keeping the job and pray not to fall into disgrace. Yep, a very pessimistic panorama. Reality is tough and fairy tales sometimes don't have a happy ending. They say is going to last about two years. So we'll stick our heads beneath the sand and wait for the storm to pass. The barometer indicates low pressure apparently till further notice.

16 comments:

  1. Very strong image with a message!
    Great work!

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  2. What a great shot, the man so insistently ignoring the poor lady begging for money while he is checking the temperature and pressure. Well documented

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  3. such a strong image. great shot.

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  4. Felicitaciones Carlos por Weekly Pic-ks Awards en VFXY!! :)

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  5. Reitero las felicitaciones por Weekly Pic-ks Awards en VFXY! Aupa!

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  6. Puf, la verdad es que el panorama pinta mal, muy mal, pero hay que sobrevivirlo Carlos!
    Tu foto es muy potente. La cara y la cruz.
    En fin... veo que te han dado un premio, enhorabuena!
    Y a propósito... creo que dentro de poco hay un Madrí-Barça, asi que ya volveremos a hablar de fútbol ;)

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  7. -Thanks so much Tim!
    -Thanks for the good review Ivars.
    -Claire lovely shots.
    -Hombre Aurelio, te agradezco un montón este comentario.
    - A ti también Enric!
    -Gracias Dsole. Espero, espero que hablemos :)

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  8. I don't know which I like more... the guy seeking weather advice or the woman on the sidewalk. This is like two shots in one! Very, very nice!

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  9. Great capture with a great title!

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  10. Great Photo, simple but very thought provoking

    Regards
    Adrian
    http://www.disposableweddingcamera.net

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  11. heavy. in a good way. did you see I posted one of your photo the other day? meant to tell you but then forgot about it and figured you would see it anyway.

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  12. Muy buena foto, realmente. Enhorabuena, Carlos.

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  13. This is a sad scene but in a great journalistic style.

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  14. Could be an award-winning shot, Carlos. Speaks volumes all alone, but I loved the way you brought the barometer into your commentary....

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  15. -Thanks Michael. I like your review :)
    -Thanks yz for mentioning the title as well.
    -Thanks Adrian.
    -barcelonablog. I apologize for that. I left a comment with an explanation on your blog. As you see, I was there but missed your picture. By the way everybody should see the nice work you do regarding Barcelona agenda and the great design of your blog.
    -Hi, Paco. Nada más ver la letra sabía que eras tú. Gracias por la visita. People who like Japanese should visit this blog about Barcelona. :)
    -cako. Thanks for appreciating the style too.
    _Yes kheoh. Thanks for visiting.
    -Lydia, yes, that's it. You mentioned the barometer. Thanks for the literary analysis :)

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