Sunday, June 26

Sleeping on the Streets of Barcelona

Sleeping on bench, Portal de l'Angel, Barcelona [enlarge]

I am not sure about the status of this guy. I don't know whether he is homeless, drunk, a combination of the two or simply an intoxicated tourist who knows? I just noticed there was a wonderful light falling on him while lying there on that granite bench at Portal de l'Angel street in Barcelona, one of the richest streets in Spain. In spite of the Starbucks coffee on the right, the scene has this sort of religious mood at least for me, don't ask me why.

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OpenID acceleratedstall.com said...

The lighting is amazing and you're right, there is something about the composition that recalls religious iconography - or Charles Dickens, or "The Little Match Girl" by Hans Christen Andersen

3:09 AM  
Blogger Madge said...

Hmm.. can't be homeless... Starbucks would be a luxury for them.. it's almost a luxury for me... lol! Well spotted and captured!

3:51 AM  
Blogger Oakland Daily Photo said...

Sadly, a common scene in so many places.

5:36 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

He looks like a falling angel waiting for recognition!! Great pic!!

4:06 PM  
Blogger Ryan M. Barnett said...

Fascinating shot. Brings so many things to mind. The juxtaposition of wealth and access (Starbucks) and the unceasing chains of whatever demon (perhaps) afflicts.

All this in the context of the divine - which somehow cannot be sensed here.

8:37 PM  
Anonymous Danka said...

Exceptionally beautiful work! and the light is incredible, indeed! I love the peaceful mood in this scene:)

2:02 PM  

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