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Saturday, 7 February 2009

Watching the snow melt

When the snow was at its peak in London an incredibly weird thing happened. Strangers were friendly and spoke to one another, it was even reported in newspapers. One small boy told his father that he liked the way everyone was so nice to one another when it snowed.
Out of the mouths of babes.
Bring on the snow I say.
The melting of the snow is dissolving the euphoria.

20 comments:

Ackworth born said...

we got nothing like the amount you got but are fearing a huge dump soon - good to hear some good came of it.

Guy D said...

Awesome shot, I cannot wait to visit London for the first time this summer.

Have a great weekend.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Per Stromsjo said...

How many days of snow do you get during an average winter? Very few, I suppose. Maybe none at all.

/t. said...

nice pic --
impressionistic

hope you get more snow this weekend

/t.

Lois said...

What a nice story about the little boy! This is a lovely shot.

Eveningson said...

This is a good shot and excellent accompanying story. I see a lonliness here but resolution. The juxtapositioning of the two chairs, the snow and green creates a certain dynamic tension as does the framing you have done with the leaves... much as one would do if taking a picture of a bird. Gives the emotion captured a sense of authenticity. There is a timelessnes as well, with the snow, the older fashioned hat,longish dress and the certain "victorian" feel that makes this scene characteristically English.

I do not mean to judge. I am simply trying to tell you how the photograph affected me.

Sharon said...

This is such a lovely photograph!

The Lone Beader said...

"Strangers were friendly and spoke to one another, it was even reported in newspapers."

The very same thing happened here recently. On Inauguration Day. :D

Virginia said...

Being from the south where we speak to EVERYONE, this surprises me a little about London! Maybe it will continue. I hope so. Your photo drew me in from the portal. What a poignant capture. Timeless indeed.
V

lunarossa said...

I think is rather sad that you need a bit of snow so that people start talking to one another! Same happens when you walk a dog. Dogs seem to "unite" people...Well, better than nothing! Ciao. A.

Peter said...

Same experience in Paris! Now, of course if we had snow every day, I don't know if it would work!

Louise said...

Lovely photo. Wonder what it is about snow that makes people so nice. I think it has the opposite effect here unless it's right before the holidays.

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Bevan Goldswain said...

"I grew up thinking of snow as a luxury you visit" - John Landis

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浥尘丝雨 said...

The melting of the snow is dissolving the euphoria.
说得好!

Ana Fromallova said...

This sort of thing makes me feel so positive. We're all told as children not to speak to strangers, but we seem to carry that on til adulthood, which is a bloody shame.

Rhi.Armstrong said...

Lovely shot, theres a real warmth to the picture, despite the chilly snow!

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zima said...

nice story, like a dream story ))
nice pic.
like someone was spying for this woman ))

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