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Weekly Photo Challenge -Street Life

“A street that you have never visited is a book that you have never read. You never know what you are missing.”

Mehmet Murat Ildan

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Our challenge this week is to illustrate “street life.” Since I am traveling, and am a bit late with my post, I’ll keep it simple and share this long-time favorite capture from Cambodia.

Street life can mean many things to many people. For example, today I’m surrounded by the busy, noisy streets of New York City. By comparison, yesterday we had a peaceful drive along the winding country roads of New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley, while the day before we experienced the quiet streets of a family wedding in a fairly deserted New Jersey beach town. None of these however, are in any way similar to the family outing pictured above, which was an opportunity to capture the essence of a small, peaceful country that couldn’t be more different than the world in which I live.

To see the streets come alive through some other bloggers’ lenses, click here.

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82 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge -Street Life Leave a comment

  1. Wonderful capture Tina! This scene is very familiar in India too! You must visit if you haven’t, it will be as vibrant as you can imagine. And I loved NYC and NJ when I visited there last year! Completely contrasting like you said.

  2. “Peaceful” a very good description….just love this one!!! Enjoy NYC…wishing great weather for you!

    • Thanks Mark – that was a wonderful trip for a photographer. Everywhere we looked there was another capture just calling out to be made! Appreciate your stopping by.

  3. What a superb photo Tina. And yes, so different from where we live. A sense of peace is conveyed through the photo, but the expression on their faces express something different. A really great capture !

  4. Dear Tina,
    I hope you are having a great time in New York. It’s easy to see why your pick for the challenge is a longtime favorite, I forgot time as I got absorbed in it. What a different world to the cold North.
    I love visiting new streets. And sometimes deliberately without a map – a good chance to get wonderfully lost! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the great quote.
    Love, Dina

    • Hi Dina – thanks for the lovely comment. NY was terrific but I was happy to leave the cold northeast to return to sunny South Carolina!! Appreciate your stopping by!

  5. Catching an unusual street scene is the challenge. This one is super though in India a bullock on the streets is not really unusual πŸ™‚

  6. … Would love to be able to decipher those expressions Tina … they’re all very focused on something … perhaps it’s just staying on track πŸ˜‰
    Great photo !

  7. Wonderful photo, composition, and movement captured so simply as the cattle lean into the wagon tongue, apprehension on the children’s faces. Very nice.

  8. Fascinating photo- you captured them in their everyday lives, seemingly merely intent on arriving at their destination, but for me, so exotic . A lesson in contrast, an illustration of how other cultures broaden my horizons, even in the mundane.

  9. Amazing to see what is everyday life for another part of the world. Also like the contrasts of The New York area. Street life certainly is not always urban! Enjoy your trip!

    • They didn’t seem sad in person really, just focused on the goal. Thanks Svetlana–yep, Ghent is a lovely small town along the Hudson River. Maybe named after it’s European counterpart??

  10. Whoa! Am just imagining a day in the life of this family.
    It does remind me our peaceful simple neighbors, the Amish. Life in the sloow lane. Really nice capture T!

  11. So you’re in my old territory – the wedding on the shore must have been interesting this time of year. Plenty of spring blooms? But I heard there was really cold weather over the weekend. I love the Hudson Valley – I lived in Hastings-on-Hudson and also up in Brewster; beautiful country. The street life above is just a bit different from the city you’re experiencing now, I think…I look forward to hearing about your trip and seeing pictures!

    • So pretty up there. Our kids have a new home in Ghent so we were nearby. No blossomed abs lots of flooding. It’s been a brutal winter up here.

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      • Oh, that’s WAY up there! Really beautiful – I use to love to drive up there – and yes, they’ve had a terrible winter. I am appreciating the steadiness of Seattle weather! πŸ™‚

  12. A picture that shows a different world, but by the looks on those faces the family on board this cart look very concerned that they are going to run you over as they head towards you!
    Jude xx

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