Saturday, 23 June 2012

Ekeing - life on the street

I hate this grinding poverty—
To toil, and pinch, and borrow,
And be for ever haunted by
The spectre of to-morrow.

It breaks the strong heart of a man,
It crushes out his spirit—
Do what he will, do what he can,
However high his merit!

Henry Lawson (1896)

This is my contribution to the Weekend in Black and White community.

25 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful photo, Julie. But I see a sweet little face on your sidebar, so I'd better check her out to see what she's up to now!
K

Deb said...

Great black and white photo Julie, love the sky, and thanks for the Henry Lawson poem.

Jim said...

Top shot.

Madge Bloom said...

Marvelous shot!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Light and darkness creating a "colourful" celebration dance together! Enchanting!

Lachezar said...

Perfect moment in time.
The sky is still light but darkness has descended over the city.
Beautiful shot!

HansHB said...

A perfect B&W composition!

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful picture you show. Wishing you a good weekend. Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Wonderful photo!

Joe said...

Well chosen words to accompany this Black and White.

Rae Walter said...

Fabulous B&W shot Julie and wonderful Henry lawson reminder.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

very moody piece despite the brilliance of the lights.

Julie said...

Only some of Lawson translates into the modern world. But he does encapsulate the dichotomy of the Australian character vis-a-vie the bush and the city.

Virginia said...

A moody and strong image. Perfect in BW Julie.
V

bettyl said...

Wow! That's a lot of contrasting things! Love it.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

A wonderful marriage of words and image. The Avis sign on the round building it very interesting.

bettyl said...

I love all the wonderful contrasts!

Carver said...

Wonderful city shot in black and white. Great poem too. Sad how issues like poverty are timeless.

snapperoni said...

The city looks beautiful even in BW! ..and such a fitting (..and a little ironic-- with the tall buildings in the backgound))poem for this image.

Hope you had a nice weekend!

Dragonstar said...

Excellent photo, I like it very much. I love this kind of photo, with all the lights and the buildings so strong. I couldn't live there, but I enjoy looking!

kleppanrova said...

Beatuful photo!
From Ingun

Laura said...

excellent photo, perfect with the poem!

PrairieJill said...

Beautiful image! Such wonderful contrast.

Tina´s PicStory said...

great pic! :)

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