l would have waited for those children too, George, and you’ve caught them wonderfully! They convey a certain lightness that contrasts so beautifully with that solid backdrop.
The size of the characters gives the scale of this magnificent facade (Avignon?). I love both his austerity and framing you have chosen. Nice shot, as always !
Wow! I really like this. So much texture, and the sense of stillness (the building) vs. the movement (the kids running, the wind in their hair) is so nice.
Good one. For me the children running in the foreground..and the people looking a little sad in the background works the best. Very much a street photograph for sure.
Perfectly captured fleeting moment of life, passing on the background of the force of building (I wonder what is this building and where?)
Fantastic use of background to frame these lively characters in action against. I like the minimal range of hues, and the dark tones that accentuate the image throughout the frame. I certainly would like to be here to experience this magnificent setting… is this anywhere near Ohio?
Ok so where is it?
Marie at Visu…elle was right! it is Avignon – the Papal Palace – and nowhere near Ohio.
ca respire la joie de vivre
Oh-Oh-Oh. When time stands still…for no one!
I love how you have portraid this place scale a size here.
love it! absolutely love old medieval buildings and churches and this is fantastic.
Hello George, a fabulous picture in detail and I like the movement of children this photo is a success.
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Awesome juxtaposition of old & numbed and young & astir. Wonderful, precious moment captured here!
very odd contrast
le temps passe , la beauté reste même dans les pierres qui vieillisent
Hey George ! You’re in my town and you haven’t called me ???
Nice photograph of the “Palais des Papes”. A great street-life view of the city of Avignon.
Hi George, your words come back to me from time to to time so I am still learning from you. Getting bolder with allowing people into my shots and this one here illustrates yet again how and why. I guess the core issue is the enhancement of the story and the mood. Wonderful!
Good to hear from you Boris. I wish I was in Avignon…especially if you could see today’s wild seas, lashing rain and grey skies, that someone described as the end of summer – the fact is that we never had a summer. The pic of the Papal Palace was taken in Avignon beforeI got to know you. As was this one …. http://www.georgemunday.com/renaissance/street-life-5/ Don’t worry, when I get there again you’ll be the first person I’ll contact. Promise!
Very nice. I like children surprised you insert a dynamic element in an environment so stable.
“One day, the great silence was broken by cries of joy: children free and happy” – only a free interpretation of an Italian tale, which seemed to catch the right moment.
The photo is beautiful in all its majesty!!!
What a great shot! Gorgeous plastic and texture of walls + kids running in the foreground add depth to the scene.
Bravo – well done
Love….love this one. Absolutely perfect..and magical..and whimsical..and BRAVO!!!
Really superb George–love the grand sense of scale
Love the silliness of the children and that person watching them. Great texture and detail and colour. Liked.
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