I’d rather be taking photos of people going about their business, laughing, loving and living, than taking landscape photos. I’m much better at it.
I enjoyed snapping these pics of people on the streets of Ghent one icy winter evening in January. In spite of the cold, there was so much movement, which I tried to capture, fleeting moments of people just being themselves.
Just before catching the tram to the station I managed a quick stroll along Werregarenstraatje. It helped it was right across from my hotel. It was devised as a temporary project during the 1995 Ghent Festivities and this alley still serves as an ever-changing sketchbook, a demo of current street art and especially as a blank canvas for Ghent’s many graffiti artists. The tags and pieces change daily and sometimes the entire alley is painted over so that a new blank canvas is created all over again. In this rule-free zone the spray can rules, the artists respecting works that are better than theirs (Ghent City Guide).
The seven-day black & white photo challenge is doing the rounds on Facebook, and I took up the challenge. If you haven’t come across it yet, it is about posting a photo of your life each day for seven days. No photos of people. No commentary. Challenge someone new each day.
Day 1, a spring leaf…
Day 2, spinach growing in our garden. I planted it last summer and it survived the winter. Tender bright green leaves are growing again.
Day 3, I submitted my social entrepreneurship assignment, on time!
Day 4 I was in Cape Town. Don’t you just love how neatly the luggage trolleys stack into each other?
Day 5, book order arrived. I ordered it months ago and had given up on it when it arrived! Relieved and glad.
Day 6, shopping at the mall. It’s located on a high and is a beautiful vantage point over the valley.
Day 7, today, and the first cup of coffee I posted. Americano with cold milk. It’s so easy for me to post a cup of coffee! I held out until day 7.
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Social Entrepreneur, chief wide eyed in wanderer, wonderer and bottlewasher