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Be it never so humble there's no place like home.
A bus stop, Boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris. A mattress, a suitcase, a scooter. A mother and her child.
Please remember those who are less fortunate than we are.
Wishing everyone here, Pete, the ePHOTOzine staff and all the members, a very happy, peaceful Christmas.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:16.0-85.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:28 Oct 2011 - 1:00 PM
Focal Length:85mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Be it never so humble...
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:24 Dec 2012 - 7:41 AM
Tags:Because there was no room at the inn, Black & white, People, Photo journalism, Street photography
Votes:66

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 8:35 AM

A good reminder that all is not right in the world. Happy Christmas to you.

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franken
franken e2 Member 123197 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 8:36 AM

Sadly you see situations like this more often these days Moira.

Well seen and taken.

Best wishes for XMAS and the new year.

Ken.

ps, I knew you'd appreciate version 7 of my upload. There's several similar ones that adorn part of the City hall in Cardiff of which this one is my favourite.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 8:46 AM

How very sad to see, Moira, a real eye-opener, especially at this time of year. May I wish you and Bill a wonderful festive season. Carol

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 9:00 AM

Merry Christmas to you both, Moira. So sad, but explains a lot by showing the needs reduced to basics at this festive season when people buying this and that to make theirs happy. A great meaningful shot!

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 9:12 AM

There but for fortune go you and I.

John.

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tony64
tony64  10204 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 9:16 AM

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Moira Smile

Tony

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64595 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 9:19 AM

Wishing you and Bill a very happy Christmas.
xxx

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom105 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 10:28 AM

A very poignant message, one that I certainly can relate to Moira.

I hope that you Bill and family have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Furthermore I would like to thank you for all you're caring comments and messages throughout the year.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 10:57 AM

Every picture tells a story.....

Dave

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 11:56 AM

That's a tough one - I just can't imagine what life is like on the streets. Happy Christmas Moira - to you and Bill!
Ann

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 1:02 PM

A sad situation for sure. I hope people will give generously to their food pantries for the poor and homeless this Christmas. I know I have, and will continue to.

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7614 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 1:11 PM

A cause close to my heart - as you know well.

There's so much in this captured moment in time. The juxtapositions: obsessions with keeping age lines at bay while others struggle to stay alive, to eat, to stay warm; the people on the "other side of this life (I take it this is a bus stop?). The suitcase to the side, and that little scooter I especially find heart wrenching.

We keep googletalk open throughout these two days so we can reach out to mother during this season, which always feels especially lonely for those who live alone.

Anne

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10933 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2947 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 1:59 PM

A timely reminder and a very good shot.


Regards


Willie

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 2:01 PM

A poignant capture.
Well done.

Wishing you and yours a Happy Christmas.

B.

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 2:10 PM

It's humbling Moira, thoughtful image!

Wishing you and Bill a wonderful Christmas!

Sarah *

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costas
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24 Dec 2012 - 3:24 PM

All the best to you and your family, happy xmas

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frz67
frz67  5 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 3:35 PM

an excellent image Moira, thank you.

wish you and Bill a great 2013!

francesco

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graceland
graceland  102378 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 3:36 PM

Happy Christmas to you

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8481 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1078 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 3:50 PM

Wow, I'm back again after a day's cooking, I needed a pick-me-up! Thanks everyone and particular thanks to Willie, for his UA.
I'll get the odd few minutes here over the next few days but at the moment family comes first! Have a wonderful day tomorrow folks,
Moira

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cats_123 e2 Member 104036 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 4:14 PM

How do you combat the 10 signs of ageing..certainly noit by sleeping rough MX GrinGrin

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UrbaneMagick
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24 Dec 2012 - 9:37 PM

Strong & thought provoking image Moira..moving.
Have a great new year yourself.

GarethSmile

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pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2012 - 11:19 PM

A very unfortunate situation Moira, but that is the life of today in certain places.. Peter..
Have a great Christmas also..

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 - 12:40 AM

Home is.........!!SmileSmileTongue
AniaWink

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tonyng
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25 Dec 2012 - 11:48 AM

Thought provoking!
Happy Christmas.

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stevesloan
25 Dec 2012 - 4:50 PM

Ralph McTell singing Streets of London immediately came to mind......Steve

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Dec 2012 - 7:54 PM

Nice Shot. I like the contrast.. the big smile on L'oreal, and the mother and child... L'o(h, it's not) real..
Merry Christmas to you.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2012 - 7:06 AM

VERY well shot, Moira, and so well - and ironically - juxtaposed with the message of "combat the ten signs of age".

Fascinating how this one shot showcases either ends of the spectum when it comes to priorities within the same society.

Bravo Smile

Andrew

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ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2012 - 7:14 AM

Oh...and Merry Christmas to you and Bill SmileSmile

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26 Dec 2012 - 1:23 PM

An image to remind us to be grateful for what we have and to be more caring towards others. Have a wonderful Christmas and all the Best to you and Bill in 2013.......Sandy

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26 Dec 2012 - 1:30 PM

A sad tale well told

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annettep38
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26 Dec 2012 - 2:38 PM

it is the add in the window which is the cherry on the cake

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leontari
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26 Dec 2012 - 3:30 PM

An excellent image that describes a situation which unfortunately is experienced by more and more people
Effrossini

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2012 - 5:06 PM

This makes you reliaze how fortunate we are, it speaks volumes. I hope you had a good Chritmas and may you have a happy New year.

Cliff

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Silverzone
26 Dec 2012 - 5:15 PM

Every picture tells a story, and this one is heartbreaking. Sylvia

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27 Dec 2012 - 8:50 AM

I always wait with interest to see what you will upload as a thought provoking image for Christmas.
This one was taken in a different season which is an excellent reminder that homelessness is a year round reality for so many and not just something for us to think about at Christmas time
Helen

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27 Dec 2012 - 12:35 PM

merry Xmas & happy new Year

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Barjo
Barjo  3 United States
27 Dec 2012 - 4:09 PM

An excellent capture of an awful reality.....
I wish you and all yours a safe, warm, and happy Christmas and and an excellent New Year....

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bliba
bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2012 - 11:38 PM

you are a great story teller...

an excellent examble of Photo journalism

thanks 4 sharing

ollie

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
29 Dec 2012 - 12:10 PM

Sad indictment of the world today it goes to show things do not change that much!, there but for the grace of God! could be any of us, regards leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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patri
patri  11 Italy
31 Dec 2012 - 7:03 AM

Beautifully and sadly taken, Moira. I hope the year that's coming will be better for all!!

Happy new year!

Patrizia

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iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom129 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 10:33 PM

Good capture, seasonal in a way, Ian

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1 Jan 2013 - 6:02 PM

A very thought provoking street scene and appropriate seasonal message Moira

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marlin50  3 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 - 2:21 PM

Very moving,what a world we live in when we let this happen,record food banks in the UK,I thought we were still one of the richest countries in the world.Sad

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8481 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1078 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 5:25 PM

An organisation I belong to is looking to start a food bank locally this year, and we also concerned about the effects of the 'bedroom tax' - a lot of single people and couples getting their benefits cut when there simply aren't any smaller, cheaper units available. It's frightening and depressing in equal measures.
Moira

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