Be it never so humble...

By mrswoolybill
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,

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism People Black and white Because there was no room at the inn

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SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2012 8:35AM
A good reminder that all is not right in the world. Happy Christmas to you.

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franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2012 8:36AM
Sadly you see situations like this more often these days Moira.

Well seen and taken.

Best wishes for XMAS and the new year.


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.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
24 Dec 2012 8:46AM
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
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
24 Dec 2012 9:00AM
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!
24 Dec 2012 9:12AM
There but for fortune go you and I.

tony64 14 204 9 England
24 Dec 2012 9:16AM
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Moira Smile

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
24 Dec 2012 9:19AM
Wishing you and Bill a very happy Christmas.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2012 10:28AM
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
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
24 Dec 2012 10:57AM
Every picture tells a story.....

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2012 11:56AM
That's a tough one - I just can't imagine what life is like on the streets. Happy Christmas Moira - to you and Bill!
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
24 Dec 2012 1:02PM
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.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
24 Dec 2012 1:11PM
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.

banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3879 Canada
24 Dec 2012 1:59PM
A timely reminder and a very good shot.


BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
24 Dec 2012 2:01PM
A poignant capture.
Well done.

Wishing you and yours a Happy Christmas.

Sezz 13 617 15 England
24 Dec 2012 2:10PM
It's humbling Moira, thoughtful image!

Wishing you and Bill a wonderful Christmas!

Sarah *
costas Plus
10 2 2 Greece
24 Dec 2012 3:24PM
All the best to you and your family, happy xmas
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
24 Dec 2012 3:35PM
an excellent image Moira, thank you.

wish you and Bill a great 2013!

graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2012 3:36PM
Happy Christmas to you
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2012 3:50PM
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,
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
24 Dec 2012 4:14PM
How do you combat the 10 signs of ageing..certainly noit by sleeping rough MX GrinGrin
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2012 9:37PM
Strong & thought provoking image Moira..moving.
Have a great new year yourself.

pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2012 11:19PM
A very unfortunate situation Moira, but that is the life of today in certain places.. Peter..
Have a great Christmas also..
25 Dec 2012 12:40AM
Home is.........!!SmileSmileTongue
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 11:48AM
Thought provoking!
Happy Christmas.
25 Dec 2012 4:50PM
Ralph McTell singing Streets of London immediately came to mind......Steve
xwang 9 56 8
25 Dec 2012 7:54PM
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.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
26 Dec 2012 7:06AM
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

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
26 Dec 2012 7:14AM
Oh...and Merry Christmas to you and Bill SmileSmile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
26 Dec 2012 1:23PM
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
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
26 Dec 2012 1:30PM
A sad tale well told
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
26 Dec 2012 2:38PM
it is the add in the window which is the cherry on the cake
26 Dec 2012 3:30PM
An excellent image that describes a situation which unfortunately is experienced by more and more people
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2012 5:06PM
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.

Silverzone 10 2 England
26 Dec 2012 5:15PM
Every picture tells a story, and this one is heartbreaking. Sylvia
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 8:50AM
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
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
27 Dec 2012 12:35PM
merry Xmas & happy new Year
Barjo 6 United States
27 Dec 2012 4:09PM
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....
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
28 Dec 2012 11:38PM
you are a great story teller...

an excellent examble of Photo journalism

thanks 4 sharing

Tibetan 5 3 England
29 Dec 2012 12:10PM
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
patri 14 3 Italy
31 Dec 2012 7:03AM
Beautifully and sadly taken, Moira. I hope the year that's coming will be better for all!!

Happy new year!

iancrowson Plus
8 211 146 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 10:33PM
Good capture, seasonal in a way, Ian
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
1 Jan 2013 6:02PM
A very thought provoking street scene and appropriate seasonal message Moira
marlin50 6 3 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 2:21PM
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
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 5:25PM
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.

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