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brave new world

By bliba  
Today was the first time I had dinner with my family since the Corona crisis.
We have to go to the restaurant with masks, in the restaurant you can put the mask on the table, the waiter takes the order and serves - of course with a mask.
As soon as I move in the restaurant - mask duty!
The food was very good - the mood a little strange and unnatural

From our internal politics

Obviously, politicians are finding it increasingly difficult to adhere to the corona rules they themselves have enacted. At first it was Chancellor Sebastian Kurz who neither kept his distance nor insisted on the obligation to wear a mask in Kleinwalsertal. Then Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen and his wife overlooked the decreed curfew Italian restaurant garden at 11 pm.

He was found by the police in the restaurant garden at 0.18 AM.
that means 3600テƒつ€ fine.........

Today it also hit 2 pensioners: Each of them was fined テƒつ€500 for sitting on a bench on the Danube Island because the baby elephant (here in Austria, the distance we should keep is divided) was missing in between.
But in the restaurant it would be no problem. There they could have sat next to each other without the the baby elephant distance

That is really not normal.

Vienna is the city where our Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen can just sit in the guest garden until the middle of the night. And above all without security! I find this fact much nicer than everything else around.

brave new world


Tags: Photo journalism Monochrome Dinner Bnw People and portraits

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Alfie_P 14 927 2 United Kingdom
26 May 2020 6:33PM
Excellent image. Animal Farm " All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others" George Orwell
saltireblue Plus
12 13.0k 82 Norway
26 May 2020 6:34PM
A fine triptych behind the diners who are ignoring their surroundings and concentrating on their food.
leo_nid 5 12
26 May 2020 7:08PM
by all (three) appearances, boobs are the old news of cleavage...
p.s. well spotted and recorded
over here, too, many orders and rules get messed up and cause anger and confusion, e.g. huge fines imposed on Covid-positive persons for not observing stay-at-home quarantine, while these persons swear they have never left their homes, to name just one..
dark_lord Plus
18 2.9k 813 England
26 May 2020 7:26PM
And we have Dominic Cummings as the latest to flout the guidelines...

And I guess it's rather difficult to eat without removing face masks Smile
26 May 2020 7:46PM
Excellent image, Oliver.SmileSmile
franken Plus
19 5.4k 4 United Kingdom
26 May 2020 8:32PM
Excellent, Oliver.
We are not near this stage at the moment.

Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
26 May 2020 9:11PM
Excellent image and write up Ollie !!
Well observed. Isabel GrinGrin
dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1933 England
26 May 2020 9:13PM
As Keith says, our Prime Minister's evil genius flouted the rules, and says he's done nothing wrong. Few people share his view: a junior minister has resigned, giving logical and cogent reasons for doing so, because he can't face his constituents who have followed the rules when Cummings did not. Some have lost family members and did not have the chance to say goodbye...

Like the background artwork.
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
26 May 2020 9:28PM
"It's the same the whole world over -
It's the poor what gets the blame,
It's the rich what gets the pleasure.
Ain't it all a bloomin' shame?"

But I love the decor Smile

Well done for risking the sortie, Oliver. I think we shall be avoiding restaurants for a while.

mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2523 United Kingdom
26 May 2020 9:29PM
Face masks in a restaurant, surreal. But we live in strange times. Here you cannot get your hair cut but it is apparently OK to drive 250 miles for a babysitter (even if your parents-in-law live two streets away), or to take your child out for a 60 mile drive in order to test your eyesight.
Minty805 Plus
5 45 9 United Kingdom
26 May 2020 9:51PM
A good commentary (visual and written) on sad and bizarre times.
capto Plus
10 7.0k 32 United Kingdom
26 May 2020 10:20PM
Some strange dream becoming reality.Smile
SlowSong Plus
13 10.3k 30 England
26 May 2020 10:21PM
Everything is just so random. There are so many rules and anomalies it's hard to know what to do. Joined up thinking? I don't think so.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
26 May 2020 10:25PM
It is wearisome---So glad you had a chance to see your family!
LoryC 6 2 Italy
26 May 2020 10:43PM
Excellent composition.

mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
26 May 2020 11:50PM
It is a strange country just now. We in Scotland are on a different wavelength from England. We still are self-isolating and not allowed to go very far from your house, unlike certain English people. There is some relief this Friday when we can now venture a bit further (suggestion 20 miles)
It seems you have the same problem Oliver, with the head people thinking they know better than the rest. Do not get me going!
I like your image showing a bit of normality in strange times. I like the decor as well!
26 May 2020 11:57PM
And I think about us here, Oliver....if we had a leader, a president who is a uniter.....the outcome in the US could have been very different. He is as divider in a time we need just the opposite.

And, great image...the background art is strong...and seemingly ignored by the diners.

dimalexa 5 5 Greece
27 May 2020 12:03AM
At times I think I live a dream... At the bank I was forced to put an antiseptic in my hands as soon as I entered, while I was holding money. "Is what I'm holding clean?" I asked them, but got no answer. They waited for me to put on the antiseptic to let me go. Obviously for the banks the cleanest thing is the money...
Excellent composition, Oliver!
It痴 a brilliant image pleased you are able to get out enjoy

Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
27 May 2020 6:02AM
What a strange world it is now. An excellent image Oliver.
Jukka Plus
10 1 Finland
27 May 2020 10:10AM

Quote:What a strange world it is now. An excellent image Oliver.
I agree!

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
27 May 2020 11:40AM

Quote:..All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others..
That's very true. There's no wonder the public are confused as to what to do 😬 Good job you didn't have to wear masks whilst actually eating... 😁 A fine capture, Ollie 👍
Trev 😀
clicknimagine Plus
12 1.0k 105 India
27 May 2020 12:53PM
Nice to hear that restaurant is opened at your place...
Joline Plus
15 38 59 United States
27 May 2020 1:08PM
Your commentary hits the nail on the head.
28 May 2020 6:07AM
VERY well captured, Oliver.


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