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Hamburg, off the beaten track with a hangover and no place to go..

By EveLine1  
Hi folks,

this was taken in Hamburg almost 3 years ago when I was looking for street opportunities. I found this couple with their few belongings in two bags, the guy with kind of a lost look. The girl behind him was pretty knocked out. So this is actually an attempt at recording the increasingly high comsumption of drugs and alcohol, noticeable especially in big cities like Hamburg, Frankfurt etc.

I hope you are enjoying your day Smile. The weather has been wonderful here for the last days, summer has finally arrived with all its splendor!

Thanks to all who commented on yesterday's post, and voted. As always all reactions are very much appreciated!

Hope all is well with you.

Best wishes,
Viola

Tags: Street Candid Young people Tourism Hamburg

Voters: Chinga, BillRookery, woolybill1 and 32 more

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Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2021 1:39PM
Oh, bless him... Good photography and I also like the colourful graffiti...
Isabel GrinGrin
woolybill1 Plus
14 38 78 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2021 1:46PM
Alas, this a common sight in our cities, too, though the young man looks a touch cleaner than most . . .

Today's weather for our town is forecast to be 'mostly sunny' but we haven't seen the sun for more than half an hour all told . . .

Have a good weekend too, Viola!

Bill

Quote:Alas, this a common sight in our cities, too, though the young man looks a touch cleaner than most . . .

Today's weather for our town is forecast to be 'mostly sunny' but we haven't seen the sun for more than half an hour all told . . .

Have a good weekend too, Viola!

Bill



You are right Bill, and maybe these are just two tourists but the bags and sitting in a dirty corner with the girl intoxicated made me think of drifters or homeless..
11 Jun 2021 2:50PM
for a second i thought he was playing a bagpipe
and do i see another person sitting next to him?

Quote:for a second i thought he was playing a bagpipe
and do i see another person sitting next to him?



Because of the red hair I thought he might be Irish or Scottish.. never seen this shade of red amoung Germans..
Next to him there was a girl who had obviously had too much of something..Sad
Nice shot Viola and strong message on one of today’s sad realities .... Leo’s comment made me smile .... Tongue
Unfortunately, this is a problem everywhere today. I used to think that photographing this segment of our society was an invasion of their privacy, but realized that it's better to raise everyone's awareness.
DaveRyder Plus
7 5.7k 13 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2021 6:54PM
Good street image Viola, an all to common sight these day.
It did improve a little during lockdown restrictions, maybe not all bad then.

Quote:Unfortunately, this is a problem everywhere today. I used to think that photographing this segment of our society was an invasion of their privacy, but realized that it's better to raise everyone's awareness. [/quote

Actually the guy was in pretty good shape, clean (as Bill stated) and with his 'Jägermeister' hat in good shape and sitting straight on his head.. The girl wasn't in such a good shape so I just took a picture of him and then the bags started my head spinning.. Drifting youngsters are becoming more visible, so many just don't find their place in society.

bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
12 Jun 2021 3:01PM
an excellent capture
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
13 Jun 2021 12:27AM
A great image and a sad statement Viola !!

Glenn

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