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No Respect....

By NDODS    
This image was captured a couple of years ago whilst walking the beautiful avenues and streets of Buda and Pest. The image shows German Skateboard being filmed jumping from Bulgarian War Memorial in Heros Square. Not only did I find this most disrespectful, but it really made a mockery of the Hungarian people who had paid the ultimate price against the Germans other Countries in both the First and Second World Wars. "The youth of today?"

I do not want to wish to offend anyone by displaying this photographic image, especially our German neighbours with the EU.

Regards Nathan

Tags: Memories Photo journalism Historical Memorial Skateboarding Conflict Respect

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debu 7 India
3 Aug 2012 6:32AM
Nicely captured.

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CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
3 Aug 2012 6:50AM
Great timing, Nathan, but I do agree with you, a total lack of respect by the people crawling/climbing over the beautiful memorial. Carol
3 Aug 2012 6:56AM
Beautiful action shot well captured.
Allen, Smile
dven Plus
12 25 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 7:02AM
A nice mono , but as you say lack of respect

morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 7:13AM
Superb shot Nathan, excellent timing and it really works well as a mono. Lack of respect for sure, intentional I doubt it, the youth of today in the main just don't think!!! To wrapped up in their own lives and what they are doing at the time.


SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 7:20AM
I agree with you Nathan, I won't say anymore.
3 Aug 2012 7:27AM
Excellent action shot Nathan,
3 Aug 2012 7:31AM
Nicely timed shot Nathan. I too agree with your comments
Will they ever learn?
Nice image
netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
3 Aug 2012 8:04AM
Great image,but definately no respect.Respect has gone out of fashion I am sure,what a shame.
Thanks for your comments on my little church NathenWink
Nicely done, Nathan. Great timing.

footloose 6 1 England
3 Aug 2012 8:40AM
Caught the action spot on,well done.
paulcr 12 1.5k 9 Ireland
3 Aug 2012 8:40AM
Nicely timed, well taken. Paul
michaelo Plus
10 11 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 8:42AM
excellent timing,great capture!!! totaly agree on the lack of respect nowadays!!!!!
Caitlin98 6 9 England
3 Aug 2012 8:46AM
It looks stunning in B&W and the timing is absolutely brilliant Smile (Ignoring where they are doing this!) Superb image Wink

Caitlin x
wnbeat 11 56 Scotland
3 Aug 2012 8:46AM
Good shot , a pity about the circumstances, fortunately not all youths are the same !Smile
paulcr 12 1.5k 9 Ireland
3 Aug 2012 8:53AM
“Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.”

Socrates...469 BC – 399 BC

I doubt he knew where he was or that any offence was intended. He was just skateboarding.
Agree 100 for action it's well captured good action shot Nathan

fentiger 16 916 23 England
3 Aug 2012 9:03AM
A fine piece of photo-journalism.

Tibetan 5 3 England
3 Aug 2012 9:06AM
I think it's a Brilliant shot Nathan well done, gets my vote, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 9:07AM

Quote:A fine piece of photo-journalism.


quite agree and glad it is in mono as shows the movement
luckybry 7 3 Scotland
3 Aug 2012 9:21AM
nice actoin shot but whip the person in it

mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1738 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 9:30AM
Superb timing, damning image. And good PJ.
At the end of the Jubilee street party in June we had a multi-denominational Songs of Praise in the town square. In the middle of a hymn a bunch of youths ambled through the middle of the proceedings, walking across the flower beds. I think everyone was just too amazed to say anything.
Humblebee 5 1 England
3 Aug 2012 9:46AM
An excellent and well times capture, Nathan - as for the lack of respect (Above quote from Socrates...469 BC – 399 BC) it would seem that everything comes in cycles, let us hope we are at the end of this disrespectful time ... Carol
SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
3 Aug 2012 10:19AM
Excellent capture. Budapest is certainly a beautiful town full of impressive monuments. I don't like to see them cheapened by youths that have no idea of history.
3 Aug 2012 12:08PM
A good action shot but I do agree with you about the lack of respect for others and also the structure itself. Kids of today but this person looks old enough to know better. Good image and well captured.
Gerryrys 5 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 12:10PM
It's a nice composition Nathan and an interesting narrative.

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
3 Aug 2012 12:34PM
Excellent capture and agree with your sentiments Nathan.


danbrann 13 636 17
3 Aug 2012 12:37PM
That really is a cracking shot Nathan and I agree with you wholeheartedly. The only people who should be offended are those involved in these actions.
paulcr 12 1.5k 9 Ireland
3 Aug 2012 12:50PM
Hmm, personally I think you're overdoing the respect thing. He's just skateboarding. Its not like he's dancing on their graves. Paul
3 Aug 2012 4:02PM
There are two infinite - the universe and stupidity. However, I'm not sure about the universe. (Albert Einstein)
No comments... you said all!
Regards Valery
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
3 Aug 2012 4:35PM
It's odd you should upload this, as some youth was doing similar on the exterior of Wakefield Cathedral a couple of days ago, but without the skateboard, and my thoughts were the same as yours, how disrespectful. A fine capture, though, Nathan.
Trev Smile
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
3 Aug 2012 9:04PM
excellent conversion, the mono makes you concentrate on the essential truth.
It always galls me when you see monument smeared with graffiti round here, although it is not so common in the province.
moiral 7 12 Scotland
3 Aug 2012 9:07PM
Great timing to get this action shot Nathan, although probably he performed it somewhere else. Moira
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 9:10PM
weoo timed action shot
3 Aug 2012 9:17PM
Fantastic Capture!! lovely balance on the light.. superb
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 9:34PM
Excellently timed in flight shot of this feat of daring Nathan, Peter..
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
3 Aug 2012 10:19PM
Well done Nathan--- and the conversion is grand!
BHUBAN 6 India
4 Aug 2012 3:25AM
awesome picture.....
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
4 Aug 2012 10:29AM
Well timed, Nathan, and yep, I agree with you.

4 Aug 2012 2:56PM
Disrespect is wherever you go!!!!!! Such a shame, we can not do much about it!!!!!!!! AniaWink
KingBee Plus
11 521 2 Scotland
4 Aug 2012 8:37PM
Great image, Nathan, even if it depicts something most of us would find distasteful.


Jat_Riski 9 89 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 3:09PM
Awesome capture.
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 3:56PM
You have my respect for such a good image! Please have my UA for such a good composition and subject. IB
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
5 Aug 2012 4:12PM
A terrific action shot Nathan, it's a pity he couldn't have found somewhere more appropriate to practice his skateboarding skills. We have a couple of skateboard parks locally where youngsters can hone their skills without causing a nuisance to the general public
paskinmj 8 11 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 11:09PM
Spot on timing and energy captured,
6 Aug 2012 4:23AM
I agree with you, Nathan. It's sad the blindness of people like this person that don't perceive the site and the signification. Or, maybe, he perceive completely...
Nice shot and conversion.


6 Aug 2012 1:00PM
A truly lovely captured shot, like your photos very original and a real pleasure to view.
Sue (amber460 )
LexEquine 11 19 United States
6 Aug 2012 9:08PM
"Great Shot rendering in Monochrome!" ~ LEx Wink
troosers 5 2 Scotland
8 Aug 2012 8:08PM
Great timing, well done. Grin

5 3 8 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2012 11:01PM
Great timing and a great mono. But from reading your description I hope he had a nasty fall shortly after!Wink
Also, thank you for your kind comments on my imagesGrin
bornav 5 India
13 Aug 2012 10:20AM
Beautiful motion photography Nathan, you've wonderfully captured the stunt!
Great timing! ... Great title!

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