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8 Aug 2020 8:25PM
Great street photo and interesting description.
waltknox 5 4 Canada
8 Aug 2020 9:25PM
This looks like a shot from long ago Oliver . Gets my award for the story and peaceful view down that long stately road. Only suggestion would be to crop out some the road in the foreground in front of the cycling undertaker ,
Stay well
Best regards
Walt
8 Aug 2020 9:50PM
gravedigger
when you dig my grave
could you make it shallow
so that i can feel the rain

~ unknown
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2343 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2020 10:02PM
Gravedigger: Faith, if he be not rotten before he die—as we have many pocky corses nowadays that will scarce hold the laying in— he will last you some eight year or nine year. A tanner will last you nine year.
Hamlet: Why he more than another?
Gravedigger: Why, sir, his hide is so tanned with his trade that he will keep out water a great while, and your water is a sore decayer of your whoreson dead body. Here’s a skull now. This skull has lain in the earth three-and-twenty years.
(Hamlet Act V Sc 1)
mac Plus
19 10 Scotland
8 Aug 2020 11:41PM
Super street image and with the story, it increases the interest in the picture. A nice long straight street with not much going on, except for the principal figure. It sounds like a whose-who of the classical composer's world. I would agree with a bit off the foreground.
Ian
woolybill1 Plus
14 35 76 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2020 8:13AM
He looks like a real character, not merely learned in his trade but in his understanding and humanity.
Our local gravedigger is a small mechanical excavator on caterpillar tracks. It is utterly devoid of character and only understands instructions conveyed by levers.
Such is progress.
Regards
Bill
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2020 8:24AM
Excellent, Oliver.
9 Aug 2020 10:12AM
Fabulous image, Oliver.SmileSmile
chase Plus
15 2.0k 514 England
9 Aug 2020 12:15PM
I bet he had some stories to tell !!
Love your POV here, a nice smile to finish off with too....great bike !
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
9 Aug 2020 12:29PM
He does look a happy chappy! A fine street image, Ollie 😃👍
Trev 😀
Great street capture fine image Oliver.
WesternRed.
10 Aug 2020 6:21AM
A wonderful image and interesting write up, Ollie. An award winning upload.

JohnSmile
capto Plus
8 6.5k 23 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2020 8:30AM
The story makes the image.Smile
ivor
10 Aug 2020 10:14AM
SmileSmileSmile

Jukka.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2020 11:18AM
Great photography Ollie !!
Isabel GrinGrin
10 Aug 2020 3:38PM
Beautiful treatment and an excellent presentation.

LorySmile

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