Afternoon all. This unfortunate chap parked his bike where he shouldn't have. This has resulted in a ticket from a traffic warden. He will be waiting for the owners of the other bikes to appear too.
I was going to post this shot as a Silly Sunday shot yesterday, however the more I looked at the poor cyclist, the less inclined I was to find anything funny about the shot. The receiving of a parking ticket is obviously a great source of humilation and shame for the man. Look at his body language and his stance. He is moving his feet like a naughty child. This shot actually speaks to me about the Japanese culture as a whole. A race of people who take a great pride in their country and themselves as individuals.
Thanks for C&Cs on yesterday's upload.
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Portraits and people
Japan Traffic warden Cyclist
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