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in the railway number 71

By bliba  
The Anti-Face Disguising Act, which came into force on 1 October 2017, stipulates that in public places and public buildings, facial features may not be covered or concealed by clothing or other objects in any way
Since mid-March 2020, i.e. since Covid 19, everything has changed
Slowly we get used to wearing masks.
And also to the fact that our freedom is restricted, that borders are closed, that we are only allowed to meet friends in small groups, that there are hardly any cultural events ..........that there is no united Europe.

If we are disciplined and well-behaved (that's roughly what our young and clairvoyant chancellor means) and the long-awaited vaccine is finally here year in summer everything will be fine!
Back to normality ???
What normality?

thanks for looking and commenting


Tags: Photo journalism Vienna Bnw portrait Bnw photography Bnw photogaphy railway number 71

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dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 749 England
2 Sep 2020 7:53PM
Face coverings, how ill informed and prejudiced before coronavirus, how quickly politicians change their mind when it suits.
No united Europe, that's very English (as Scotland and Northern Ireland voted Remain) Wink

Tht said, a well taken shot of our time.
2 Sep 2020 8:01PM
A photo depicting how the world has changed, excellent image, Oliver.SmileSmile
The acquiescence everywhere...

The passengers eyes say so much in this story telling image of our time...
2 Sep 2020 9:07PM
Excellent documentary image.

Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
2 Sep 2020 9:27PM
Exciting photo and a lot of exciting questions!
Love the eyes of the girl to the right, watching you Smile
Great work!
My award!

Arne Smile
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
2 Sep 2020 9:32PM
A world wide problem--- The people in your image are compliant--- We are not so well cared for in the USA--- Not helping the world at all-----
woolybill1 Plus
14 36 76 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2020 9:34PM
Very few people express themselves in words or pictures quite so well as you,
Once again a superb upload in every sense.
2 Sep 2020 9:36PM
"If youíve been walking around your city recently believing that the face mask you wear to protect you from the coronavirus is also fooling facial recognition cameras, then we have bad news for you: Facial recognition is evolving. But this technology isnít exactly new."
2 Sep 2020 9:51PM
The young ladies 👀 eyes just peering over the seat rail over on the right is awesome Oliver . We are rather faceless and anonymous now I guess as you point out . Great candid !
Best regards
2 Sep 2020 10:12PM
Easy to overlook the girl on the rhs. Good photo
mac Plus
19 11 Scotland
2 Sep 2020 11:48PM
I enjoyed your pithy opening remarks, pretty well sums up everybody's thoughts today. Well illustrated with your image, definitely the eyes have it!! Both left and right, especially on the right!
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
3 Sep 2020 1:55AM
Troubled looking eyes on both sides. This is the new us.
3 Sep 2020 2:00AM
A great candid photo and description of the current state of affairs.
3 Sep 2020 7:18AM

Quote:A photo depicting how the world has changed, excellent image, Oliver.SmileSmile
I agree with Len .
3 Sep 2020 7:25AM
Fine work again, Ollie. I think perhaps the girl on the right does not want to be your friend...
johnke Plus
8 223 16 England
3 Sep 2020 7:27AM
Freedom such a bad thing do as your told.... a very good example of the changing world...John
capto Plus
8 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2020 8:05AM
Very 2020.Smile
saltireblue Plus
10 11.6k 71 Norway
3 Sep 2020 8:16AM
So many 'what if's' and 'perhaps' and not enough concrete knowledge we can be sure of...promises based more on hopes than facts.
ColleenA Plus
8 471 7 Australia
3 Sep 2020 8:47AM
The eyes on the right are watching you...great observation of Covid think itís bad in Europe, Australia is a divided Nation, borders closed Victoria banished to hell and beyond. We are under 23 hours home arrest. Allowed out for one hour a day. Only one person in a family can go to the super. All shops beside food shops are closed. Compulsory masks when outdoors. No visitors at home and only two people can walk outside together. We are also banned from flying Internationally...compared to us Europe sounds like a holiday camp
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2020 8:51AM
Excellent, oliver.
3 Sep 2020 9:22AM
Great characters in this composition, Ollie.
Some have no need to buy masks.

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2020 11:30AM
Excellent image, a realistic sign of the times well captured...
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
3 Sep 2020 12:38PM
Yes, we frowned on people going about wearing face coverings - why hide their faces? Now we're all doing it - where I live it's not compulsory out on the street, just on public transport and in most shops. A well documetned capture here, Ollie, something to remind us of how things were when we get back to normal, if we ever will... 👍
Trev 😀
4 Sep 2020 4:11AM
Everyone looks like a bank robber now....except The Tyrant (who mostly will not wear them).

4 Sep 2020 8:10AM
The eyes of the girl on the right make this image for me - she is watching you and partly hidden by the seat in front. Looks a bit uncertain - thinking why are you taking pictures ?
ViVla 4 11 2 Russian Federation
13 Sep 2020 5:50AM
Excellent image! My attention also first cought the girl on the right, then the girl on the left and then the persons with a child.

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