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Underneath the arches...

By Chinga
Underneath the arches, we dream our dreams away
Underneath the arches, on coblestones we lay...
Everynight you'll find us tired out and worn
Happy when daylight comes heralding the dawn...
Sleeping when it's raining. Sleeping when it's fine
The pavement is our pillow, no matter where we stray
Underneath the arches, we dream our dreams away...
Written by Reg Connelly/Bud Flanagan in 1931.
(A more serious subject today as this photo was taken in Rome in 2011)
2011!!! Still going on!!!!

Tags: Photo journalism General Landscape and travel Portraits and people

Voters: Meditator, mikbee, taggart and 29 more

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Comments


mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
7 Aug 2011 12:12AM
I thought at first he was a builder taking a rest Isabel !!
It is getting more common here to see the homeless on the streets,
and underneath some arches too !!
Mick.

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7 Aug 2011 4:28AM
A very sad situation Isabel. We see it a lot when we travel in the southern United States too. ...........Sandy
CarolG Plus
9 193 18 Greece
7 Aug 2011 5:51AM
Well captured, Isabel, sad to see, but everywhere in the world. Carol
annettep38 Plus
4 217 38 Costa Rica
7 Aug 2011 6:58AM
In paris, some years ago, the taxmen tried to collect council tax of people like him!
they didn't try that any more - but only because there are too many
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2011 7:19AM
a sad sight to see isabel well documented capture nice one Wink
andy
pdcche 5 4 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2011 7:36AM
A sad sight to see Isabel, but this is our world as we know it.. Peter
Ray42 8 3 England
7 Aug 2011 8:23AM
Well documented and like the song - still see Bud and Allen singing it - Always a sad sight to see - but every city has these unfortnates
lesliea 6 2 Australia
7 Aug 2011 8:27AM
We have it lucky, well taken.
Allen, Smile
7 Aug 2011 11:42AM
A sad but all to true capture Isable as the world slips into a second recession there will be more on the streets. Gary
7 Aug 2011 2:05PM
Who knows he is living a life of a Saint , away from cities.
NeilWigan Plus
5 12 15 England
7 Aug 2011 2:07PM
well spotted.
7 Aug 2011 2:54PM
Well spotted!
Brilane 9 5 12 Wales
8 Aug 2011 5:03PM
A good shot.
There will always be such a large 'homeless' problem where there are drugs, alcoholism, crime, laziness, gambling and greed. I'm not talking about those, comparitively, few who are in that situation through genuine illness, genuine mental disorder and genuinely no fault of their own.
Brian
LexEquine 10 19 United States
8 Aug 2011 9:45PM
'Excellent color, tones, clarity, & composition on the {2} nice color images'...Peter
9 Aug 2011 3:36AM
A really good journalist and emotive image - really sad that this has to happen and with the situation world wide can't see it getting any better real soon unfortunately..Jo
Ayoob 4 Australia
9 Aug 2011 7:43AM
Well spotted and this is a detailed image.....well done ChingaWink
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2011 8:53AM
Sad to see in this day and age, well spotted and captured.

Hugh

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