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Not a good way to spend Xmas Eve...

By Chinga
Not a good way to spend Xmas Eve... This is what I see everyday on my way to work. Very sad.
Thinking about the homeless on Xmas Eve... This is a night to celebrate with with your favourite treat
But pop out, have a kind word, take some sandwiches to give out, or even a mince pie to the people in the street... This images are from Hyde Park Corner in luxurious London's West End... So tonight I made a Xmas hamper of ready to eat goodies to give out on my way to Night Shift. Merry Christmas everyone ! Isabel
(Thank you to Jeff (Kojack) and Dave (HobbitDave) for awarding yesterday's images).

Tags: Photo journalism General Xmas eve Homeless people

Voters: VincentChristopher, Aveeno, mex and 73 more

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It's a difficult dilemma.....I tend to give my cash directly to The Salvadtion Army knowing it will go directly to help those in need .

Thank you Isabel for sharing and promoting the need of situations like these

Take care
mex 13 27 3 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2018 10:36AM
Merry Christmas Isabel.
24 Dec 2018 10:39AM
It's a shame Isabel, you are a kind lady, excellent images highlighting a big problem,
Merry Christmas,
mac Plus
19 10 Scotland
24 Dec 2018 10:49AM
Unfortunately, a trend of today.
Edinburgh has a built a small village of two-bedroom houses to help to provide accommodation for the homeless.
You can read about it here: -

On cheerier note have a Merry Xmas, Isabel.
24 Dec 2018 10:59AM
A very happy Christmas to you, Isabel and yes. We should all spare a thought and whatever else we can to those far less fortunate than ourselves and not only at Christmas...

There but for fortune go you and I.

PhilT2 Plus
11 533 31 England
24 Dec 2018 11:04AM
You have the true spirit of Christmas within you Isabel. A time of caring and sharing.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you
24 Dec 2018 11:10AM
Oh poor chap hope everyone is generous to him over the period or better still someone gives him a place to stay. You are kind Isabel. Hope a lot of other folk do the same.

Happy Christmas to you and a healthy happy snappy New Year.

laura1 16 8
24 Dec 2018 11:13AM
yes it's sad!

24 Dec 2018 11:21AM
Sadly it's not just Christmas that people are sleeping out, also begging. and it's happening more and more. So well done on making a Xmas hamper to give out. I always make a point of stopping to talk, if possible, also wishing them well with a handshake - but it's never enough... Peter
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2018 11:32AM
So sad Isabel, well done for making the hamper..

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New YearSmileSmile

24 Dec 2018 11:43AM
Yes, not a good way at all to spend a Christmas, even down here in our small town there are at least three rough sleepers.
Anyway Isabel Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year.
FabioKeiner 8 111 1 Austria
24 Dec 2018 11:55AM
and no christian charity or church to invite him not even at christmas eve? today jesus would have to be born in the subway, too. not in bethlehem, but in london.
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
24 Dec 2018 12:06PM
Well done, Isabel!
It shames us all.
kojack 9 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2018 12:21PM
Excellent touch of photojournalism on the homeless Isabel.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.
24 Dec 2018 12:22PM
Have a great Night Shift , Isabel! SmileSmileSmile - Jukka.
24 Dec 2018 12:36PM
Great shot Isabel! Merry Christmas to you & yours!
121PB 9 Kenya
24 Dec 2018 12:45PM
Yes a very sad situation on homeless people, Isabel, but a great shot.
Merry Christmas and best wishes in the new year. PatSmileSmileSmile
In my city there are a lot of rough sleepers it’s a rotten situation to be in and in this day and age surely there is a better way.
Have a great Christmas and a very photographic new year.
24 Dec 2018 1:27PM
good soul, dear Isabel, how kind of you to prepare some goodies to give out to the homeless... not so many homeless people in Moscow these days and no chance seeing them sleeping outdoors at -10C...
and may you be happy and blessed...not just on Christmas day, but throughout the year!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
24 Dec 2018 2:02PM
That’s very kind Isabel . A very sad sight indeed in this day and age 😊😊Andy
manicam 16 44 1 Canada
24 Dec 2018 2:26PM
Excellent presentation,Isabel

rontear Plus
17 23 9 England
24 Dec 2018 2:54PM
The government are working on it...……………Isabel. Happy holidays.
AlfieK Plus
3 1 1 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2018 2:54PM
Well done Isabel - that's what Christmas is about. We should all count our blessings.
Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to you and family.
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
24 Dec 2018 3:01PM
Merry Christmas Isabel, well done you. I'm sure your hamper full
of treats will be very appreciated.
I'ts good to remember the less fortunate at this time of year.

Lots of love,
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
24 Dec 2018 3:52PM
Unfortunately these sorts of scenes can be seen in all cities and towns, more so than ever nowadays, and must surely be a comment on the sort of society we have allowed to happen.
But how kind and thoughtful of you to do what you describe.......a real Christian gesture.
I hope you have a lovely day tomorrow, and I send my best wishes for the New Year.
And please continue to capture many more of your wonderful images.
24 Dec 2018 3:57PM
It's hard seeing these people and difficult to image how they got there in th first many reasons, not always of their own doing, and the problem seems to be getting worse. My award goes to you for being such a nice person Isabel. Pam
24 Dec 2018 4:17PM
Thought provoking images, Isabel.
You are so kind and very thoughtful and your generosity will be appreciated tonight.
I hope you have a lovely Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2019.
Best wishes,
Richard Smile
24 Dec 2018 4:37PM

Quote:You have the true spirit of Christmas within you Isabel. A time of caring and sharing.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you

I agree with Phil, Isabel.
Merry Christmas to you. SmileSmile
24 Dec 2018 6:06PM
I agree with Phil’s and Fred’s comments , you are a kind soul ....and we should not forget about those in greater need than ourselves ‘‘tis the season !
Have a happy Christmas and great new year
Cheers Walt
capto Plus
8 6.5k 23 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2018 6:14PM
The sad side of Christmas.

Wishing you all you would wish for yourself and family.
Hoping you have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.Smile
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2018 6:28PM
That is really kind of you; it is such a sad time for many people.
Merry Christmas,
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 734 England
24 Dec 2018 6:36PM
That's very nice of yopu Isabel.
It seems odd to 'like' the image in the normal sense but my vote is for nore than that.
pamelajean Plus
14 1.5k 2188 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2018 6:49PM

Quote:not only at Christmas

Quote:it's not just Christmas that people are sleeping out

Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2018 10:05PM
Well shown Isabel... and as stated above... it sadly is not only Christmas
davyskid 4 2 Scotland
24 Dec 2018 10:39PM
So kind of you Isabel Merry Christmas
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2018 11:30PM
A sad scene Isabel and a beautiful gesture by you. My love for a wonderful Christmas to you.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
IreneClarke Plus
5 1.3k 2 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2018 7:17AM
A thoughtful gesture Isabel - a local charity has done shoe boxes for the homeless to which we donated - have a lovely Christmas Irene
25 Dec 2018 9:38PM
Very kind of you, my award for the original version
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
26 Dec 2018 7:00AM
great photo journalism
26 Dec 2018 2:28PM
Good street photo Isabel such sad times we live in.

You have made a very poignant message here

Love and light Patty xxSmile
wsh Plus
2 53 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2018 2:59AM
Now I find your photos. My heart is also with these people as you know. Great photo, Great journalism

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