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The Weariness of the Long Distance Tourist

By saltireblue    
From the interior of York Minster.

I was listening to Iron Maiden's "Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner" when I came upon the title for this image. Japanese tourists 'doing Europe'Smile.

My first Monday free tomorrow after going over to 80% work-week at my own request. Weather forecast is good, so Mrs. Salty and I are orf to photograph a new statue park in a wooded area overlooking Oslo. So far, over 20 statues, all portraying women, and all donated by a multi-millionaire, Christian Ringnes, whose family made their money from brewing. The plan is to be over 50 statues when the project is finished.


Tags: Japanese Tourist Tired Portraits and people Please do not snore in the minster Sleepy head

Voters: mrswoolybill, Philip_H, saeidNL and 41 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2013 3:16PM
Sings quietly to herself, Ah yes I remember it well...
Nice one. The sculptures sound interesting too.

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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
6 Oct 2013 3:35PM
Great and fantastic image,very well done,
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2013 3:37PM
Brilliant candid Malc.

6 Oct 2013 3:57PM
Great title to this well observed image Malc. And let's not forget Tom Courtney in all this Smile

John Smile
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
6 Oct 2013 4:40PM
A very suitable media used on this fine capture.

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
6 Oct 2013 4:45PM
Congratulations on 'downsizing' - good luck Smile Smile
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2013 4:51PM
Sore of foot, sore of head perhaps. Those stone slabs must take their toll; they certainly do on me Blush
The stone seats can't be much better when tiredness takes over; complete exhaustion however is another matter.
The statue park sounds like a good idea for a visit. Hopefully you will offer us visual insights soon.
Happy Monday to you both!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
6 Oct 2013 4:52PM
As good a place as any to crash out for a wee while, Malc; good candid capture.
Enjoy your Monday off: when I retired and went to 0% I always felt it was the best career move I many other interests to pursue which were not possible during the working years.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
6 Oct 2013 5:02PM
Still not caught up from jet lag. Well captured candid Malc. I'm looking forward to your statues too........Sandy
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
6 Oct 2013 5:08PM
Yawn. Once you've seen one cathedral you've seen them all. Grin
Lots of Chinese tourists in Scotland this year too Malc, all god for the business people around the country.
Sounds like a great day out tomorrow, especially if the Autumnal colours are out where you're going.
Good Luck

Very well captured & titled... Where are their cameras? Look fiord to the statuesWink
Alda 5 70 30 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2013 7:36PM
The older woman looks like she spotted you and is desperately trying to look nonchalant, but only succeeding in looking uncomfortable lol. GrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2013 7:46PM
A wonderful candid shot.
Sue_R Plus
12 11 6 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2013 8:02PM
Good candid! This reminds me of our journey home from South Korea. When we flew back from Osaka to Amsterdam, I was sat next to a Japanese lady who fell asleep with her head on my shoulder. I didn't like to wake her so let her stay there for ages. She eventually woke up and sat up. Neither of us said anything about it. We just carried on as if it had never happened, which was all a bit weird really.

Sue Smile
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
6 Oct 2013 8:05PM

Quote:The older woman looks like she spotted you and is desperately trying to look nonchalant, but only succeeding in looking uncomfortable lol. GrinGrin

Got it in one, Alda!

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
6 Oct 2013 10:27PM
A lovely candid, great mono.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2013 10:29PM
Nice mono cpature, MalcolmSmile

jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2013 11:20PM
Good capture Malc - part timer now then - lucky sod! GrinGrin
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
6 Oct 2013 11:33PM
I tell you the truth here Malc,
but it has been my mission for years to photograph a Japanese tourist
at the Edinburgh Fringe WITHOUT a camera.
I have NEVER seen one yet !!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
7 Oct 2013 1:22AM
Do they get in the way?

50 women statues?? hmmmmm
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 1:58PM
Enjoy your new life Malc! A great candid too...
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
7 Oct 2013 2:56PM
It certainly is tiring work being a tourist! Excellent candid, Malc Wink
Trev Smile
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
7 Oct 2013 5:59PM
A dreamy candid Malcolm.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 10:27PM
Great candid of the sleepy tourist.
Enjoy the free time - there is never enough ot it!
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
8 Oct 2013 10:57AM
Wonderfully endearing candid Malc Smile
Potra 5 Venezuela
13 Oct 2013 10:16PM
Excellent capture, the title fits perfectly.

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