Tuesday, March 10, 2009

FOUND PHOTO: @36 Svobody Ave. Lviv, Ukraine

...from an abandoned bureau, 3.08.09

FOUND PHOTO: @7 Gogolya St. Lviv, Ukraine
LOOK: Shpytalna Street from Lvivsky Streets, by fucoid

LOOK: Baba 1 from Lvivsky Streets, by fucoid

9 comments:

Mona said...

I don't know if you caught the results of the Miss Atom @ the blog. If you haven't done so, follow the link back to the previous post and click on Miss chernobyl 2004. should put a smile on yr face!
Regards/

CLAY said...

That image looks very old.

Micro said...

This photo looks like from II WW times.
So sad....

Alice said...

this photo makes me so sad! Poor people!

fucoid said...

haaa! thanks mona.

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i found it with two others, i think it is from about 1900, during austrian rule. one of them has a horse drawn carriage creeping into the edge of the frame

Bluesfrau said...

The photo captured a very interesting moment - a moment which might have appeared to these people on the photo as "insignificant". Yet, for me as an independent viewer many years later and from a different generation, country and overall time, I can still relate to the woman and her action, and I'm tempted to describe what she is thinking and possibly feeling.
I don't think that I need to feel sorry for these people. It seems they had other, equally warm safety nets as we all build them in our lives, regardless our situations. She may have been happier than a lot of fast food junkies...

fucoid said...

i tend to agree blues frau.

i am only wondering if this is before or during WWI. it seems a little strange to see so many people huddled up in the market square. maybe they are homeless or dislocated? not sure...

Bluesfrau said...

Yea, I was wondering about that, too. It could be a weekly or daily food-stamp type get-together - if you see what I mean?
Btw, I spent my Sunday at a photo exhibition exhibiting Czeck and CSR photos from very early on (Pictorism times and onwards), and I think you would have got a kick out of the Surrealism era photos (1930ies - apparently Surrealism kicked in rather late in the Bohemian area - but then full force).

fucoid said...

thanks Bluesfrau... checked your blog today and found out about new and interesting artists.

i have not had a connection for the last few weeks so my engagement has been thin... back to "normal" now