Old Coal-Woman of Stromboli

This old woman sells coal around the streets of Stromboli.

She only washes once a month.


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By popular demand - a mono version of the portrait of this remarkable woman.


To get the full story, you'll have to go to the original colour version, here:




  • Londonstudios PRO 7y

    Giss a kiss!
  • James Petrille 7y

    Only slightly less often than me
  • screpion 7y

    Excellent portrait. Congrats.
  • Vasili Andreyev 7y

    David, excellent portrait.
    As well the entire stream.
    Keep in touch,
  • Veronica Booth 7y

    Nice portrait!
  • Andrew Montgomery 7y

    Beautiful, but she looks Welsh to me. Great to be back, wasting time of flickr when I have a mass of work to do, and great to see Zardoz posting pics again. He's been away in Afghanistan, looking after Prince Harry, you know.
  • Zoe Teng 7y

    yes :)
  • VEB Zardoz the Gravyboat PRO 7y

    Monty -
    You're not supposed to tell people about that, nutter,,,,,it's a secret!"
    But it's true that the little ginger twat would be dead without me.
    I personally fought off an entire battalion of heroin crazed Taliban, with nothing more than a tripod and an old Lubitel, just to save his little "royal" ass.
    It was like Rorkes Drift.....Only better and I woz more braver (than Michael Caine even).
    I was even personally thanked by his dad ~ Lt. James Hewitt.
  • Eve Livesey 7y

    I like them both, she has the kindest eyes
  • M. 7y

    like this version much

    gritty-real, as should be --

    this is how life transforms

    the mortal matter we call flesh
  • Edgar and Ron PRO 7y

    I agree that the BW is more effective.

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Taken on July 16, 2099
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