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The Old Lady and the Birds | by closelyobservedphoto
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The Old Lady and the Birds

I was wandering quite aimlessly around Kazimierz, the old Jewish district in Krakow, when I noticed someone taking photographs of the side of a building. As often happens I looked up to see what the subject was that had so captivated so many happy-snappers.


The old woman looked so happy feeding the pigeons (despite the fact that they're horrid creatures), and had such a wonderful expression. She saw us photographing her from below, and still she seemed kind and natural and not at all annoyed, which is a real rarity I think.


So this is dedicated to her, to the mystery woman, for giving to me such a magnificent scene to shoot. I only hope I've done her justice.


** Reached #22 in Explore **

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Taken on April 30, 2007