In 1971, I took my first trip overseas.
I was 14 and went on a school trip to Spain.
We drove along the streets of Madrid and Barcelona.
I took this photo from a bus window.
I had the slide reproduced recently and studied it.....
The man above looks lost.
It almost looks like he has been digitally added to the photo.
His appearance, his clothes, the quizzical look in his brow...he is displaced.
Now, these two roaming gents look like they are very much in sync with city life,
right down to the position of their feet.
The hand in the pocket, the movement of the arm,
one listening intently or maybe not at all.
The fellow in the rear, walking with his bag and cigarette hanging loosely from his mouth.
White shirt, tie and jacket...barrister perhaps?
Shadows at their feet...late morning??
I like this image.
Mother and child?
Grandmother and child?
The plaid pants are a giveaway to the 70's.
Notice that they are holding hands in the shadow.
What I would like to know...is if this fellow ever found what he was looking for.
Better yet, what was he looking for? or whom?
Ah...the wonderful world of photography,
it never ceases to amaze me.
Have I missed anything???
Images ~ me