Photographs from a small group of islands
Aug 20 2021 12 Comments
8/20/2021 at 11:20 am
Oh I like this so much. She looks so resilient. I really do hope I can be like this at her age!
8/20/2021 at 8:51 pm
Yeah, she does. She wasn’t moving slowly either. Far from it in fact.
8/20/2021 at 3:59 pm
A lovely photograph. You have made the very ordinary elderly lady so much the subject of the scene. Enhanced by the minimal words.
I was taken on a literal station to station trip as I wandered down the Seibu Shinjuku line looking for the location. Starting at Haijima and ending at Takadanobaba. I didn’t find it, (will try again later when work slows), but it was nice to happen across that little cafe just across from Araiyakushi-Mae station just as I was enjoying my morning coffee here.
8/20/2021 at 9:00 pm
Cheers. We were both stood waiting for the barriers to lift, so I just about got this one shot in. Just about avoided the people coming the other way too. I don’t actually recall which station it was myself, but very glad your search resulted in finding that cafe, and at that exact time. Perfect!
8/20/2021 at 9:31 pm
‘If you don’t use it, you lose it.’ Kudos to her for practicing that philosophy. I am not there yet but she inspires me.
8/21/2021 at 12:47 pm
Yeah, she really does. No hanging about at home for this woman.
Bernadette Siobhan Loftus says
8/21/2021 at 7:44 pm
I love this picture! It almost seems to move. I live in the States where train traffic is not as ubiquitous as it is elsewhere in the world (and it makes no sense). I’m glad that this mobile elderly woman has the option to use her legs or to take the train. Wonderful shot!
8/22/2021 at 9:36 am
Thanks a lot, that’s really good to hear. Everything I could have hoped to achieve when I pressed the shutter. And yeah, the train system isn’t just beneficial to commuters and the like, it enhances the live of all residents, from all walks of life.
8/23/2021 at 5:46 am
I can hear the David Bowie in the background just looking at this scene!
8/23/2021 at 12:32 pm
Amazing how merely a title triggers the song very clearly in your head, isn’t it?
8/23/2021 at 9:39 pm
Turning 75 this week it think this ‘era’ should be called the Rust Years!!!!
Love the center perspective view.
I always appreciate the elder Japanese with their walkers!!!
Stay safe and be well, Renita
8/24/2021 at 10:47 am
Ah, but rust also has its own distinct beauty!
Thanks a lot. More necessity than planning, but very happy with the result.
Cheers. You too, take care.
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