Thursday, May 3, 2007

An Old Man in Town

He was sitting there, at one of the biggest squares of Istanbul, with his bag next to him.
Most likely, just arrived from a long ride from one of the Anatolian villages
to see his grandchildren.
He is waiting for his son, to pick him up.
Just a guess:)
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16 comments:

MumbaiCurry said...

Interesting place and so many people in the background. But he is alone and seems to be lost in thoughts.
Nice snap.

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is an exceptional photograph. The old man is about my age. He looks off in a direction not at you. His shirt is beautiful blue like the sky. His walking stick is really nice and shines. There are many younger people behind him and those pigeons look to be huge or chicken size to me. I don't recall ever seeing any so big. This is a remarkable photograph. I really think you did a good job on it.

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laughingwolf said...

excellent...

when i was still working as an electrician, i met a fellow from turkey, abdullah [ab] selcuk, and his son, whose name i forget

both were electricians, too, and very nice

Moi said...

there's sth abt travellers that so pleases the eye of camera, right ? :)

Anna said...

Love your psychic ability! :) I like this shot Oya...

Monica said...

This is excellent Oya, such a beautiful portrait. The datails Abraham described are fantastic. A picture full of meaning.

Seda said...

I always see these people in the streets hanging aimlessly - at least they seem like aimlessly. I have always wondered what they are doing there - sitting all alone with a small bag and lonely look on their face. I don't know why but it breaks my heart...
Seda
Istanbul Photo

isabella said...

He is a spiffy dresser! But his shoes are dusty, so I believe that he's done some walking as well...

Dsole said...

Everyone's got their own history behind its backs..

John Roberts said...

He probably enjoyed having his photo taken by a pretty young woman like you! I would have probably gotten rapped with his cane if I tried this. LOL!

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Ming_the_Merciless said...

I love his cap. I was thinking of getting one like that but not sure if I will look good or silly with it.

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

I like this photo so much me too. It reminds me those old man mostly living in the countruside when they arrive in town and are both: tired and confused. I loved the description of Abraham and Seda too.

Mike said...

Nice shot Oya, really tells a story!

Sally said...

One of my favourite pasttimes is sitting people-watching (in cities not my own!) and making up life stories for them! You've done a wonderful job, on photo and story.

Miguel Angel Servell├│n said...

It is a very beautiful photography, congratulations