Posted by Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 14 July 2012 in Documentary & Street.
A seething passionate mass of citizenry gathered prior to the first day of marching protest at 2010's G20, and others selected a languid patch of grass for which summer provides a daytime bed of relax.
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Quelle iamge sur l'herbe et touss ce personnage en fond sueprbe.
14 Jul 2012 6:31am
I'm sure he's thinking about getting up and joining in (possibly)
14 Jul 2012 6:58am
@Doug: I didn't hang around to see if he did, but I hope not. I hope he just remained within his zone of relaxation.
le pauvre mec à l'avant-plan
14 Jul 2012 8:07am
@l'Angevine: ? Il jouit de la belle journée.
nice shot , vivid colors
14 Jul 2012 8:56am
@Saeed Rasoulof: Thanks for having a look.
Une excellente photo avec un pur sujet et le fantastique titre
14 Jul 2012 10:36am
@SalSa: Merci beaucoup.
J'adore le contraste de la personne couchée en avant-plan et tout ce remue ménage derrière!!! une superbe photo! j'aime ton style!!!
14 Jul 2012 10:49am
@Martine: Aimables paroles. Je vous remercie beaucoup.
What's it all about & who really cares? The time taken, the damage done. The memories remain but in the end did anything really change? And yet it seems that in our world protest & defiance are one of the few hopes we have for change.
14 Jul 2012 11:31am
@Williams: It's about our Prime Minister peeing away a billion dollars to host the summit downtown, I suppose. Not sure how lasting the changes will be, but there are continuing stern repercussions for the way it was policed, and hopefully in future these types of world leader gatherings will be held more responsibly. Especially in the fiscal sense. I won't ever participate again, though : much more likely to go for a day long bike ride on the lake!
14 Jul 2012 11:53am
The contrast is striking ... a great sighting!
14 Jul 2012 1:37pm
@Judy aka L@dybug: Thanks, Judy. Have yourself a nice weekend.
How can anyone seethe and protest a single thing on such a bed of green gorgeousness as that lawn? Especially if you know that the balancing electromagnetic energy of the earth comes up into our bodies through our feet. I just remembered,.. rubber soles block it. Isn't that interesting? Think of the past 50 years of tennis shoes. This is a good capture with the collective band of human energy under the trees and of the contrasting figure of someone after my own heart in foreground just bathing in good energy. Is it the coffee, or am I off the page again. :-D
14 Jul 2012 1:58pm
@Joyce: The page has no limits, sista. Parks like this one (Allan Gardens in downtown east) are endlessly variable places for how the citizenry chooses to use the space. I am about to walk through it soon on my way to a grocery store, and will see people lounging on the grass beneath trees, reading or listening to music, playing guitar... and I'll see drunkards on benches, already out of it before noon... and the whole cocktail will loop the loop as it does, and as it seems meant to do. Now who's off the page ? ;-))
A fine shot of this great looking place to relax. I don't know whether the protest would be relaxing or not. Fine shot.
14 Jul 2012 2:03pm
@Slackwater - Don: The marching and protesting was wide and varied, and anything but relaxing. I guess it is a duty of sorts, or nothing at all will ever change. Thanks for having a look.
A really cool contrast in visual and the transition is beautifuly handled by your words...Love this one sir!
14 Jul 2012 2:42pm
@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks very much, good man. I hope your weekend is a very pleasant one.
great documentary again! and i like the opposite between the crowd in the back and the single person with no idea what there happend!
14 Jul 2012 2:57pm
@klausZ: I always appreciate your time and comments, buddy.
14 Jul 2012 4:01pm
What a great contrast of activity and relaxation! Great image.
14 Jul 2012 4:37pm
Beautiful colors & lights!
14 Jul 2012 5:46pm
I like how you photographed the person laying on the grass and the protesters are in the background. Good shot.
14 Jul 2012 8:20pm
Great candid capture of the fellow relaxing and a huge gathering as well ... well seen, fantastic shot!
14 Jul 2012 9:27pm
I think this lone sleepyhead has the best place of all ;-))) Great photo of this interesting colorful scene with fabulous light !!!
14 Jul 2012 10:52pm
great shot of the crowd with this girl at foreground...
15 Jul 2012 3:14am
like a modern-day "lie in" ...
15 Jul 2012 2:42pm
Terrific contrast, Rick - people power on the move - but there is always time to rest and recharge energies!
16 Jul 2012 12:50pm
I am L.A. raised, and part of me just loves (and misses) hanging out with and being in the anonymous public, because I am collective too. There is nothing so wildly free and creative as Venice Beach. It's a photog's playground. It can also be dangerous. But there are so many variations.
I am thinking of a close friend who travels only to Disneyworld on vacations. Why I asked, and she said it takes her back to her beloved childhood. I nodded and understood, compassion for her amazing -- but was almost scared at the difference in -- consciousness . I would go to the Bahamas, or see the pyramids of Mexico, or cruise to Alaska, or visit the Louvre, or.....drive to Glacier. But we have free will here on Earth, and gulp, it is a marvelous gift. I am dangling on the edge of the page and I know it.:D
17 Jul 2012 12:05pm
@Joyce: That's a rich follow-up comment, page without edges kinda thing... I had small town buddies back in my youth who absolutely REFUSED to visit Toronto after I moved there. Some of these guys had never left the county! I had to respect their freedom of choice and opinions, but a lot of their opinions weren't grounded in actual experience, and that is where I had issues with their outspoken-ness. We are highly complex onions!
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