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not The Fiddler On The Roof

Posted by Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 27 April 2018 in People & Portrait.

Occupy Toronto was a protest movement that occurred several years ago, and this downtown park near the St. Lawrence Market was taken over for about a month. A tent city sprang up and it was peaceful and highly organized. I spent some time there and met a lot of interesting and passionate people who wanted to tangibly make a difference. "Africville", by the way, refers to a very regrettable time and place in Canadian history. If you are curious, by all means look it up.

AMIR BABA from TEHRAN, Iran

Excellent

27 Apr 2018 6:00am

@AMIR BABA: Thank you.

MRG*Photographics from Tehran, Iran

strange shot and story

27 Apr 2018 7:33am

@MRG*Photographics: I appreciate you having a look.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

That perch looks potentially painful to me. A nice surreal feel.
Does this mean you have managed to retrieve your files?

27 Apr 2018 9:26am

@grouser: Surreal indeed; thanks, mister g. No, thousands of files lost or perhaps salvageable some day when I take the iMac in for servicing. I posted a few weeks worth of images ahead, before the calamity. You will notice suddenly, probably in late May, that my run of consecutive postings will stop and become sporadic. I mean, I suppose I could post up just about ANYTHING to keep it going... but we have standards to maintain :-))

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle photo . Le noir et blanc lui va très bien

27 Apr 2018 10:16am

@Martine Libouton: Merci beaucoup, Martine.

Eye for Beauty from Florida, United States

nice

27 Apr 2018 11:31am

@Eye for Beauty: Thanks.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WHat a fantastic portrait. Musician in a tree!!!

27 Apr 2018 12:01pm

@Ruthiebear: Glad you like it, thanks. It's a quirky visual.

Devi from Chennai, India

Unique way to protest ?
Nice image..Read your narrative too..Must look up this Africville :)

27 Apr 2018 3:51pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Read about Africville in the wikepedia..

27 Apr 2018 3:59pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bel effet sur ce souvenir de cette foire africville

27 Apr 2018 4:48pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice capture

27 Apr 2018 9:40pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A very soulful image. I wish that i could have heard him play. A few years ago, there was also Occupy DC in Washington, DC. The protesters that camped out there for a few months really tried to make a difference but unfortunately to no avail. The police eventually came in and tore the place down.

27 Apr 2018 11:52pm