Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Strangers from Afar

Carmi's Thematic Photographic theme for the week is strangers from afar. Looking into my photo files, I find I don't do that very much. I did, however, find the above photo that I took a couple of months back, outside Christchurch's transitional cathedral. Something about the electrician's kneeling figure intrigued me. Perhaps it is to do with the motto "laborare est orare" (to work is to pray). (Which reminds me, I intended to write a poem based on the scene).

To find more, I had to go back much further in my files. It turns out I'm less shy of taking photos of strangers when I travel overseas (which is not very often).

The modern centurion in the photo above seemed to have echoes of the fellow in the photo below:

The last of my selection was taken in Singapore.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Those are great, Catherine.

"Mohawks: Then and Now"

21 Wits said...

All of these are delightful and colorful besides one a bit romantic too! Great strangers!

Bob Scotney said...

Never mind two heads, two centurions are better than one.

Alexia said...

Great photos - I like the last one particularly; he looks quite comfortable and composed.

Gilly said...

I love those - really fresh and good. The last gentleman seems far away in his own thoughts!

Max Sartin said...

Great shots. It took me a second to realize the centurion wasn't a real guy.