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Minding One's Business

On a side street in Barcelona.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]

Minding One's Business

On a side street in Barcelona.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]

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  • Martin
  • United States
  • 15 Nov 2007, 01:04
That looks so old continent it is almost funny. Nice shot!
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Martin. Exactly! Thanks.
  • Lesley
  • Montreal, Canada
  • 15 Nov 2007, 01:24
Nice catch! The woman leaning over her balcony really makes the image for me. smile
Ginnie Hart: That's what it was all about for me, too, Lesley. Thanks.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 15 Nov 2007, 02:14
Gorgeous European shutters, and what a shot of the woman! I love it!!
Ginnie Hart: The shutters were why I had to leave this in color, Ruth. Thanks.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Nov 2007, 03:20
Such a "lived in" feel to this scene, and your capture of the nosy gal at the top makes me smile.
Another superior holiday snap, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I guess we all can relate to this on some level, right, Ray. smile Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • in a night shift daze
  • 15 Nov 2007, 03:44
Nice shot Ginnie, love her dressing gown.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Aussie. Thanks.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 15 Nov 2007, 04:25
I like this one - it has the feel of a simple, fleeting moment in life.
Ginnie Hart: A fleeting moment that probably happens almost every day, Jewlya. grin Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 15 Nov 2007, 05:09
she does not looks like she is minding her own. Cool composition!
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're right, of course, Rags. Thanks.
  • urban8
  • Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK, The World
  • 15 Nov 2007, 05:45
Nice candid shot, well seen.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Urban8.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Nov 2007, 06:18
There's nothing like ear wigging on whats going on next door.An arguement to tell the ladies about over a coffee, or a bit of sexual activity that my be she is now missing out on, who knows.grin

Great shot well seen and captured as always Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Who knows how drab her life might be if she didn't have her balcony! smile Thanks, Tracy.
  • mandy
  • South Africa
  • 15 Nov 2007, 06:35
Hey Ginnie,

This is an awesome shot. I love your title and the composition is just fabulous! It seems so typical of the stereotypical "nosey old neighbour". hahaha. Brilliantly done
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Mandy, it sure does seem stereotypical! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
Really great capture. Epitomises Barcelona for me.
Ginnie Hart: Ahhh. Maybe you would know. Thanks, Chris.
That's typically mediterranean !! smile
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought, Flo. Thanks.
Barcelona is really a fantastic town with a mix between old and modern, this shot is nice and gives a good idea of the atmosphere of the town !
Ginnie Hart: I can't get enough of it, Zeb. It truly is one of the great cities of the world! Thanks.
  • sinem
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Nov 2007, 09:36
Sorry SC mum I've gone mia on you. Photography work, writing assignments and of course teaching means no time for myself, which I know, is not such a good thing. I promise to visit and write more often.

Oh btw, SC sister is staying with us now! smile

Lovely capture, this one; has a very Mediterranean/Latin feel.
Ginnie Hart: I know how busy you (and Suby) are, dear Sinem! No need to ever apologize. You're doing what you're paid to do! HA! And who is the SC sister? Ade? Do tell.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by when you can! I appreciate it. And say HI to the Subster. I hope he's very busy!!!
  • shakara
  • Nigeria
  • 15 Nov 2007, 09:38
All so Spanish .. Nice shot !!
Ginnie Hart: Yes indeed, Shakara. Thanks.
Oh yeah, Jose-Angel will be happy. This is lovely. You got some laundry in too, you sly thing! LOL
Ginnie Hart: I hope Jose-Angel will be happy! He lives in a fabulous city, full of life! Yup, some laundry always works. smile Thanks, Mary.
Nice image! I love the title too!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Marcello, for stopping by and commenting!
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 15 Nov 2007, 11:03
With your photograph, you've deftly told a story that we all know well. I found myself shaking my head knowingly with little smirk on my face watching her watch. Excellent, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I guess we all can relate, Kathryn. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Nov 2007, 12:27
Ginnie this is so very sharp, just great, geweldig (I'll tell you another time)this picture tells a story by itself, she is still in housecoat, does not want to miss a thing, lucky for her she lives at the third floor.
She looks like my neighbour wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! Wouldn't we all love to hear her story! Thanks, Astrid. Will I meet/see your neighbor??
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Nov 2007, 13:02
She seems to be minding everyone's business. A real nightgown manager.

'Cuatro botellas de leche y un pan, por favor' - she is shouting down. 'Subiendo' - answers the guy from the little corner shop.

Great shot - you gotta put this one and something similar from A'dam on a collage next to each other. Would be excellent to show differences between the 2 cities.
Ginnie Hart: I think I could do a collage of similar photos from all over the Mediterranean, Louis. This was a scene I saw almost everywhere! Thanks.
Looks very european Ginnie - nice capture.
Ginnie Hart: Very European indeed, Bernie. Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Nov 2007, 14:29
A nice, intimate scene! I can imagine that there is a lively communication between the inhabitants of the houses.
Ginnie Hart: I should think so, Philine. I can almost hear it! Thanks.
  • Roger
  • United States
  • 15 Nov 2007, 14:46
Again this photo is quite a common scene. However the presence of that woman makes the shot. Love it.
Ginnie Hart: It wouldn't be the same without her, I agree, Roger. Thanks.
Nice, without the lady this would be a very different shot...and definetly not so good smile My first thought was Italy...but Spain is cool grin
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree about the lady, Aksel. She made it for me as well. Thanks.
That good taking, Ginnie. You have caught the essence of the narrow streets of the degraded zone more of the city, the Barrio Chino! Well fact!
Ginnie Hart: And we walked there from our hotel on La Rambla, José Angel. I LOVE that area of the city! Thanks.
The colour on the windows, the green plants, clothes hanging to dry and the lady looking down (noisy neighbor)
I like this scene Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Magnus. I had first considered converting this to B&W but just couldn't. The colors were too wonderful.
I love this shot Ginnie. I think she has put on her orange dressing gown specially to contrast well with the blue shutters!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I think you're right, Ingrid! Thanks.
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Nov 2007, 18:13
such a cool people shot...and then the colours and atmosphere kick in...a gem ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: I am more and more liking people shots, Sam. Thanks for your encouragement.
  • blackdog
  • Bath on dial up!
  • 15 Nov 2007, 18:45
Excellent title - I suspect she is very good at minding everyone else's too!

Colour of the dressing gown is perfect - bet she put it on just for you. Lovely photo Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Mike, regarding whose business she's minding! And yes, she did put her robe on for me. smile Thanks.
Very nice picture. I like the framing
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard.
scène de la vie quotidienne. génial!
Ginnie Hart: It did seem very ordinary, O-P. And brilliant, indeed. Thanks.
I knew we would not be getting the `run of the mill` touristy shot from you Ginnie. You are just so good at `seeing` a shot in advance. This is lovely, and the lady leaning over the balcony just makes it more special. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Your words are very kind and encouraging to me, Roz. Thank you. It's because of people like you that I keep growing! smile
  • Chris
  • Lost in space
  • 15 Nov 2007, 22:50
Fine composition Ginnie, your pictures are improving by leaps & bounds.
Ginnie Hart: That means a lot coming from you, Chris. Thank you.
  • ChaCha
  • NYC
  • 15 Nov 2007, 23:07
Well framed Granny!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, NaCha. smile
Suits the long thin look, good colours as well with plenty of interest, well seen Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Les.
Must be on the continent. In England she'd have here arms folded and curlers in her hair grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! I wouldn't know about that, Bill, but I'll take your word for it. smile
Bet her name's Norah! great shot.richard.
Ginnie Hart: HA! That's funny, Richard. smile Thanks.
Another nice shot Ginnie. I like the self portrait grin. Did Donica take this??. wink
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Sesan. You're too funny for a Saturday morning. grin
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 18 Nov 2007, 11:21
Oh yes...this is that old part of Barcelona that has this marvelllous narrow streets, and close windows, so we can know all about our next door neighbour ...it reminds me of my own city where I can find streets just like this, so full of life and everyday's life stories. Great sot!!!
Ginnie Hart: You would know, Lina. I LOVE this part of your world! Thank you.
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Nov 2007, 11:03
Very, very nice smile
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Deji!
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 27 Mar 2008, 17:49
First off all, sorry for my ugly english. Ginnie, it seems you have a grand fan base ;-). I'm stunning, you recomment all posts, that's the first time i see, my respect! You pictures realy good, capturing in the right moment .. fantastic. Take care...
Ginnie Hart: You do NOT need to apologize for your excellent English, Klaus. It means the world to me that you have stopped by and commented. Thank you kindly.
  • Cuentos
  • España
  • 16 Aug 2008, 19:02
This is a great picture. I love all on this image.
Mariana C.

Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mariana, for stopping by and commenting on this image! That means a lot to me.

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