When the wild child and I took a few days and drove to New Jersey, the first day we were there the cousins had to work, so we took the train into Philadelphia for the day. We had no plan, just my camera and the desire to experience something new. So this is what we saw –
There were these gorgeous arches, and yes beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. But I see what it used to be, not necessarily what it is.
Now you must keep in mind that we are across the street, and I have a telephoto lens. Because then we see the man sitting on the step. If you remember I was in NYC last November with my cousin from England (you can read about it here). She is fantastic at street portraiture, which is something very much outside my comfort zone. She even tried to get me to take a shot of some construction workers, but I chickened out. When I saw this man the emotion struck me so much I just had to take the pictures. I posted these on Facebook for my cousin too, crediting her as my inspiration which she truly was. I never would have taken them if it weren’t for her (and the wild child reminding me).