Sunday, May 18, 2008

Always on the Outside

The beautiful arches of the arcade and galleria that surround the Hofgarden frame a homeless person sitting in the corner smoking. There is lots of symbolism in the image: The Residence arcade which is generally forgotten after the famous Gazebo or pavilion at the center of the Italian park built originally around 1570. The smoker, pushed to the edges in an area of Germany that since 2008 has some of the harshest smoking restrictions in public places. And the homeless person far away from those who come to be seen along the grand promenades of the renaissance gardens.


Kelly said...

Troy, this is a beautiful image!

The D in D & T said...

gorgeous photo, i really like the shadows. wonderful composition

USelaine said...

Beautiful on many levels. Thanks for that commentary with it.