It is Thursday and that means I posted a black and white photograph on Monochromia. The image I posted on Monochromia today is one that I had previously posted on this blog. You can find the original post HERE.
Between the Philadelphia Convention Center and the Reading Market Terminal an escalator resides next to a wall with a mural painted on it. At first glance it appears as though the escalator is taking people away from, or dropping people off at, the train station. The mural is an amazing work of art with great detail pronouncing the history of the building. The escalator is busy with the hustle and bustle of today’s travelers and locals alike.
Thinking they’re soulless because they’re homeless.
copyright Robyn Graham
A couple of street entertainers in Portland, Oregon.
The inhale, literally a second after I asked if I could photograph him.
Performing with his wife and fellow musician.
The wife creating music on a make-shift violin – a saw.
Feeling the music.
The day’s wages.
Upon writing this post I do not know that the couple in the images is homeless. However, while in Portland in August we did see a large number of homeless people, some of who were street performers. The acrostic poem is dedicated to all those who, for whatever reason; choice, recklessness, drugs, alcohol, mental illness, etc. are homeless and trying to get by with the little money they make putting a smile on the face of a tourist or a local by using whatever hope and talent they have left.