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    . . . . . . . . . . . . .[INSERT ALLEGORY/METAPHOR HERE]

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    Photograph by Alexander Sonov, Arkhyz village, Russia, June 2018.
    The Soul of the Shepherd

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    Iloveyou, currently on sabbatical, sent me these images: here they are, in the next two posts.




    A 106-year-old Armenian woman sits in front of her home guarding it with a rifle, in the village of Degh, near the border of Azerbaijan, 1990.








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    From Iloveyou:

    Beer/Reality. Something sad and tragicomic and very, very human. At the 'Branntweiner‘ in Vienna (small-sized drinking venues, open early in the morning to satisfy their regular clients.

    "Some of them were wild cats when they were younger, some were rich, then landed in prison because of the way they had made their money. Now, this old generation wants to enjoy the time they have left as much as they can. And these bars are their resorts. These places are small, smoky, boozy, after laughter comes tears comes laughter. They are the house of the bizarre and the unpredictable.“ (Klaus Pichler)











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    Thanks. I've missed Iloveyou's photos.
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    These images were taken in Aleppo, Syria, in December 2013, by photographer Molhem Barakat.



    This one, with the war-torn street reflected in the mirror behind the militiaman, might win any prize.



    This is Molhem. He was just 17 years old.



    Those were the last pictures he took. Reuters paid him $100 for them. Soon after, he was killed while taking photos of a hospital under attack.

    This is the blood-stained camera that was retrieved from his body.


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    On its anniversary.

















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    This 15 minute slideshow of 80 historical photographs, mostly connected with the two World Wars, has its title as a misnomer. There are many other iconic (and more inspiring!) photos that might be on anyone's must-see list.

    But I'd only seen a few of these ever before, and while there's only a tiny bit of beauty here (and yes, there is some), there is quite some poignancy — and a very great deal of pain. It's a cross-section, though a stark and bleak one, of at least part of the human condition.


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