August 13, 2011

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Finally, here is the answer on some of your questions about the previous post and photography with the old man.
He didn't pray and he wasn't alone. He was with his faithful companion mule. Every afternoon they are walking together near the building where I live. Usually, the mule grazing grass and the old man sitting under some shade. Unfortunately, that afternoon, at the moment when I saw them, they were away from each other and I couldn't catch them in the same cadre. I know, I know, it would be wonderful photography, they both together, but ... maybe another time, another afternoon ...
Some of you will wonder how it is possible to keep this animal in the city. Well ... in my city have many contrasts. For example I'll give you my apartment. There are two balconies. On balcony on one side I can see and hear the big city bustle. But  on the balcony on the other side of the apartment I can hear and see birds, roosters, chickens, cows, goats, cats, dogs ... A real little village :) And this side I like much more than the other.

90 comments:

  1. Wonderful B&W photography of each alone. Some day you will capture the essence of both together.

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  2. What a beautiful fellow he is! Terrific shadow shots for the day, Tatjana! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    Sylvia

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  3. Your balconies certainly have different views. I think I'd prefer the one you like too. The light in your photos is very nice!

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  4. A lovely story to go with the photos! I am glad that you get to hear the birds from one of your balconies!

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  5. You are lucky to have both aspects close to home.
    Your pictures of the mule and his man are so nice.

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  6. Wow! Interesting you live between contrasts. Lot of photo opportunities for you. :)
    Great captures.

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  7. Beautiful captures of a handsome lad.

    I could get used to your apartment really easily.

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  8. I'd prefer the country balcony, too. Nice mule - hardworking beasts.

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  9. I agree that it would be nice, some day, to get the two together but the individual portraits are very nice of themselves.

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  10. I like all your shots. Lovely - So shiny and well kept horses.

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  11. I LOVE your photos. and writing too. happy Saturday to you Tatjana.

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  12. Wonderful shots of the faithful companion.

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  13. Thanks Tatjana for the background to last week`s post and this week`s `other half` is very special. Beautiful images as always.

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  14. beautiful collection of photos on your blog, really enjoy the way you share the story about where you live through photos

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  15. Lovely post and photos and I would like the same balcony you do :).

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  16. Lovely shots. Thanks for the story behind the pic and last one. I would like the country side to your home!

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  17. Ah - what a lovely companion for the old man!

    Sweet shots.

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  18. I agree with EG. I think I'd prefer this view from the balcony on this side of your apartment building. The late afternoon sun gave you lovely warm light and long shadows. Nice story of the old man and his mule.

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  19. We all think of a mule as being a difficult creature with a bad attitude. Yet the owner, and the mule, communicate as one. Thus, the mule will bend to his master's wishes. But not for anyone else. Such a magnificent animal!

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  20. What a delightful story! I think I would appreciate the "rooster" side of your balcony too!

    IF SHADOWS

    If shadows could jump,
    How high would they go?
    As high as the moon?
    Does anyone know?

    If shadows could weep,
    How long would they cry?
    As long as it takes
    To climb to the sky?

    If shadows could laugh
    And tell funny jokes
    Would you take them home
    And say, “Get this, folks!”?

    If shadows could wed,
    Would they prefer you
    Or somebody else
    To promise, “I do”?


    © 2011 Magical Mystical Teacher

    Shadows on this door and this

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  21. Those are great B&W captures of the mule, even without the man.

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  22. How interesting! Cities here generally are not friendly to farm animals. It sounds as though you have the best of both worlds!

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  23. beautiful captures!

    your city seems like an Indian city

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  24. Enjoyed the story behind these beautiful photos! The mule seems to have a sense of weariness...maybe getting older...but there is also a sense of quiet contentment!

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  25. This is a wonderful post and pictures of the mule- and the previous one, also!

    I'll be checking back to see what other wonders you find to share.


    Junie

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  26. Heisann!

    I like the way you present your photos on the blog and the words connected to them.
    You show us an atmosphere that is unique!
    ;:OD)
    ♥-lig hilsen Bjørg Nina

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  27. Another really nice black and white.

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  28. What a nice fellow ! his fur is so shiny !

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  29. Love the light and shadow play.
    I think I'd prefer the same balcony as you. :)

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  30. Enjoying your shadows....and how wonderful to have the best of both worlds...and being able to pick which side you want to see :)

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  31. I remember the other photo of the man...and with this mule and your image sharing...the story comes together.

    Hidden Shadows Come on over if you have time today!!

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  32. What a nice follow-up to get the story behind the photos. The mule looks quite content.

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  33. It's hard to make out what the horse has in its mouth. Nice long shadow lines.

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  34. Ah what a sweet animal. I would love to live somewhere where one side was city on the other rural....not just all city all the time. have a lovely day!

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  35. Tat girl : )
    These are wonderful pictures of "Fellow" : )
    I am smiling over your explanation of how Fellow can exist in your cit.. the two balconies with such different aspects .. perfect for what ever mood you feel at the time ? LOL
    Joy : )

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  36. Again, your images are so compelling and full of a story to tell or needs to be told. And, your presentation of them in such rich black and white tones is remarkable.

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  37. Both photos are very strong - that's the way it goes!

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  38. Your shadow shots of the mule are special!

    I think you have the best of both worlds with your apartment! City and city sounds...and just by going to another balcony, you're in another quiet, rural world!

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  39. I'm glad the old man has a companion! And you live in a perfect place! City when you need to shop and country to feed your soul. Love it.

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  40. Beautiful photos--I love horses!

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  41. Oh so, that's the story of the old man below. I wish you could have a chance to take pictures of them. Nice shots.

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  42. A handsome/beautiful fellow. Hope you can capture them both soon :)

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  43. Your balconies are like our windows - one side busy city street and other side backyard where you can hear and see birds, trees...
    Have a good week ahead!

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  44. Hi there - is the mule wearing flowers?

    Cheers Stewart M - Australia

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  45. These photos are beautiful! Have a lovely week :)

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  46. This is the kind of entry that will do good in my new photochallenge:


    http://momentsandmore.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/moments-on-monday/

    A photo and a story, lovely!!

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  47. Beautiful capture! Would love the two views, but would also prefer the country side. =)

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  48. Wowee Tatjana - Your photography really is amazing!
    Such beauty and depth to your photos. You make it look so simple to do, what a gift you have.
    Thank you for stopping by through SSS x

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  49. Nice shot,a very healthy mule.

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  50. a sweet fellow, and a great story!

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  51. I am working with black and white again after a very long time. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. I love your shadows.

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  52. I should like the village side more as well.

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  53. The photos in these two most recent posts are excellent. It would be neat if you could get the man and the mule in the same picture. The difference in the views from your two balconies is interesting.
    Thanks for visiting my site.

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  54. my grandfather had an old friend who had a donkey...he walked everywhere with him...now i wish i could remember it's name!

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  55. What a marvelous story, and such great photos.

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  56. The shadows are Amazing! Great Job Tatjana :D

    Steven^^

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  57. Oi! Suas fotos são lindas, e a história das fotos melhor ainda! Amei! Obrigada por sua visita e comentário!

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  58. This IS wonderful photography, and no doubt about it!

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  59. Nice captures...looks good in b/w!

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  60. Wonderful shots. Love the shadows.

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  61. I love your story of the two balconies on opposite sides of your apartment... kind of an analogy for many things in life!

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  62. Beautiful pictures and the story... I like it very much :)
    //Halina

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  63. What a wonderful mule - lovely photos.

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  64. I find it interesting, that you in a way live in two worlds ;-)
    I hope you enjoy the week!

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  65. Nice to hear of your city. The third is my favorite capture - enjoy the intertwining of the tree and mule shadows!

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  66. What a world of contrasts. It's no wonder that your photos are so varied and deeply interesting.

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  67. awesome photo of the mules. great composition. love it.

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  68. What a nice photo's, interesting variety of subjects. Love it

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  69. I like your blog with its photos and stories--thanks for stopping by EcoRover.

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  70. Fantastic shadow of the mule, and like you, I would prefer looking on the nature side than city side of your building.

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  71. Thanks for commenting on my blog.
    Your pictures are beautiful.
    The blog world is amazing, is it not?
    I loved glimpsing your world, half way around the world.
    I will be back.
    Cheers,
    Leah

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  72. Wonderful B&W shots! Love the mule;o)
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    ¤ Hope you are having a nice and happy week ¤

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  73. I know what you mean about being on the edge of the city. I am a quarter mile away from the river, and a huge area of fields and waste ground. But there are walking trails though it!!!

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  74. Your photography is outstanding. I love the aspects you choose and the creative treatment of your subjects. This is one of the places I come to study and learn.

    And really, an old man and his mule? What an excellent, lucky find!

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  75. Thank you all for wonderful comments.

    Regards and best wishes for all

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  76. I can certainly see why you prefer the balcony that brings the sounds and sights of nature to you rather than that of the bustling city. How unique a circumstance you live in. You have the best of both.

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  77. I really enjoyed hearing the story of the old man and his mule and learning about your city! What neat pictures. I think the first is my favorite. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  78. I loved reading your post and what a beautiful pics...hope we get to see both of them together. following you.

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  79. Thanks for visiting my travel blog; I'm glad since now I've got to know yours. What a lovely collection of photos in your gallery. I'd like to have a photoblog one day soon. Your black and white are classic. Maybe you could use some of your animal shots and join my ANiMALS GOT TALENT blog party.
    Rosie

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  80. Great shots of the mule and it's interesting how your city has such a mix. I remember as a child there were people who kept horses in residential sections in my city because those people had a lot more land than the average lot. The city passed a law prohibiting people from keeping horses or ponies within the city limits. It was sad because an older couple had kept a pony for a very long time that not only their grandchildren enjoyed but they let neighborhood children ride. After the city ordinance they couldn't keep it because they couldn't afford to board it in one of the stables outside the city limits.

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  81. I like a lot, very funny that donkey.

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  82. Very nice photos and the story too!

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