Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2018/06/12

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Subject: [Leica] Nathan's PAD 12/6/2018: four more from Sofia
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2018 22:43:28 +0300

Today was a day of work, from around 8:30 to 5:30, so it was less 
picture-rich than usual (although I did take quite a few in the evening 
also). These four were taken during the working day.

I walked from my hotel to the conference venue, around 1.5 km and a pleasant 
walk in the morning. But first I stopped to light a candle for my mother in 
the Orthodox church next to my hotel. As is apparent from the scarcity of 
chairs/pews, during Orthodox services the congregation stands:

I then spent all day in a conference room at the National Palace of Culture. 
Afterwards, I photographed this scene on the square outside. Boys will be 

It was close to 30C and humid, and I was wearing a suit, so rather than 
walking back to the hotel, I took the metro, just one stop. When I got off 
at Serdika, the main station in the Sofia metro system (because the two 
metro lines built so far cross here), I photographed the afternoon crowd. 
And then a girl on the edge of frame turned to me and smiled. She is out of 
focus, and the picture is technically deficient, but I still like it:

And then a picture that made me sad and maybe less sad at the same time. 
When I was in Sofia in February, I noticed a poor homeless dog outside the 
Serdika metro station, looking around. It was cold and I felt so sorry for 
the poor creature, but what could I do? The next day I noticed that the dog 
was sleeping inside the station, in a quiet corner next to a pharmacy, and 
there was a bowl of water?so clearly someone there was looking after it. And 
today, I saw the same dog sleeping in exactly the same spot:
I wish I could take him with me to Alicante when I go home tomorrow very 
early in the morning?but of course I can?t. At least there are some good 
people at this metro station, evidently.


Nathan Wajsman
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