Friday, September 30, 2022

Dolce far niente (Weekend Street/Reflections # 88)


 Venice, Italy

Soaking up some winter sunshine before he speeds away in his Riva Aquarama boat. 

Riva's slogan - “Sun, sea, joy of living!"

Dolce far niente is an Italian phrase that directly translates to sweet doing nothing.”

Definition: “pleasant relaxation in carefree idleness”

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Jazz Hands (Weekend Street/Reflections # 87)


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I used to see this guy from time to time on Walnut street. I think this picture is from 2013. 

I just realized I started Weekend Reflections 13 years ago on September 25, 2009. Thanks for being part of it! 😀

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Friday, September 16, 2022

La Pluie (Weekend Street/Reflections # 86)


 Paris, France

"Tombe tombe tombe la pluie

Le ciel est gris la pluie s'invite comme par surprise

elle est chez nous et comme un rite qui nous enlise

les parapluies s'ouvrent en cadence

comme une danse,

les gouttes tombent en abondance

sur douce France."


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Friday, September 9, 2022

The Mario Bros? (Weekend Street/Reflections # 85)


 Florence, Italy                      (The Ponte Vecchio)

Does anyone remember the arcade game Donkey Kong or The Mario Bros.(Mario and Luigi)? Maybe it was the ladder, but that's what I thought of when I saw these guys.😉


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Friday, September 2, 2022

Why are you taking my picture? (Weekend Street/Reflections # 84)


 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Him: "Why are you taking my picture?"

Me: "Why did you step into my picture?" "Look behind you, you don't want to make her mad."

Laughs......😄

*The woman behind him was part of an advertisement on the acrylic bus shelter.

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Friday, August 26, 2022

Mais la plus rapide ? (Weekend Street/Reflections # 83)


 Lyon, France

I noticed the sign in the window as these women slowly crossed the street. The sign says "La fibre, oui Mais la plus rapide" or "Fiber(optic), yes but the fastest." 

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Friday, August 19, 2022

Service (Without) a Smile (Weekend Street/Reflections # 82)

 

Venice, Italy

Who remembers the "Service with a smile" signs that used to be in many shops and restaurants?

It would have been really funny if this place had one.😄


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Friday, August 12, 2022

Night Rider (Weekend Street/Reflections # 81)


 Florence, Italy

Watch out for fast bikes in Florence.

I've been hit by a bike twice, both in Florence. One time was my fault, and the other was the bike rider's fault. Both times were painful, but thankfully no lasting damage.

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Friday, August 5, 2022

Une femme en train de fumer (Weekend Street/Reflections # 80)

Paris, France

Healthy vs unhealthy habits. 

Smoking cigarettes and eating too much ice cream (Berthillon) is bad for you.  

Walking and bike riding is good for you. 

I don't smoke or ride a bike, but I walk a lot, and I like to eat ice cream, toujours avec modération.😇

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Friday, July 29, 2022

The VIP Table. (Weekend Street/Reflections # 79)


 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Reading Terminal Market was fairly crowded but this guy had a long table all to himself. I wondered why until I saw a clue on the Coke can and then it made sense. 😀

About the Reading Terminal Market:

"Welcome to the Reading Terminal Market. One of America’s largest and oldest public markets, housed since 1893 in a National Historic Landmark building, the Market offers an incredible selection of locally grown & exotic produce, locally sourced meats and poultry, plus the finest seafood, cheeses, baked goods, and confections. You’ll find everything you need to create a memorable meal, from cookbooks, to table linens, to kitchenware, to fresh cut flowers, and more. Plus the widest variety of restaurants under one roof. Find it all here at Philadelphia’s historic public market!"

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Friday, July 22, 2022

NYC Jazz (Weekend Street/Reflections # 78)

New York City

Cool jazz on a cold night. 

I don't remember what he was playing but it was probably something like this.


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Friday, July 15, 2022

Multiple Revenue Streams (Weekend Street/Reflections # 77)

London, England

You can get your phone or PC repaired, buy accessories, eat lunch and get a massage at the same place.

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Friday, July 8, 2022

Light My Fire (Weekend Street/Reflections # 76)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I snapped this picture several years ago. It was during the day, so they were probably taking a break. I used to have the habit of randomly saying something when someone noticed me taking their picture, or if I wanted to encourage eye contact. I remember saying nice suit as I quickly walked past. I can't remember if he was already looking at me.

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Friday, July 1, 2022

Métro, Boulot, Dodo (Weekend Street/Reflections # 75)


 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A man sleeping on a train. I hope he didn't miss his stop.😄

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Friday, June 24, 2022

Cool Memories (Weekend Street/Reflections # 74)

Southampton, Pennsylvania

If it's too hot where you live, look at this picture and think cool thoughts. Being from California, I was in my 20s when I saw snow falling for the first time. I made up for lost time when I lived in Pennsylvania. It snowed every winter, sometimes record snowfall.

The people walking through it didn't seem to enjoy it as much as I did.😁


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Friday, June 17, 2022

Un homme d'autrefois (Weekend Street/Reflections # 73)


 Paris, France 

I saw this guy near Victor Hugo's house and wondered if I'd gone back in time.

Dans mes rêves, c'est toujours la Belle Époque à Paris.

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Friday, June 10, 2022

The Fastest Hands in Venice (Weekend Street/Reflections # 72)


 Venice, Italy

It's not easy to see but the man has a knife in one hand and an artichoke in the other.

The fact that he still had all of his fingers revealed that he was good at his job. He sliced with amazing speed. It probably didn't take long for him to cut all the artichokes in the boxes. I took this picture as he sliced. Can you see the leaves about to fall into the bucket?

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Friday, June 3, 2022

Italian Attitude (Weekend Street/Reflections # 71)

 

Rome, Italy

One evening I noticed what seemed to be some drama going on in this bar in Rome. I couldn't hear anything, but it looked like an Italian soap opera scene (not that I've ever seen one). By the time I got close enough to snap a quick picture, the arm-waving, foot-stomping drama had cooled down. 

Hopefully, after I left the angry drama, turned into "amore appassionato".

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Friday, May 27, 2022

American Graffiti Diner (Weekend Street/Reflections # 70)


 Bologna, Italy

Looking trough the window I saw a big Italian smile in a kitschy American-style diner. She seemed pleased to see me. I didn't go inside but I've been to a few similar places in Europe. Some of the best hamburgers I've had were in France.

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Friday, May 20, 2022

McGlinchey's Bar (Weekend/Street Reflections # 69)

 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A woman standing at the entrance of a dive bar in 2015. After I took her picture, she said, "I knew you wanted to take my picture", and I said, "How could I resist?" I never figured out why she was there several hours before the bar opened or why the door said TOPS BAR but the sign above said McGlinchey's Bar.

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Goodfellas (Weekend Street/Reflections # 68)


 Rome, Italy

A place to smoke cigarettes and discuss business.

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Friday, May 6, 2022

L'Équipée Sauvage (Weekend Street/Reflections # 67)

 

Lyon, France

When I saw this guy hanging out with some friends it reminded me of a French, bicycle version of the movie The Wild One. He said something and pointed at a nearby Brazilian restaurant. I didn't understand what he said but I replied "oui tout à fait, il faut boire de la biere." Then he laughed and shook my hand. It was the first thing that came to mind and I guess it was the right thing to say. 😄

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Friday, April 29, 2022

Strange Gaze (Weekend Street/Reflections # 66)


 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Maybe they were practicing for a staring contest.😏

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Friday, April 22, 2022

Le Lutetia (Weekend Street/Reflections # 65)

 

Paris, France

I was on Rue de Picardie about to cross Rue de Bretagne in the 3rd Arrondissement when I noticed the woman in the window smoking a cigarette. From a distance, she reminded me of Miss Marple but not so much when I got closer. There aren't many things I enjoy more than wandering around with my camera at night in European cities.

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Friday, April 15, 2022

Sugar High (Weekend Street/Reflections # 64)

 

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

They had just finished eating big ice cream cones when I took this picture. It's a time-tested mood booster.😁

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Friday, April 8, 2022

Footsteps below my window (Weekend Street/Reflections #63)


 Venice, Italy

I took a few pictures from the bedroom window while in Venice in 2014. I could hear footsteps, but I couldn't see anyone. Then suddenly a woman wearing a cloche hat appeared, and I took the shot before she disappeared into the night.

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Friday, April 1, 2022

A Friendly Italian Dog (Weekend Street/Reflections #62)


Bologna, Italy

The man was trying to get the dog to kiss his cheek. I took the shot but missed the dog's jump.

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Friday, March 25, 2022

Le Chien qui Saute (Weekend Street/Reflections # 61)


 Paris, France

The dog was very happy to see the woman.😄

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Friday, March 18, 2022

Welcome to the Land of Plenty (Weekend Street/Reflections #60)

 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

He's got it, regardless if you want it or not.😄

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Friday, March 11, 2022

Fast Food (Weekend/Street Reflections # 59)


 New York City

Who doesn't like warm food on a cold wet evening?😋


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Friday, March 4, 2022

Going Underground (Weekend Street/Reflections # 58)

 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

This guy reminded me of a member of one of my favorite bands from my youth. 


 

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Friday, February 25, 2022

Take the shot! (Weekend Street/Reflections # 57)

 

Newtown, Pennsylvania

This is from four or five years ago when I was living in Pennsylvania. I noticed the woman having trouble getting the family to smile so I stood behind her and took their picture which made them laugh. Unfortunately for her, she turned to look at me instead of taking the shot. I tried to help. 😀


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