4 decades later
- jhm (177562)
- [2018-06-25 10:05]
Ik vermoed dat uw tekst nog moet komen.
Maar inderdaad 40 jaar later maar die landen blijven steeds voor beroering zorgen.
Maar uw foto is perfect gemaakt, vrouw buiten en de man naar binnen.
Vroeger zou men gezegd hebben, het gaat goed weer worden, want het vrouwtje komt buiten, grapje van het oude beeldje in vele huizen.
Mooi foto werk mijn vriend. Bedankt.
Groeten uit Oost Vlaanderen,
- holmertz (72309)
- [2018-06-25 10:34]
Someone had told me you had been recently to Nicaragua, so I was expecting this kind of photo. It's a very good photo of the bright wall, the two large portraits and the woman stepping outside, into the sun. It probably reflects the opinion still found among the majority of the population, but sadly the political reality is going in a different way. You say the note is based on VRT, but I can't help feeling that it is still quite personal. Ortega now ranks among the most reactionary leaders of Latin America. What a very sad and absurd fact. I admit that 15 years ago I - and a lot of Turks - had great hopes for Erdogan, but look what's happened to him. How power corrupts and twists people's minds. A colleague of mine who was sent to Hungary around 1990 returned with great enthusiasm for the brilliant young reform politician Orbán. Now he's the bad guy of EU politics. And what about Saint Aung San Suu Kyi?
But this is a very good photo in spite of everything, so I am looking forward to what will follow. I like the WS photos too. Political slogans and posters make eye-catching pictures.
- worldcitizen (11090)
- [2018-06-25 10:39]
Your note is very detailed and informative, and your photo is colorful and well-composed. I like the two ordinary Nicaraguan citizens, surrounded by two historical figures. The WS photos are also very nice. Honestly, I haven't heard much about the protests in Nicaragua; all the constant, bizarre news here at home is drowning out other worldwide issues. I always check BBC news, too, but I don't think I saw it there either.
- Tue (58268)
- [2018-06-25 11:19]
Een heel mooie foto van deze twee geschilderde portretten van deze Midden-Amerikaanse revolutionairen. De blauwe achtergrond van hun beider hoofden zorgt ook voor een mooi contrast met de rode tinten van de muren. De twee mensen zijn ook een mooie toevoeging.
- mesutilgim (104996)
- [2018-06-25 11:34]
Nice capture but more than this quite interesting TE entry enriched with many interesting notes.
Yes, times are changing.
Many interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
- lousat (110347)
- [2018-06-25 11:47]
Hi Paul,perfect timing to show something from Nicaragua,i seen on TV the bad moment of this country with a lot of men killed during the protests against the governement. So your pic showing something of the last elections in the WS is very useful,very nice too the main pic with the comparision of 2 heroes of the past. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
- Fis2 (126419)
- [2018-06-25 12:30]
Interesting view, the paintings on the wall are impressive.
Nice scene from dailly life.
Good frame, colors and light.
Good evening annd nice new week.
- carlo62 (70284)
- [2018-06-25 14:38]
ricordo bene quel periodo, si parlava del Nicaragua in tutta Europa, un mio amico parti da casa sua per andare ad aiutare i rivoluzionari e molti altri come lui, conservo ancora una sua cartolina.
Le tue belle foto sono macchiate dalla tua nota, è difficile essere coerenti sapendo quello che sta succedendo.
- ikeharel (91780)
- [2018-06-25 21:20]
Besides the vividly painted portraits of famous men, Paul, the one lady walking out and the other man hasitating wether to enter - this made the beauty of such a photo.
Daily life combined with art scene.
Have a nice new day,
- Nicou (171632)
- [2018-06-25 21:51]
entre ces deux portrait quelle image et cue deux portrait et deux personnage qui entrent et sortent ce tapis jaune au sol quelle vue et compo quelle image fantastique captage.
Bravo et amitié
- COSTANTINO (81958)
- [2018-06-25 22:57]
Hello dear friend and have a nice time
and a happy new day
its a very good photo of the bright wall
with messages from the past
your notes are really useful
- jemaflor (116166)
- [2018-06-25 23:09]
Bien cadré avec effet de symétrie, deux silhouettes et deux célèbres portraits, c'est coloré et bien rendu, c'est pris au bon moment.
- emka (125663)
- [2018-06-25 23:41]
hello Paul, I liked your Indian series but I couldn't wait for Nicaragua pictures. Unlike many people here, I am impatient and I want to show some latest pictures.
I am happy that you are back safe. I have read on the Internet on many pages that it is not safe to go to Nicaragua. So you were maybe at the last moment there before the unrest.
Very long but interesting note about the last history of Nicaragua. it seems to me that the same story repeats again and again. The revolution leaders, who swear to free poor people, quite soon become the oppressors and dictators. There are so many examples, like here Che, Fidel or Chavez. And they ruin their countries for years.
I like Latin America very much. I have been to quite many countries, but I would like to visit more. You recommended Colombia, my son liked Panama and Costa Rica.
Kind regards Malgo
- pajaran (80065)
- [2018-06-25 23:45]
Lep pogled i trenutak, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici, lepo pokazano, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje,lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Lepe fotografije i secanja, istorija se nastavlja.
Zelim vam lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
A nice view and a moment, interesting and good text ...
Good work with nice photos in the workshop, beautifully shown, good perspective and contrast, nice colors, nice caught moment.
Beautiful photos and memories, history continues.
I wish you a beautiful and successful day, all the best.
- danos (110381)
- [2018-06-26 0:30]
nice the scene with the faces in the portraits to have a distance of four decades.The entering of the two people in the open gate contrast perfect with them.
- ChrisJ (138344)
- [2018-06-26 2:07]
An interesting read and I had to look up Sandino who was a local lad. Guevara on the other hand was Argentine & helped overthrow the US backed Batista regime in Cuba, only to be murdered in Bolivia by CIA backed Bolivian troops. A real shame about Ortega. It appears he was just an opportunist. Tfs!
- Silvio1953 (174170)
- [2018-06-26 4:21]
Ciao Paul, lovely composition with passing couple and portrait of heroes, excellent clarity, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- rychem (57313)
- [2018-06-26 8:47]
A very nice photo, very well caught scene with two people in the door and two portraits, both men belong to the history of South America, but I think the life must go on. We all have dreams and we also have the reality (unfortunately)
- macjake (83587)
- [2018-06-26 12:58]
so now we move onto Nicaragua!
I'll look forward to seeing these.
wow, thats a great note, a long read but worth while in the end. Learn alot, makes us think and be appreciative of what we have in Canada and Belgium right?
Personally, I would be very hesitant to travel to this country right now, not bc its SOOOOOOO dangerous, but it does carry question marks - so why not visit a different country instead and check back on Nicaragua some other time.
as for the photo, its great. great to have the man in yellow just standing there as if he's posing for you but he's not. and the two posters are wonderful, for photos that is. whats next?
- PiotrF (35044)
- [2018-06-26 13:45]
Interesting first photos from Nicaragua. I'm waiting for more.
Informative note, fine presentation
- papagolf21 (130389)
- [2018-06-26 22:19]
Bonjour, cher Paul,
C'est toujours un plaisir de regarder vos albums, l'on apprend toujours quelque chose.
Une invitation au voyage sous un autre angle (bien agréable).
Merci pour ce partage.
- Cricri (144116)
- [2018-06-27 10:11]
Deux célèbres portraits qui ont fait histoire, plus entendu pour moi est Che Guevara, j'aime les couleurs de la présentation, la présence de homme de dos et la dame de face, grande note d'accompagnement , deux intéressant WS aussi
- Royaldevon (54686)
- [2018-06-28 3:49]
I read your notes with interest and felt that I was learning something new, of which I should already be aware! The world is such a big place, with so many conflicts, sometimes some problems get lost. In the U.K. the issues, apart from Turkey, seem to be the refugees from Africa!
This note seems impassioned, I don't think you can visit somewhere without being affected by the plight of the ordinary people. History does repeat itself! But, here, as in many cases it is the corruption by power and money that is at the heart of the problem.
Anyway, you have shown us some fine photographs, linking the common people with many political portraits. I cannot imagine them actually stopping and looking at the portraits but they are constant, in the environment.
Thank you fro this.
I always enjoy reading your notes, a bit like an international newspaper!
- mkamionka (46119)
- [2018-06-29 4:57]
wow what an incredible lesson of history with a personal touch!
Another spectacular trip! Again to Americas.
Yes I remember Nicaragua being popular in the news...
You are really quite adventurous. This seems like a fresh trip.
Great reportage and I am looking forward to see more!
- adramad (57114)
- [2018-06-29 10:39]
An original image very different from the previous, striking facade, with the portrait of these two characters, so rooted in some areas of Latin America, the two people at the door put a good vital touch.
Magnificent color, which gives great strength to the image.
Well done. I like it.
You have a good day.
Very best regards.
- GyurMaster (12270)
- [2018-07-02 11:52]
Its an excellent composition from many aspects, but its symmetry, partially broken by the yellow tiles, is really amazing.
- Hansaphotos (9963)
- [2018-08-14 11:59]
It is sad to read about the development in Nicaragua, but it is an excellent photo! The paintings on the wall is very well captured and the inclusion of the people adds life to the scene. Very good timing to get the people lined up right at the entrance of the building. Splendid colours too. Excellent work:) Thanks.
- jmdias (80623)
- [2018-08-15 10:28]
nice framing here using well the shapes of the portraits and the man and woman in different position in the door. very special compo. I don't want to talk about this guys... a pity this country didn't take the same way of costa rica where I presume such portraits aren't usual.
- alvaraalto (30518)
- [2018-08-23 6:28]
Je uitgebreide, uitstekende verslag over de jongste geschiedenis van dit midden Amerikaanse land bracht weer heel wat herinneringen bij mij. Ik kan me de hoop nog herinneren voor betere tijden, maar nu blijkt dat de boeken van Gabriel García Márquez nog steeds actueel zijn. Helaas.