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Don't cry Barcelona...

Don't cry  Barcelona...
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25981] (125665)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-04-06
Categories: Decisive Moment
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-08-18 12:28
Viewed: 843
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona.
At about 5pm local time on Thursday, a white Fiat van veered off the road and into a crowd outside the Plaça de Catalunya metro station in Barcelona.

The van continued down the pedestrian concourse in Las Ramblas for more than 500 metres while crashing into pedestrians until it hit a newspaper kiosk, killing 13 and injuring about 100. The driver flees on foot.
Cambrils: Friday, 1am
Car drives into pedestrians in second attack, one woman was killed and six civilians and one police officer injured. Police shoot five suspected terrorists.

For those who have no Facebook - our friends Josep, Pili, Carlos and Juan are safe.

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Hello Malgo,
Thanks for this tribute, and for the update on our TE friends. I was wondering about them. The world is saturated with bad news these days. It's all so senseless...

  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11927 W: 126 N: 21566] (110471)
  • [2017-08-18 13:25]

Hi Malgo,a new page of this sad story,this time from Spain...i hope that it's the last. I have directly experienced such a situation in Sharm in 2005 and thank God if I am still here, unfortunately in Barcelona other people, including 2 Italians, did not have the same luck. Thanks for the contribution and good weekend, Luciano

Hello Malgo,

Your photograph shows us the atmosphere that should be prevailing in Barcelona.
It is so sad that young people can be persuaded to kill themselves and others for what seems so senseless.
This sad news affects all people, all over the world!

Thank you for this memorial,
Bev :-)

Hello dear Malgorzata and have a nice time
anda happy new ay and weekend
one shot is one thousand words
no more comments

Thank you Malgo for this post about the sad news !
This is a great picture of Barcelona, which shows only beauty and happiness : These features must win over barbarism.
Glad to hear our friends are safe.
Kindest regards.

Ciao cara Malgo, gran bel bianco e nero per commemorare l'ennesima strage in un mondo impazzito, grazie per questo bel ricordo di una splendida città duramente colpita, bravissima, un caro abbraccio Silvio

Dear Malgo,

BW conversion is quite unusual from you, but I think it works very well on this picture, highlighting the shapes and the frozen move of the people.

Nice work.
Best Wishes,

  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24636 W: 523 N: 41354] (177684)
  • [2017-08-19 1:39]

Hello Malgo,

Sorry, I have no smiley more but I think that not that it must.

I wish every civilian of Spain, find much strength, also, we in Belgian known, what be attacks on innocent people.
Yesterday in Paris or Brussels in London and Spain, why always innocent people for religion make dead.

I'm surprised what these people do in whose name!
Thank you for this memoria0.


Hello Malgo,
I guess you made this in B&W so it shouldn't look too bright and nice after such a tragic event. This kind of discretion may seem a better tribute to the dead and injured and to the people of the city generally. Maybe this is a "no points please" photo, but some have given you an ordinary smiley, so I will do that too, because it's a good photo. As so many times before I wonder why you didn't show it earlier. But I know, so many photos and so little time...
Kind regards,

Thanks for this shoot with innocent children...

Ciao Malgo,

La folie des hommes est maintenant rendu à Barcelone une des plus belles et plus joyeuses villes du monde. Ici, la transformation en noir et blanc montre très bien à quelle vitesse un cauchemar peut arriver.



Hi Malgo,

A loucura dos homens não tem explicação. Um bando de mentes vazias e doentes que lutam numa causa perdida. Excelente homenagem e foto!



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3449 W: 0 N: 7971] (57329)
  • [2017-08-19 8:21]

Nie dziwie sie, ze dalas to zdjecie w czerni i bieli, to jest straszne, tak wiele juz bylo zamachow, wspolczuje ludziom w Hiszpanii i wcale nie czuje sie bezpieczny w Polsce, bo po tylu obrazliwych slowach i wyzwiskach ktos sie moze w koncu zemscic
pozdrawiam Ryszard

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15720 W: 159 N: 27508] (144240)
  • [2017-08-19 9:35]

Hi Malgorzata
Bel hommage pour Espagne , deux attentats très proche l'une de l'autre, plus une en Finlande, le monde est devenu fou, bien que l'on disse il faut continuer a vivre normalement sans peur.....oui et après , cela continue , encore et encore sans fin ....
Très jolie photo, bon choix du N/B
Happy Weekend

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4190 W: 2 N: 7159] (35044)
  • [2017-08-19 15:13]

Czesc Malgo
Te dzieci na pierwszym planie sa bardzo symboliczne... tam na ulicy tez zginely male dzieci...
Smutek, zal ale i bezradnosc bo trudno sie uchronic przed tego typu atakami.
Dobrze, ze ominelo to znajomych z TE

Ciao Malgo
in una città cosmopolita come questa si vive di allegria e di colore, la stessa allegria e lo stesso colore che erano su Las Ramblas pochi minuti prima dei tragici avvenimenti, poi tutto è diventato rumore, tutto è diventato bianco e nero, come la foto che ci presenti.
Speriamo arrivi presto un vento forte che spazzi via tutto e che faccia tornare l'allegria e il colore.
Buona domenica

Czesc Malgorzata,
niestety wyglada na to ze nie ma bezpiecznych miejsc na podrozowanie. Chociaz w krajach Europy Srodkowo Wschodniej takie rzeczy sie nie zdarzaja, ciekawe dlaczego?

Bardzo dobry wybor fotografii, dzieci golebie na pierwszym planie to stwarza poczucie pokoju.
Czarno biala obrobka rowniez zdaje sie miec zalobny nastroj.
Doskonaly sposob zeby upamietnic to tragiczne wydarzenie.
Ja jak zwykle nie nadazam zeby reagowac szybko na biezace wydarzenie ale uwazam ze to wspanialy pomysl.

Pozdrawiam serdecznie,

Hello Malgo,
Nice gesture in response to the evil attacks. I think B&W is very appropriate. I wish Europe stopped ignoring the root cause of this pure evil.

Hi Malgo,
Good idea with this view in b&w as tribute about this sad news, well made, good photo, tfs.

Cara Itchy Feet

A beautiful tribute to this magnificent city. My heart and prayers are with them. This city has seen so much bloodshed and sadness in its history. It will live on and become even stronger, I am sure.

Un abbraccio

Witaj, dear Malgo,
thanks a lot for your message of welcome. I'm very happy because of I meet here all my old friends of TE.
This photo was taken the day after our nice meeting in Barcelona, and you have used it for a beautiful homage to the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks of August 17, 2017.
B/W gives a good dramatic sense to this photo of Plaça de Catalunya, and children playing with pigeons creates a perfect peaceful atmosphere.
Una espléndida foto para rechazar y denunciar la locura del ser humano cuando se radicaliza.
Un fuerte abrazo desde Barcelona, querida amiga,

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