Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

This week we are challenged to share a picture that captures a fleeting moment on the street.  For my purposes, as a painter, I like to do landscapes and I have been known to spend time getting photos without people and traffic.  I am a late arrival when it comes to street photography and only recently have come to see the interest and beauty to be seen in city streets.  This was taken in Venice in the section known as the Gheto, which in old Venetian dialect means “foundry”.  In the 16th C the Jewish population was forced to move to this section of the city which was then an abandoned foundry. The word “ghetto,” was adopted throughout Europe for the neighborhoods of isolated minority groups.

Around the open square, or Campo, many of the buildings were built as tall as seven stories due to lack of space – many of these still have no elevators so these are more than your average third floor walk-up.

On buildings around the square you will find memorials to the holocaust victims – one such memorial is a bronze panel depicting the Last Train. This photo credit goes to my brother-in-law.

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Other interpretations:
The Eternal Solitude
Gain without Pain
Autumn in Bruges
The Urge to Wander
Just Fletcher

40 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

    1. These photo challenges are fun to interpret and interesting to see what others put up. It also leads one to blogs not previously visited. Win / win.


  1. Love your photo! I have thought I had nothing to offer for this challenge, but maybe, if I go back to some of the photos I took in China, maybe. . . .


      1. I used to but I think I’m getting bolder… well, a little bolder. My photos of Brooklyn were easier because the folk were relaxed and nice. 🙂


      1. Up there with Paris, I’d say – with so many people with cameras glued to their faces, I’m always hopeful the ‘natives’ basically ignore us or think I’m just snapping that whatever just above their head. Unfortunately I’m way too blind to see the LED display screen, so what I need to do is practice the arms length shot like some photo journalists you see at press conferences!


      1. It was practically deserted when we were there, too. I loved straying out the most touristy area to shop where the locals shopped–for groceries, or for live snails that they would pick out of the shells with a toothpick.


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