Thursday, 11 September 2008

Portrait of a great musical interpreter

He was sitting there in the centre of Friedrichshafen, probably thinking of whom he had left behind in his home country, while his fingers flew unceasingly over the keyboards, creating incredible spirals of notes and chords.

11 comments:

Olivier said...

beau portrait de ce musicien de rue.

beautiful portrait of the street musician.

Julie said...

Even taking into account the angle of the photograph, this chap has very long legs. His face appears a little quizzical - almost apprehensive. Is busking allowed?

Tanya said...

I wish your photo had sound!

Snapper said...

This is such a quintessentially European photograph. I'd never seen anyone busking with an accordion til I went to Italy. Cheers!

Blognote said...

Thank you all for visiting my blog and for your kind comments.

Busking is allowed in Italy and also in other European countries, if the people who do so ask for a permission for street-entertainment. You wil find, of course, many who do not but entertain all the same while keeping a close eye on all street entries to watch out for any possible policeman coming their way.
This particular street-artist looked too relaxing to be afraid of any police raid.
As far as the quizzical glint in his eyes is concerned, he told me he was 21, so very young, but I believe that life has not been easy for him throughout these years. He smiled in a friendly way but his eyes did not.

Ann said...

Lovely portrait.

Sally said...

I ;ove this photo - it jumps out of the thumbnail.

How do you spend your lunchtime? Sydney Daily Photo

D said...

I wish I could hear the music!
It's a lovely photo.

Sherry said...

Inviting posture, laid back, fun.. love it.

Blognote said...

Thanks Ann, Sally, D and Sherry!!

Just Roaming The Cities said...

I like this shot. Ones of people are great because like this young man, it conveys a life being lived :) Nice blog!! Saw you on Chuck's.