Solitude

The theme for this weeks photo challenge is solitude. It can be interpreted in any way you choose, but I didn’t have any ideas. My  photos do show two people who couldn’t be more different though.

solitude-2This soldier was standing guard at the Ataturk Mausoleum, Istanbul. He was as still as a statue, even when I stood beside him. It must be a very strange thing to do, just standing all day without moving a muscle, a kind of internal solitude and yet remaining alert. He may still be there.

solitudeThis elderly lady, was probably glad of a place to sit and relax. It was a warm day, but she’d found her shady spot and seemed quite content in her solitude. There will be lots of photos of solitude at the Daily Post, pop over and visit or join in.

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11 thoughts on “Solitude

  1. It is astonishing to see soldiers standing perfectly still. I wonder what they think of us looking at them. ~~~ : – )
    The first thing I noticed in your 2nd photo – besides the solitude – was her purse. It seems a bit odd to have a big handbag like that at her age. Is she carrying all of her worldly possessions. When I’m in a medical offoce wiating my turn, I notice a lot of elderly woman carrying very big handbags.
    I may have to ask one of them, one day, why they do?
    Great entries, Gilly, for the challenge.
    Issy 😎

  2. I like how you think. 😀 Interesting choices.
    I wonder what the soldier thinks. Me, I hurt all over thinking his muscles must seize up.
    The lady on the bench may be thinking about how good the sun feels in her bones. ❤

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