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Great kasianowak 2022-01-04 8:48

Hi Gert
You sent me a link to this image years ago and, having just come across it again, I noticed that I didn't comment. Maybe I had run out of green smileys? ;-)
This is a portrait of such a different culture to ours. When in Bhutan, I often felt cold just by looking at people wearing gho sometimes in cold weather. Here, I shudder seeing this novice monk's bare foot resting on what must have been a really cold floor.
It also makes me wonder what the reason was for your subject having just one welly. At least the kid playing football in my image from Bhutan was holding the other boot in his hand. Maybe this monk has to share a pair with another one?
Anyway, great portrait, with the subject nicely standing out of the slightly out of focus background.
One of your "odies' but, somehow, I have a feeling that if you visited this monastery now you would find that not much has changed.
Best wishes
Kasia

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Thank you Gert,


Oops!
I've always had a problem keeping something short and sweet.
Apparently also a problem to keep my promises...

I remember at my first picture you said you expected another long series to follow on this new country.
My intention then was to show some pictures of the Painted Mosque in Tetovo because I personally thought it was a very beautiful and completely underappreciated monument, both on TE and in general in Europe.

However, when I saw my photos of North Macedonia again after a long time, a lot of beautiful memories and nostalgic feelings came up and I kept showing more pictures ...

I certainly do regard this NM-series already as a long one.
I admit that I got lost in it
Of course I have to make sure it's still worth showing. When showing photos to others for the sake of a good memory of that place, it remains a difficult matter to estimate the interest of the others.

There are still so many pictures of other countries I'd like to present here (that's the problem Malgo has brought up several times) while I don't want to be constantly on TE.

Like everyone else, I wish that the coronavirus disappears very soon. But if it lasts much longer, I won't be short of pictures.

But I keep thinking that North Macedonia is too little known for many Europeans.

Kind regards,
Paul
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