An Adventure A Day

Because "life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all" – Helen Keller

Friday Photos: Humanity

September 19, 2014

I’m back after an unexpectedly long and unplanned for summer break with this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Humanity

We have been blessed with the opportunity to travel quite a bit over the past few years. One thing that we have enjoyed more than anything else over the course of the our travels is making a connection with someone along the way. We’ve been given French lessons from a waiter in Colmar, engaged in conversation with British tourists in Bratislava, and played with Italian children under the walls of Lucca.

My favorite connections have been with Europe’s talented and varied street performers, especially the musicians. Walk along the crowded pedestrian zones of any European city, and you’ll most likely hear them. We’ve listened to jazz on the Charles Bridge, Didgeridoos in Regensburg, classical music on a baby grand in Nürnberg,  folk music on an accordion in Überlingen and the beautiful melodies of the violin at the foot of the Prague castle. These musicians add a depth to the sea of humanity that bustles by each day, reminding us of the beauty in the world. If we just slow down enough to listen, because in the words of Friedrich Nietzsche “Ohne Musik wäre das Leben ein Irrtum”  Without music, life would be a mistake.

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8 thoughts on “Friday Photos: Humanity

  1. ivyon says:

    I love street performers. Although they leave a sadness in my heart for some reason, maybe if they are older I think this is their only income… But they are the soul of every city. 🙂

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    1. I agree, there is a melancholy air to some, but I find that there are also many who express pure joy through their music and live performances. I can’t imagine a city in Europe without them – I think you are right, they are the soul of the city! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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      1. ivyon says:

        You’re welcome and I agree… I enjoy in music from them, specially if they use everyday object like buckets for example… 🙂

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  2. beeblu says:

    What would Humanity be without music? Lovely take on the theme.

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    1. Empty indeed 🙂 Thanks so much for your kind comment, and for taking a moment to stop by for a visit!

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  3. Francesca says:

    Without music, life would be a mistake.what a wondeful saying! And a lovely post this is too.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m so glad you liked them 🙂

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