Signs of the times: 8 by golftragic

Signs of the times: 8

Chatting with friends in the park - socially distanced.
Perfect composition for the times!
April 8th, 2020  
Oh, yes, very appropriately distanced, yet social.
April 8th, 2020  
@taffy Thanks Taffy. At least we're still allowed to go outside for exercise so long as we don't stray too far from home.
April 8th, 2020  
Nicely caught. I like the way you have processed this. The sepia tone gives it a nice warm feeling.
April 8th, 2020  
@jyokota Oh yes, very social. I hadn't seen these two women for ages, quite a blast from the past really. Both worked in the Deakin Uni library and I knew them well back then. It's such a buzz to catch up with old friends and colleagues.
April 8th, 2020  
@salza Thanks Sally, that's exactly what I thought. Real b&w made it all look very cold and unreal.
April 8th, 2020  
His nice to catch up with two friends at once. Great photojournalist image.
April 8th, 2020  
@dide Quite funny really. I saw this pair coming towards me, each on different sides of the path so I'd walked off to one side to keep walking towards them. We walked past each other several paces, all stopped suddenly, turned round and said ……
April 8th, 2020  
What a great coincidence that you were all in the same park at the same time.
April 8th, 2020  
@ludwigsdiana Not quite so strange as you might think Diana. Deakin University was founded in the late 1970s and situated in what is now the next suburb. Many of we 'original' staff and students either lived in or moved to suburbs like mine to be near work. A five-minute commute suited me just fine.
April 8th, 2020  
The new normal.
April 8th, 2020  
@onewing Sad, but true.
April 8th, 2020  
☺️👍
April 8th, 2020  
A great image for the times
April 8th, 2020  
That's how it is done!!
April 8th, 2020  
10/10
April 8th, 2020  
Good to see you're obeying the rules :)
April 8th, 2020  
Well done to all concerned. It feels so strange not greet old friends with a hug!
April 8th, 2020  
How is it: a married couple can walk while maintaining a social distance of 2m and then go to bed in one bed?
April 8th, 2020  
Such delightful smiles despite the strange times. A good friend is worth a lot
April 9th, 2020  
@gilbertwood Oh yes, I don't want to catch this bloody virus!!!
April 9th, 2020  
@merrelyn Not wrong!!!
April 9th, 2020  
@haskar I know it seems crazy, but I guess other people don't know that those two people are married when seen out walking.
April 9th, 2020  
@jgpittenger Yes! And so good to catch up with someone I've known for years and one I hadn't seen for years but nevertheless an old colleague.
April 9th, 2020  
It's such a happy photo - even in the circumstances. I just read your reply to Hasker - it's such a good example of why people shouldn't jump to conclusions and accuse people of doing the wrong thing - on a very flimsy bit of information. The vast majority of people are trying to do the right thing. :)
April 10th, 2020  
@robz Absolutely right Rob, there have been some really, really idiotic things happening here, eg mother out in car with 17yo learner fined for non-essential travel (safe driving isn't an essential?? and had they been driving to the booze shop all would be legal) Fine was rescinded, but regulation stands. Bloke who lives by a Bay beach 100m out on his own stand-up paddle-boarding, Water Police stop him, paddle-board classified as a boat, boating's not allowed, just got told to go home, but that's not the point. As he said in the paper if he'd been on his surf-board (surfing alone's legal) he could've paddled to Portsea and back legally.
April 11th, 2020  
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