Weeding by golftragic

Weeding

Outside the Independence Memorial, Colombo.
Oh that looks hard work!
February 8th, 2019  
That hurts my knees just looking at him. Excellent candid!
February 8th, 2019  
Such hard work - we can see how far he’s weeded but have no idea how far he has to go. Such a pristine area. This image is emotive - the lack of equipment and the very thin man tugs on your emotions.
February 8th, 2019  
I hope he gets paid for this valuable work!
February 8th, 2019  
And people photographing behind him oblivious to his efforts
February 8th, 2019  
Very limber fellow. I do like this a great deal.
February 8th, 2019  
Great candid!
February 8th, 2019  
I like the contrast of today's worker and the line of more ancient sculptures.
February 8th, 2019  
Looks like a rather fiddly job.
February 8th, 2019  
@fbailey Very hard, and in very hot sun.
February 8th, 2019  
@olivetreeann Oh me too Ann. And it was sooo hot!
February 8th, 2019  
@dide Absolutely right on all counts. Thank you Dianne. That's one reason I want to take these shots of workers.
February 8th, 2019  
@jgpittenger You're right, he may as well have been invisible.
February 8th, 2019  
@joysabin Poor bloke was very thin and not young.
February 8th, 2019  
@kwind Thanks
February 8th, 2019  
@taffy Sorry to be picky, but those statues are relatively recent (in the scheme of things) they're outside the Independence Hall so date from the late 1940s.
February 8th, 2019  
Ouchy, I always find weeding the paving cracks with a knife such hard work! He's doing a good job. Striking statues. And happy birthday, by the way! Hope you have a super day.
February 8th, 2019  
A nice bit of social commentary here Marnie.
February 8th, 2019  
@golftragic Much more recent than I’d thought!
February 8th, 2019  
Great candid shot. The broom is great.
February 8th, 2019  
@casablanca No way would I take on that job, we spray ours.
February 9th, 2019  
@casablanca Thanks for the birthday wishes. The day didn't turn out as planned. The restaurant had changed hands and we didn't like the menu, and the film we went to was quite weird. We went to see The Favourite which has had rave reviews and various awards, but we didn't like it all and darned nearly walked out of that too (we walked out of the restaurant and went elsewhere).
February 9th, 2019  
@merrelyn Yes, I should've spotted that earlier and taken some different photos.
February 9th, 2019  
@taffy Yes, but an easy mistake to make especially in a photo without the context.
February 9th, 2019  
@haskar Thanks Haskar.
February 9th, 2019  
I thought he is cutting his toe nails. haha
February 9th, 2019  
That's a tough job!!!
February 9th, 2019  
I love your images with the locals! So eye-opening. Is this man really weeding all of that by hand?
February 9th, 2019  
@yaorenliu Oh dear.
February 10th, 2019  
@gigiflower A dreadful job IMHO.
February 10th, 2019  
@robz Yep!!!
February 10th, 2019  
@robz With the aid of a small knife.
February 10th, 2019  
Way hard work. Love example of street photography.
February 10th, 2019  
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