Selling The Drama

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photoblog image People With A.I.D.S. Plaza
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People With A.I.D.S. Plaza

Anyone know how this street came to be named so?

comments (9)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Apr 2009, 04:16
Why is that Lamp-post smiling at me...
Samarth: dang, you noticed sad
  • Perry
  • United States
  • 23 Apr 2009, 06:31
Great shot! The overpowering buildings are "enough" but then you look at the smaller details.....cool. Messages. Well done.
Samarth: thank you perry
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 23 Apr 2009, 14:26
Interesting. Makes me wonder if there is a "people with cancer" plaza somewhere.

The perspective of those buildings is so imposing.
Samarth: thank you... 'm really confused if the name was discriminatory or to raise awareness
  • KiMeRa
  • Spain
  • 23 Apr 2009, 20:16
beautiful processing and composition...
Samarth: thanks
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Apr 2009, 21:04
Imposing has been used a couple of times and is true. It is a great picture with some drama of the plaza sign just positioned right against the implied multitude.

Brings me to a point - that of AIDS consciousness. Why in the world has this become the chosen ailment to attract all the attention? In my country it is enacted that a patient's troubles is a matter between patient and doctor. Under the same law comes then that a person with AIDS is not preached from the hilltops. Even the nurse involved in care of such a pasient is not allowed to know - with the resulting risk run by the nursing staff. If a person comes in with congo fever, everyone knows; doctor, nursing staff and everybody who can read an isolation sign. That's no problem, but you will definitely land in court for letting slip that someone is suffering from AIDS. For one ailment the law is interpreted this way and for the other that way. Just because copulation was involved - bigots.

As Laurie implied - you die from cancer same as with AIDS. Discriminating against a person with AIDS is just as bad as discriminating against one with cancer. We live in a world very tensed up about close relations.
Samarth: complete 100% agreement
  • DrAW!
  • United States
  • 24 Apr 2009, 03:22
well done
Samarth: thank you
First impression was: Immense tall buildings! Great detail in those branches... then I noticed that street sign... eh... ok.... that's something I've never seen before!
Samarth: smile
  • tom
  • United States
  • 28 Apr 2009, 23:58
Wonderful POV and nice perspective. Like looking through the branches to see the buildings.
Samarth: thank you tom
I like the shot - the sign, well not really necessary, you wonder where it will end when you start naming places like this.
Samarth: I'm still surprised that even the internet hasn't yielded a satisfactory explanation

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