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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Union Square in Black and White

Union Square, New York
Photo by myself in Union Square.

Two travelers crossed through Union Square after a recent rainfall. The statue in the background depicts George Washington on horseback.

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For those of you who have seen Slumdog Millionaire, there's an incredible article in The New Yorker magazine about the children who live in the slums of Mumbai.

The piece in the New Yorker describes the poverty and life of one 13-year old boy. He barely survives by selling scrap metal from a nearby airport for a meagre profit. School is an unheard of luxury for such children.

You can read the abstract of the article here. If you're a New Yorker subscriber, you can get access to the article from the same page. The digital issue of the magazine is even available for purchase.

For a brief video diary on the New Yorker site of the lives of these children, click here.

Related posts: Night View, Canal Street, One Dollar, One Dollar and All Lit up on Canal Street.

7 comments:

Olivier said...

pas de photo !!!!

Ben said...

Very nice photo. But I had to click "this photo is currently not available" image by flickr to get your flickr page.
May be re post with new link?

Kitty said...

Thanks Olivier and Ben for the heads up!

Lily Hydrangea said...

nice photo Kitty.
I haven't see Slumdog yet, but I found the video & abstract interesting. Thanks.

Paz said...

Looks very wet, indeed.

Paz

Ilan said...

This is amazing photo... Can't stop enjoying this!
Superbly seen and capture, thanks a lot for sharing!

Ken Mac said...

we must chase out all tourists! I am hot on their trail...