Sending his soul to soar

closer to to worlds unknown

closer to to worlds unknown

One of the wonderful phenomena to watch in Shanghai parks and on its riverside in the early morning, is the congregation of retired men sending their well cared for and brilliantly crafted kites high into the city sky. They do this for long hours watching the extensions of their souls soar into worlds unknown, higher and higher above the noise of the city where all is calm and harmonious, into a state of freedom where they too one day wish to be…

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  1. Great photography! I’m am new at the wordpress but I am already following your work.

  2. Brillant photo Mimo!

  3. in Lebanon also they wake up early: To do what? They hunt for birds or they go fishing? Or try to overcome the congested streets?

  4. Perfect image, Mimo – the expression, the composition, and the beautiful bokeh 🙂

  5. I enjoy your blog but this particular post. It reached my soul. I wish I could see all the kites flying one morning!

  6. Too bad there isn’t a “love” button – this is a really amazing photograph.

  7. I love that tender expression on his face.
    It is as you have written…

  8. This inspired me to write my graduate thesis about public parks. 🙂

  9. Great article showing us life in Shangai, perfectly described

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