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Homeless people and poverty are everywhere

November 28, 2008 11:48 am

I am having mixed feelings towards homeless people this morning. As I was walking to work today, I was splashed with coffee by a man standing outside of a shelter in downtown Ottawa. Whether it was on purpose or accidental is not the issue.

The issue is much bigger than that. In a perfect world, we’d all be well provided for by fairness and justice for all. In a perfect world, the man who splashed coffee on me would not be sucking on a cigarette and gulping down coffee on the sidewalk outside the Ottawa Mission on a slushy November morning.

Poverty and desperation is all around us. You can’t get away from it no matter how far you roam. TravelPod bloggers have found the same horrible conditions around the world. Here are some intriguing photos I have found while perusing the blogs today.

Homeless Man's Hand, New Orleans

Homeless Man's Hand, New Orleans

Photo by Dane

A homeless man, like many in Xinjiang, Hotan China

A homeless man, like many in Xinjiang, Hotan China

Photo by Koaclarck

Homeless in Budapest

Homeless in Budapest

Photo by Lesliemac451

Homeless man, Amman, Jordan

Homeless man, Amman, Jordan

Photo by Mullet1l

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Posted by starlagurl

Categories: Photography

Tags: Amman, Budapest, china, homeless, Hotan, Jordan, New Orleans, Xinjiang

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3 Responses to “Homeless people and poverty are everywhere”

  1. hello good day!
    i’m new reader for your blog
    thank you for i sending it /introduce your travel blog for me
    an pride for me that you give a pricely thing
    it means i like your blog so much

    warmest regard
    ( candra sihaloho)
    u2hgme

    By candra sihaloho on December 1, 2008 at 12:22 am

  2. Thank you Candra, I’m glad you like it.

    By starlagurl on December 1, 2008 at 2:52 pm

  3. Thank you Candra, I’m glad you like it.

    By starlagurl on December 1, 2008 at 2:54 pm



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