Charlie Bertsch (cbertsch) wrote,
Charlie Bertsch
cbertsch

Unheimland

I was walking up 5th, approaching Mission. A man was sitting on the ground in the drizzle, asking for change. I felt in my pockets and found none. As I passed him, I looked to my right and saw this vehicle:

I doubled back and, after extracting a dollar from my wallet, talked to him about the weather while I propped the camera on the cast-iron fence behind him. Later, on the long march back from Chinatown, I noticed that he had moved to the other side of the street, in front of the west entrance to the San Francisco Center. "I know you," he called out, smiling. "You're on your way home."
Tags: autobiography, photography, politics, travel
Subscribe

  • Redefining Need

    "Can a society which is incapable of protecting individual privacy even within one's four walls rightfully claim that it respects the individual and…

  • Trump the I

  • Hammer Time

    It is hard to be here. As I much as part of me wants to return, I clearly exhaust my will in other ways. But I can at least muster up the energy to…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 4 comments