Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Sa maison

This bus stop is a homeless person's home on Avenue de Paris. It is an elusive person, because I have seen the belongings for a long time now, but never the person...

L'abribus de l'avenue de Paris est sa maison. Mais la personne sans-abri est furtive. Cela fait longtemps que je vois ses effets personnels, mais je n'ai encore jamais vu l'homme ou la femme....

27 comments:

Michelle said...

Really a sad thing.

Lowell said...

Fascinating. And sad. I'm not sure where our homeless go at night. Some cities have homeless shelters, but I do know some without homes find some privacy underneath highway overpasses.

Re your comment on The Villages: I think Cody's is pretending to be like the old roadhouses which offered not only food but a place to sleep - thus the "Vacancy" sign.

As per the fishies: Catfish, for sure. Hopefully, maybe drum or redfish. Mostly though, not much edible is caught off the pier.

Sylvia K said...

We do have tons of homeless here in Seattle and some, during the summer, slept in parking lots, doorways all over the neighborhood here. Lots of break-ins and some shootings, but nothing like this!! Hope you have a good week, Ciel!

LONDONLULU said...

It's so sad to see. While homelessness is rare in Princeton, I have seen it in every other place I've lived. I do admire this person's resourcefulness.

(I loved your 'copycat' comment, heehee - that will be me any day now!:)

Bob Crowe said...

This is so sadly common in the industrialized world. You certainly see it here. I remember how surprised I was to see significant numbers of homeless people in Tokyo and Osaka. I doubt that society can solve the problem.

Randy said...

That is too sad.

Jack said...

I am surprised that the bus company doesn't remove the homeless person's belongings after a while. This is a very conspicuous location for a "home."

Small City Scenes said...

Do other people use the bus stop to get to work or where ever? I don't understand being homeless and hope I never do. MB

Dave said...

Someone set up home very similar to this also in a bus shelter outside Cardiff, but the council moved him. It is very sad and whilst there are refuges available these people want their freedom.

Thérèse said...

Not an easy thing to deal with... Je suis surtout surprise que personne ne soit venue se servir...

Cezar and Léia said...

This is so sad, mainly in these cold days of winter.
Léia

tapirgal said...

It's nice that their belongings don't get taken.

ALAIN said...

Quelle honte de laisser des hommes vivre ainsi.

Malyss said...

A versailles , tout le monde ne vit pas dans un château.. c'est triste, desolant, et inadmissible dans un pays comme le notre, en 2013!

claude said...

La personne en question attend peut-être un vieux bus qui pourrait lui servir de maison.
J'adhère au com d'ALAIN.

EG CameraGirl said...

How interesting the bus company allows this stuff to remain there!

Tanya Breese said...

really sad to see this :(

Lowell said...

Two responses to your queries: 1) You win the joy of knowing you were close to right - it's the top of the garden center/nursery area at Lowe's home improvement store; and 2) the sun there, just a bit hesitant about showing itself too dramatically that early in the morning! :-)

VP said...

Sorry, but I really do not like these things... Usually these guys refuse any help and place to stay and it is often more a problem of mental health than of poverty.

Karl Demetz said...

Ouch... nice home... sad indeed...

BaysideLife said...

At least the winters in Florida are warm for our homeless. Sort of a dim silver lining in a very black cloud. At least this poor soul has a little shelter from the elements. Will they let him/her stay?

Dina said...

And the city doesn't kick him out?

Barbara Farr said...

Very interesting. I am surprised that the 'authorities' continue to let someone live there.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's a sad sight Ciel, and one we see far too often these days.

JM said...

We see more and more of this around here, not only Portuguese homeless but also immigrants. It's heartbreaking!

Halcyon said...

This makes me sad.

SRQ said...

Sad in so many respects. Homelessness is a tough issue...one that Sarasota has been grappling with for awhile. Should you ever see this person, maybe you'll find out their story.