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Upside Down World
21-Nov-2011

Upside Down World

It's an upside down world. The bankers and property developers who contributed so much to Ireland's financial crisis have, in the main, got off scott free while people who have lost their jobs are having their homes reprocessed. A new survey found that one in three people will find themselves in debt because of Christmas spending this year, there's been a dramatic increase in the numbers sleeping rough on the streets of Dublin, and the number of people with mortgage arrears continues to grow.

Olympus E-P1
1/400s f/5.6 at 42.0mm iso500 full exif

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Fay Stout26-Nov-2011 19:58
So well done, and such an excellent commentary on our world today!
And guess what... stores opened at midnight in this country following our Thanksgiving dinner/ holiday and hoards of people descended to scoop up the bargains and to probably rack-up more personal debt. I just don't get it! V
LynnH26-Nov-2011 19:44
Our economy in Houston has been okay throughout, and I thank God every day for that. Of course, we have a two year drought instead. This is a grey, dismal photo, and very appropriate. V
Noël25-Nov-2011 20:48
A great photo and a very apt reflection on our world today. v
Tom LeRoy23-Nov-2011 08:56
Great reflections, your observation is true; the people must prevail. V
pkocinski22-Nov-2011 13:34
Wonderful photo - like that it's mostly the reflections showing.
Neal Nye22-Nov-2011 12:00
A wonderful interpretation of this dismal situation.
Theo Bögels22-Nov-2011 07:30
I like this. It's a bit like the opening chapter of Dickens' Great Expectations!
Frank Brault21-Nov-2011 23:56
An excellent photo and photographic metaphor. V
Brian Samuel21-Nov-2011 21:34
You're right the world has gone barmy. Can I turn the right way up now?
McGarva21-Nov-2011 21:22
Nice reflections!
larose forest photos21-Nov-2011 21:14
A fabulous photo, belying the grimness of the situation, which sounds too familiar. It is not so bad in Canada (yet), but things are grim, and I know from following what is happening in Ireland, that it is particularly tough. VV
Máire Uí Mhaicín21-Nov-2011 21:03
The celtic tiger's stripes are getting paler by the day.
Johnny JAG21-Nov-2011 21:02
It's the same the world over. I prefer your view of the upside down-ness.
Colin Storey21-Nov-2011 20:57
Clevery composed reflections to go with your title and story.
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