In Grafton Street, Dublin, you never get bored: an army of street performers takes care of your entertainment. Stationed along the path, they do their best to impress the by-passers and earn some cash. Grafton street is only 180 m long and 6 m wide, but that afternoon at least nine talented performers gathered crowds and made the street lively providing all sort of amusements.
The biggest and the most happily looking crowd surrounded a young couple creating giant soap bubbles.
Simplicity and magic of their performance was truly fascinating.
The little ones ran around catching the bubbles; the grown-ups just stood there, staring in awe.
Simple things. What our life would look like without them?
Cuteness of a baby animal; a delicate flower…
… a green leaf…
… a barley spikes moving in the wind…
“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.” – Italian actress Eleonora Duse
Even successful relationships are based on accumulation of the simple things that people do together. Simple like that.
One of my favorites – Zero 7 and their album Simple Things.
Zero 7 – Simple Things
These are lovely images; especially the children playing with the bubbles. What could be a better example of enjoying the simple things.
Thank you for you kind comment! The bubbles are the simplest and the most magical thing 🙂
Absolutely! I still occasionally buy bubble kits for my 17 year old (they are for him, really. Really!) The other thing I wanted to say was how seeing photos of Grafton St. reminded me of the movie Once, which I absolutely love!
Seventeen! You should see me standing there and smiling like a child 🙂
Grafton street is changing… It is not the same. More like any other street (sigh)
Shame about Grafton St. I’ve only been to Dublin once (last century) and I remember it with much affection. 🙂
That flair is gone…
Great documentary Inese, as usual, your camera work is very good in getting the essential.
Thank you for your kind comment, Maria!
Some great shots here. It looks as if we may have similar approach to blogging. Mine is really for my family (which appears to have grown because of it.
Hi Derrick! I love your blog because of that family feel 🙂 Your flowers are gorgeous! I write about Ireland, but also about the things that stay in my memory, or the things that bother me 🙂
We’ll get on 🙂
You’ve captured these simple things beautifully Inese, my favourite is the barley, very wistful.
Thank you Andrea! A dark cloud was coming and brought the wind – it was amazing.
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