Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by lin luo

Came across this old street performer before the start of the Olympic 2012 at South bank, London. He bowed while waited for passing crowds to drop money into his plastic coin funnel attached to his accordion after playing a piece of music. Having understand no Spanish, communication was difficult between us. He passionately showed me the laminated but partially faded Olympic emblems and stamps attached to the front of his accordion. With the aid of his hand gesture and his enthusiasm, I began to understand the hope of an old man, raise fund to journey to the Olympics.

Location: South Bank, London, UK


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