Bei der Laterne

When I took this shot, the scene  immediately reminded me

of the famous and so romantic  World War 2 love song:

“Lili Marlene”, sung so alluringly by

Marlene Dietrich

Bei der Laterne

Bei der Laterne it was sung in English by Vera Lynn: “Underneath the Lantern” I prefer the German



10 thoughts on “Bei der Laterne

  1. its a very good photograph , Paula. Balanced,meaning when brought closer , the atmosphere will be gone . When zoomed out , the story , the emotion , tints and the expression will be gone too. That is why I pressed “like” . see you . bart

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  2. I do enjoy looking at your pictures; very often, there is something quite different. This is a lovely portrait, you’ve caught that speculative, maybe slightly worried glance very well. Is this posed, or just a chance glimpse into someone’s soul? And, looking at the contents of the window, I at first thought you’d flipped it because the “reflections” are readable – but are they reflections, or actually objects behind the glass? And your mention of Dietrich’s Lili Marlene really resonates with me because, having been born so soon after the end of WWII, I was very interested in it as a child, and I had a vinyl(!) LP record of Dietrich hits, which included Lili. Excellent picture! A

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    • Dear Friend..just to answer your questions: .No,.not posed, I ‘stalked’ her for a while, when she stopped, underneath the lantern, to look at window, i attempted one photo,, she looked round and I clicked again! What you see in the window are reflections as well as stuff behind the window. Picture taken at the top of Totnes High Street. I am getting bolder with my clicking..if folk do not like it ..I might offer to delete it!
      Thank you for your kind words, they mean a lot.

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      • Well I really admire you for getting “bolder” – I’m sure I couldn’t summon up the courage for such a “click”! I always feel nervous photographing strangers “on the street”, and because of this I rarely do it – not my genre I suppose. The top of Totnes High Street, I remember that well – you are lucky in having such an interesting and downright wacky town on your doorstep! Kind words? Well, your photos are good and they usually engender thoughts – which I plaster down as Comments – its as simple as that! 🙂


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