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photoblog image The Other Side of Ansley Park: The Act Of Betrayal

The Other Side of Ansley Park: The Act Of Betrayal


The morning was icy cold. The piercing wind blew into my face. The roads were slippery, covered by the frozen rain. I was in a big hurry to get to the office. Still, when I saw this scene, I couldn't not to stop and think about the first act of betrayal of the little girl, who left her best friend on the concrete steps to suffer through the freezing night.

The Other Side of Ansley Park: The Act Of Betrayal


The morning was icy cold. The piercing wind blew into my face. The roads were slippery, covered by the frozen rain. I was in a big hurry to get to the office. Still, when I saw this scene, I couldn't not to stop and think about the first act of betrayal of the little girl, who left her best friend on the concrete steps to suffer through the freezing night.

comments (27)

vz-nostalgia: that's how it starts, Larry. Then they grow up and start attaching electrical wires to people's body parts. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Aug 2009, 02:45
Early signs of a potential mass murderer, then, VZ?

I read it a little differently:

Ice Bunny, fed up with the routine of sleeping in the warm crib each night with the little girl, slipped out last night for a night of boozing in the park with his mates; in the wee hours, staggering home under an unaccustomed load of alcohol, he lost his footing and fell halfway down the steps; he had just enough sense to lay where he fell to sleep it off before attempting the return; morning, now, and the little girl is distraught that her beloved stuffed companion is lost!
vz-nostalgia: :
Ray: Early signs of a potential mass murderer, then, VZ?
VZ: How long, do you think, did Charles Manson secretly keep his plush toy, Ray? smile
Your version of a story is a very true-like and convincing. I just want you to think about one thing. Have you paid attention that the bunny has two pairs of ears, a normal bunny pair, and a teddy bear pair. If I had this condition, I would booze every night too, if only to forget the cruelty of a toy designer. smile
For me, this image represent the sadness of the children who forget his best friend on those cold concrete steps.

Great nostalgic shot!
vz-nostalgia: who knows, Remi. The best friend could've been punished by a little girl for bad things he's done her. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Aug 2009, 05:46
I dooubt if this was deliberate betrayal Vik
vz-nostalgia: That says to me, your heart is in the right place, Chris. smile
  • Eliza
  • Tanzania
  • 11 Aug 2009, 07:24
oh this breaks my heart. I am one of those people who can not catch the eye of a teddy-bear without feeling i have to buy him/take him away (if its in a shop...don't worry - i don't steal bears out of the arms of babes smile ). i think i am going to imagine that they came back and found him, and there was a very happy reunion. there, i feel better now smile
vz-nostalgia: Ha. No wonder, there are no teddy bear toys left in Tanzania. smile
  • K.A.
  • S.A.
  • 11 Aug 2009, 08:20
oh mr VZ!...i'd rather think this little girl is desperately looking for her tiny least she made sure he had a warm scarf to help him stand the cold night... wink

i can imagine your excuse when you get the office, mr VZ 'sorry i was late because i had to stop to shutter a little lost friend of a little girl'...and your boss said 'ok, Viktor, don't worry, it could happen to anyone'

hahaha smile
vz-nostalgia: oh sure. She put a warm scarf on him and said: "Let's see now, if you can make it through the night, my friend. If you can't make it, so be it". smile
  • clo
  • France
  • 11 Aug 2009, 09:19
hello Mr victor....maybe it's a little boy who loose his
have a great
vz-nostalgia: Hello, Ms. Clo... a little boy... it well may be, Ms. Clo. There are plenty of boys, who openly play with plush toys nowadays... smile
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Aug 2009, 10:28
vz-nostalgia: tug at a heart string... I just learned a new idiom, Ms. Ingrid. Thanks a bunch. smile
White antlers... holy smokes, I thought it's a second pair of ears. Antlers... hmmm... does that make him a deer? smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Aug 2009, 12:14
A sweet story and a sweet pic- Oh, I'm sure that the "little girl" (why not a "little boy") is still missing her beloved friend while a bit weeping! What did you after having photographed the scene? I hope Peter Rabbit didn't get frozen and has met his Mummy again or has been adopted by another dear Mamuschka! I love the pic in all details!
vz-nostalgia: What did I do after I photographed the scene? I hurried to the office with my frozen nose and fingers. smile I saw the toy every morning, lying hopelessly on the steps, for about a week after that. And then, it has disappeared. I guess it was stolen by another little girl, or as you diplomatically put it, it "has been adopted by another dear Mamuschka". smile
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 11 Aug 2009, 13:55
Ah, but I'll bet she didn't do it on purpose!
vz-nostalgia: I see you're an optimist, Ms. Ellie. smile
I bet there were tears when she got home and discovered she had lost her toy. Your take is too depressing on a rare sunny day
vz-nostalgia: At times we have to face reality in all its harshness, even on a rare sunny day, Bill. smile
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 11 Aug 2009, 19:49
une tres grosse impression de tristesse !
vz-nostalgia: A very big impression of sadness, rem la? You're right. That's how I felt, standing on that freezing wind, looking at this little guy. smile
This image makes me wonder what the story is. Good one VZ
vz-nostalgia: Want to make one up, Ron? Ray did. smile
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Aug 2009, 23:21
lol at Ray!

"Gay pride march organizer Abercrombie Fist is said to be distraught this evening after tragic walk out and defection of the movements mascot a Mr Bugs Bunny"

Mr Fist commented "He'll never make it in straight world, he will have a mountain to climb, I hope he's laying in some gutter somewhere"

Mr Bunny refused to pass comment telling reporters to "Get stuffed"
vz-nostalgia: smile Oh my... So glad this picture put you in a creative writing mood, which I see extremely rare from you nowadays, Mal. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Aug 2009, 00:34
What can one add to such brilliant comments. That was real entertaining flights of fancy. In my mind that has all the makings of an excellent blog, including the picture. A likey for me, then.
vz-nostalgia: So true, Louis. Even the best pictures can't make the blog to feel vibrant on their own, but smart, clever, funny comments can bring the blog to life. smile
  • Aurore
  • France
  • 12 Aug 2009, 11:55
Youth should be sweet, but it's not always the case... Sad but NICE picture.
vz-nostalgia: You're very observant, Ms. Aurore. smile
mum and child came back.... I can sleep tonight!
Great photo.
vz-nostalgia: If this kind of thought makes you feel better, Ms. Ete, go for it. smile
Wonderful image VZ, nostalgic indeed.
vz-nostalgia: Have to keep it in line, Edward. I stray from the main subject matter way too often. smile
vz-nostalgia: Yes, it's been a while, Ms. Flo. So, welcome back. smile
...or, we may imagine a little girl/boy watching a cartoon on his/her 50" flat screen plasma TV in a warm house, sipping hot chocolate, while the little rabbit/bear/deer lies on the concrete steps with a frozen butt in the darkness of night. smile
  • Elvira
  • United States
  • 14 Aug 2009, 13:37
so you are still working through those childhood memorys form the motherland!
vz-nostalgia: Hahaha. You dive deep, Ms. Elvira. I like that. A German poet Goethe once said "the account of any life is bound to be a mixture of fact and imagination." I think he was right on point. smile Now, let me dust off a volume by my another friend Sigmund, titled "Studies on Hysteria", in which he elaborates extensively on his theory of repression and memories. smile
  • Amanda
  • United States
  • 14 Aug 2009, 14:11
vz-nostalgia: Now, that explains everything, doesn't it, Amanda? smile
  • tod
  • United States
  • 14 Aug 2009, 14:53
i love images which allow you to create a myth about their very existence. nice shot viktor.
vz-nostalgia: We all are in a myth making business here on Nostalgia, Tod. smile
  • DrAW!
  • United States
  • 14 Aug 2009, 15:18
standing ovation Vik
vz-nostalgia: I bow to the audience, Doc. smile
  • russians
  • United States
  • 14 Aug 2009, 21:51
зайку бросила хозяйка, под дождём остался зайка, весь до ниточки промок, со скамейки слезть не смог.
vz-nostalgia: hahahaha. The thing is, as we established here, it's not a bunny, but a fluffy reindeer, who doesn't care much about cold, as long as whiskey warms his guts. smile
  • Aisha
  • Nigeria
  • 24 Aug 2009, 10:23
Wow, loving this one even though from my first look i got a bit depressed. I guess we all still have a child within.
vz-nostalgia: :
Aisha: I guess we all still have a child within.
VZ: You bet, Ms. Aisha. You certainly have. smile
  • Lins
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Sep 2009, 09:37
I love this photo. Amazing the emotion that can be captured in something so simple.
vz-nostalgia: They don't teach about emotions on photography workshops, Ms. Lindsey. You have to discover the path by yourself. smile
  • Lins
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Sep 2009, 10:44
I don't do emotion. I am british you know.
vz-nostalgia: smile "there are no frigid women, only clumsy men", as the saying goes. lol
One day you'll meet someone who will teach you how to shoot emotions, Ms. Lins. smile
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