Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Meeting at the Rondo

A Meeting at the Rondo

I saw this girl sitting at the tree bench reading a book and figured that to be a good photo opportunity. This is Carolin. She lives in Västerhaninge and was waiting for the commuter train. The book was a horrible auto biography about a young girl who after being raped ended up working as a prostitute. Perhaps not my idea of a light summer reading! Carolin is a student at C3J, the centre for life long learning in Tyresö. Her dream is to become a movie director. Acting is something she already enjoys. She is a member of RoJ, an amateur theatre group here in Haninge. The name comes from the initials from Romeo and Juliet, which was the first play that the group set up back in 1984. And if you are curious about the title of this photo check out this photo collage where you can see the artist who made the tree bench/artwork.

8 comments:

Jacob said...

Another nice portrait and interesting commentary, Steffe!

Don and Krise said...

Nice photo Steffe. Love the bench too, but I have to agree with you on the book.

Amy said...

Looks like she's very engrossed in her book.

Eamon said...

I have to disagree with Amy - she looks like she has been asked to simulate reading the book. Someone accused me of the same with a photo of my daughter reading on my blog. However, mine was a natural shot. Steffe's isn't! Unless you wish to beg otherwise of course Steffe... ;)

Steffe said...

Carolin was reading the book when I approached her. After our talk I told her that I wanted a shot of her where she was reading, as that's how I first noticed her and she happily agreed.

brattcat said...

Tricky. It's the sweet hint of a smile on her face that gives her (and you) away.

Lois said...

Looks like a wonderful spot for reading!

Yoork said...

That bench is great! I love stuff built around nature.

I think I've read that book strangely enough...unless there's more than one like it...