Feeding the Enduring Homeless- Black and white

Susan Sheldon's photograph of the Gospel Mission in Seattle

One of the things that struck me when I walked by First and Main, is I was not in the 1930’s, but I easily could have been. The line might have been longer for soup perhaps, but the same despair was on the street corner.  The only difference between these people and those  in the depression is simply the style of clothing. High above the doorway the name of the Madame who once ran a brothel here, Matilda Winehill is carved in stone. How she managed to get her name up there is a real curiosity.

Breakfast time at the The Bread of Life Mission in Pioneer Square Seattle. Black and white Feeding the enduring homeless.

About susan sheldon

I am an explorer. It's taken me awhile to realise this. But I love capturing bits of our wonderful world with my camera, travelling through time and history, always returning to write, or paint what I've discovered. I use my Leica and my iPhone to capture images, and with those images I try to hold on to a feeling, a moment in our busy lives. Sometimes those moments bring me into the past, others into the studio to paint, or back to the old typewriter to try to use words to capture what the camera has done for me already. One of my goals in my blog is to have a space to take a breath away from our frantic world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.
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2 Responses to Feeding the Enduring Homeless- Black and white

  1. Interesting you would capture that. On my only trip to Seattle I was struck by how dazzling buildings push up from streets where poverty appeared to be rampant, the contrast of stepping out of one of Seattle’s many fabulous restaurants to see a man drinking water from the gutter. Your great photo brings it all back.

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