“Watching people is a good hobby, but you have to be careful about it. You can’t let people catch you staring at them. If people catch you, they treat you like a first-class criminal. And maybe they’re right to do that. Maybe it should be a crime to try to see things about people they don’t want you to see.” ~
This weekend the photo challenge on GC and my site Weekly Prompts is PEOPLE.
GC and I both enjoy people watching and I especially enjoy watching from a cafe window; watching people in the street can be more interesting than watching the cafe clientele sipping coffee and checking their mobiles (cell phones).
Recently, during a tour of the ‘Chocolate Experience’ when visiting York with my son, the people in the square below our window caught my attention.
A street busker seated on a cushion sang along to his guitar and perched on a bench behind, someone eagerly tucked into his lunch of fish and chips.
A group of youngsters appeared to be waiting around for something, but what, had they too booked the chocolate tour? Seated amongst them with a heap of backpacks was a pony-tailed chap, I assumed he was their teacher, one who seemed content to leave the youngsters to their own devices while he read a newspaper.
Being of a quizzical nature, I was curious to learn more and while waiting for the chocolate patterns to set on our lollipops that we’d lovingly created, I continued my surveillance of the youngsters in the square. A couple of girls held hands and danced around.
Another pair entertained bystanders by running and leaping on each other (iPhone live photo), this brought smiles to the faces of passersby; another group of youngsters appeared to be comparing their footwear.
I wondered where these young people were from, exchange students perhaps; York is a popular spot for tourists and exchange students. I observed the group more closely, and attempted to work out if they were English. The girls gave no clues, they could have been from anywhere, but the boys’ hairstyles told a different story. Most English boys of this age place importance on showing off trendy, statement hairstyles, it was clear that these boys did not.
With our chocolate cooled and set we continued with our tour, but by the time the tour was over the group of youngsters had moved on, I was sorry about that because I had hoped to hear them speaking so that I’d have a better idea of their nationality.
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 Photo Challenge People from Weekly Prompts, Fandango’s Quizzical and Ragtag Community’s Pattern.