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Beary Confused by Majnouna Beary Confused by Majnouna
You see some strange stuff when you walk around Beirut with your eyes open, but this takes the cake.

I mean, what the hell?

I solved my parking problem in Hamra by driving there super early, parking where I wanted, and then going on urban safaris until Café Y opens. Today I walked all the way back to Kantari to shoot some old buildings I had spotted and feared would not be left standing very long. One of them in particular has been abandoned so completely and so long that it is entirely hidden in a thick covering of ivy. The building makes a big dark green mass in the middle of the street – today with a single white speck: this unhappy-looking teddy bear. God only knows how it got there. All I know is when I drove back past the spot 3 hours later, it was gone. Maybe its mama came to pick it up :P

Re: placing this in "Street photography": he may not be "people" but he does come across as a candid capture to me!

Here's the bear in context: [link]
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:iconmyivorytower:
myivorytower Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
You've been featured here: [link] =)
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ooh abandoned places! Awesome!
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:iconmyivorytower:
myivorytower Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
=)
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:iconluckystar01:
luckystar01 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
i think his mama put him there to teach him a lesson on 'what happens to misbehaving bears' :XD:
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
Haha perhaps ;)
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:icondragonessd:
DragonessD Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor guy, but a great shot
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconskeevy:
skeevy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
he looks like he's trying to get out, with his arm kinda out the bars there. Poor little guy! I hope his people came to get him and that's why he was gone. Cities always have strange, unexpected surprises if you look. I left a feather in the window of a stranger's pickup last night...for example. XP
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
I wonder what this guy thought when he found it! :XD:
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:iconluciferlive:
luciferlive Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Professional Artist
whats he in jail for?
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
No idea!
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:iconluciferlive:
luciferlive Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Artist
indecent exposure i think...he was bear-assed!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
:rofl:
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:iconluciferlive:
luciferlive Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional Artist
stuck in his cage with only the bear necessities ...
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:iconseifertacko:
seifertacko Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
Huh,kindda one of lifes mystery....n the teddy looks sad,poor thing..fancy uve got to cross something unique as this one!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yeah true :D
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:iconsuliz:
suliz Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008   Photographer
i always thought as a kid that these stuffed animals got a life of thier own when we are not looking... this goes to prove my theory
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
Big time!
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:iconmelllic:
melllic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
Do you think the person who put it here would ever see this photo... ^^
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
Doubtful!
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:iconoriginal-elfish:
Original-Elfish Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
D'awww. Poor little guy. XD I just want to hug him!
Actually, this reminds me of the Winnie-the-Pooh story where Pooh Bear got stuck in Rabbit's door after eating all the honey..
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
:XD:
I remember that one! I felt so bad for him!
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:iconlylicagalatea:
LylicaGalatea Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008   Photographer
Hi, I featured you in this news article [link]
and in my journal [link]

sorry this is a copied message, too many features!
:wave:
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
Really sweet, thanks!
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:iconhindorf:
Hindorf Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
^^ ooh nice photo, and so cute
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
:D
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:icongrublord:
GrubLord Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
Great composition!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconzannanokage:
zannanokage Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL. yes, I'm guessing Kantari is kind of weird?
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
Actually it isn't! It's a perfectly respectable neighborhood with a couple of major media outlets having their offices and studios there, insurance companies, the big hotels, etc. Yet that still leaves room fr the organic and for surprises :D
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:iconzannanokage:
zannanokage Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yay!! :D Every good neighbourhood needs space for surprises :D
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
Exactly!
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:iconyoboseiyo:
yoboseiyo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
maybe he was taking a breather. he might have been going for a run, and decided to sit and rest for a little while.

he's cute, and that's a great shot.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
:giggle:
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:iconbrindlegreyhound:
brindlegreyhound Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
Beautiful composition, and contrast with the white bear and the dark ivy and bars.

Cute photo, with an interesting example of urban decay.

So a fav.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:icondeer-in-headlights:
Deer-in-Headlights Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Student Digital Artist
That looks like its a very pretty spot, besides being overgrown. Maybe he was trying to check it out and got stuck :)
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
It's kind of creepy in reality – the green turned out really nice in the picture, maybe because it was so early in the morning. Thanks :)
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:iconcoyoteflutesong:
coyoteflutesong Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
awww! He doesn't look sad to me--more like, thoughtful, like he's contemplating the world from his unusual perch.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yeah that works too :)
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:iconemperornortonii:
EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
There's something sad about this photo.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
I agree!
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:iconindikat:
indikat Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
haha, on est voisines, j'habite Hamra aussi! c'est marrant ce qu'on peut trouver a Beyrouth :O
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
Moi j'habite à badaro mais je passe mon temps à Hamra :D C'est clair, cette ville est pleine de surprises!
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:icondbzmerciter2005:
DBZMerciter2005 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehehe I think it's as cute as it is funny. I do wonder who put it there. XD
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
So do I!
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:iconleonor:
Leonor Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
:lol: I like the title. I also think this would sell as a postcard. It's beary :aww:
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
:giggle:
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:iconmagenta-oranges:
magenta-oranges Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
Heehee awhhh XD. Barry is my sister's teddy's name :aww:. I love his little pose... so adorable :+fav:.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
Hehe cute!
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