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Johnny and friends
« on: January 18, 2019, 19:17:59 »
Taken a few years ago during a street festival in the Little Italy District here in Toronto. Johnny Lombardi was an Italian-Canadian multi-cultural broadcasting pioneer.
Among the various honours he received during his lifetime, was the city erecting a bronze statue of him in the heart of Little Italy.
During a festival I passed by the statue and noticed this humous scene of Johnny and some of his friends and took this shot.
Nikon S3 rangefinder
Cosina Voigtlander 25 f4 in Nikon s mount manual focus
Fuji 100 ISO colour slide
probably about 5.6 @ 1/125th
I shoot with film. That's film. F...i...l...m. You remember film. It was in all the papers.


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Re: Johnny and friends
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2019, 03:02:45 »
Robert, looking at this image reminds me very much of parts of Melbourne, where Italian influence is strong.  For example, Lygon Street in the Northern suburb of Carlton.

Melbourne had a significant influx of both Italian and Greek migrants in the 1950s and 1960s - so much so that Melbourne was at one stage the second Greek largest city containing Greek people in the world - second only to Athens. 

Migration has enriched the life of my town and no doubt yours.
Hugh Gunn