Against the Odds

Life always pits us against the odds, wouldn’t you agree? Sometimes we slip away, sometimes we fight back. But, life does test us…and life is not fair to everyone. Some of us enjoy it all, whilst some endure hardships. From my air-conditioned room, I gaze at the photo of this boy enduring hardship, standing in the snow by the side of a track, trying to sell something and struggling to exist. Life is not fair, is it? When you see this photo, does it sadden you that this boy is trying to survive through fighting his way out, even though life is pushing him through the hardest of odds? But, doesn’t it also give you hope and makes you believe that even when man faces misfortune, his spirit always triumphs over the odds? The spirit of humans is tremendous; this is how they march over the most difficult of moments.

In All Weathers

In All Weathers

This photo taken by Nilla Palmer (Brisbane, Australia) confronted us with varied emotions, simultaneously. It was taken while travelling in The Tren de las Nubes (train to/in the clouds), which travels on the third highest railway in the world (over 4,220mts/ 13,850ft). Just before reaching La Polvorilla Viaduct, the train’s destination, the train was stopped temporarily so that young artisans had the opportunity to sell their handmade treasures in the extreme conditions of the snowy wastes.

Source:
Photo of the Day | April 12 | In All Weathers, by Nilla Palmer

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  1. AURORA
    AURORA says:

    The train of the clouds is located in the province of Salta in northern Argentina the republic, in my country I live in Buenos Aires,
    this type of situation I see them live with the daily reality of people who suffer permanently for a meal
    so it is very important that the world know that there are many people that we have the reality of a suffering people and not the reality of governing .. lying.

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  2. Aurora Baigorri
    Aurora Baigorri says:

    The train of the clouds is located in the province of Salta in northern Argentina the republic, in my country I live in Buenos Aires,
    this type of situation I see them live with the daily reality of people who suffer permanently for a meal
    so it is very important that the world know that there are many people that we have the reality of a suffering people and not the reality of governing .. lying.

    Reply

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