Friday, November 10, 2006

How fast are you going now?

Posted by PicasaFriday lunch time. As I walk through the lobby of Fairfax House (home of the Sydney Morning Herald), I find the delightful scene above. 'I've slowed down to enjoy the journey' says the wise Aboriginal lady to her turtle friend. The young man in the comfortable armchair has followed her advice. Maybe it's an appropriate time to ask ourselves: How fast are we going now? Should we slow down to enjoy the journey?

Vendredi, heure du déjeuner : alors que je traverse le hall de Fairfax House (siège du quotidien le Sydney Morning Herald) je tombe sur cette scène charmante. "J'ai ralenti pour mieux profiter du voyage" dit la sage dame aborigène à son amie la tortue. Le jeune homme endormi dans le gros fauteuil a suivi son conseil. Peut-être est-ce le moment de nous demander : à quelle vitesse allons-nous ? Devrions-nous ralentir pour mieux profiter du voyage ?

23 comments:

Nick said...

A very nicely seen (and captured) picture. I like this a lot.

Andreea said...

if indeed it is friday lunch time over in sydney, the amazing clash of DP's is very interesting ... here it is only afternoon and we are still at work, hoping for the weekend :)

GiuCe said...

nice moment for a pic!!!
i agree to andrea, i'm working in a sunny morning ;)

Lisi said...

very good capture

Kim said...

What a perfect capture! These sorts of convergences are so wonderful. Congratulations.
-Kim

Olivier said...

bravo, superbe photo. encore

alice said...

Le genre de scène et de moment que l'on est content de "capturer" et de garder en mémoire...

Ben said...

It's a great advise and good on you whoever that young guy.
Nice capture.

Anonymous said...

oui sauf que le type endormi ne profite pas du voyage puisqu'il dort. Pour profiter vraiment, il faut être éveillé, si possible au sens spirituel.

but the man sleeping in the chair cannot enjoy the journey since he is asleep. To enjoy you need to be awaken, spiritualy if possible

Muriel said...

oups je voulais pas faire un message anonyme, c'est Muriel

Annie said...

That's a perfect photo and a very good message too.

Imparfait présent said...

J'aime beaucoup le fait que la photo aille avec une vraie réflexion : "allons nous trop vite?"...

bv said...

Great catch indeed.
The exec took the wise advise on board, he is enjoying a cool music piece on his MP3 and must be far far away from the Daily Newspaper crazyness rythm of the SMH lobby...

Very good Friday catch: to get ready for a peaceful weekend...

bv said...

Très bonne photo vraiment
Le cadre a pris le message en compte, il écoute une bonne musique sur son MP3 et doit être loin, très loin de rythme de folie qui doit régner dans le Hall d'entrée du Quotidien SMH...
Très bonne photo pour un vendredi, tout ce qu'il faut pour se preparer à un weekend tranquille...

Kala said...

This is an interesting post because I used to hear that Sydney was a place where people are always on a rush or driving like there is no tomorrow but after seeing this poster, perhaps not everyone is in a rush - I like to slow down on the weekends and go out to nature when I can =)

Zsolt72 said...

this is a wonderful post Nathalie....without the sleeping man it would be a nice poster..but like this its an artwork:) ohh i love it:)

Kris said...

fantastic find! I like it very much!

Irredento Urbanita said...

In this life, they, the people that lives there up want to see us run, desperate, hurry up. And life passes by, and we don't realize. We must take a breath, and enjoy the journey. Good message Nathalie!!!!

Thanx for sharing with us

Nicolas said...

C'est tres bien vu!
L'immeuble Fairfax est assez classe par ailleurs.

jazzy said...

lovely catch and a great warning to all of us =)

Meg Nakagawa said...

No worries, there. My life has come to a halt in the last five or so years. It's enjoyable and alarming at the same time to live so slowly. One cannot rush weaving.

Matthieu said...

Tu as eu le déclic au bon moment et au bon endroit. Une question reste néanmoins en suspens : quel est l'objet de l'affiche et le but de l'eventuelle campagne qui l'accompagne ?

richard said...

Include me in the sentiment, but personally I'm afraid if I slow down any more I'll topple over from lack of momentum