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Homeless Diane - Panhandling in Seattle

This elderly, homeless women frequents First Avenue in downtown Seattle on a daily basis panhandling for money. I photographed her once before. Her first image appears in my post titled,’Invisible, Alone and Passed By.’   A few weeks after capturing and posting that first photo, my husband, who volunteers at a homeless shelter on occasion, met Diane there and recognized her from my photo. Here on First Avenue she is in one of her favorite spots looking for kind souls with a bit of extra change. She still pulls at my heart strings, what about you?

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14 Responses to Homeless Diane – Panhandling in Seattle

  • I love her as your subject. And I agree that there’s something a little bit more….. special… about homeless women.

  • I’d love to hear her story

    • Thanks Vanessa.. I would too, I hope to get to meet and talk to her one of these days at the homeless shelter.

  • I think what is so special about her is the Mona Lisa smile.

  • It just wracks me with guilt that there are so many people without the simple basic necessities. Good to draw arttention to it. Love your blog

  • It’s a fine shot.

  • This is an excellent portrait of the impoverished and needy in our country. Thanks for sharing.

    Darryl and Ruth 🙂

    • Thank you for visiting… homelessness and the needy will always be with us, sad but true… I wish it wasn’t…

  • Madge,
    The Lord uses your eyes, you see through His eyes….wonderful. Her double scarfs, a workers brilliant green rain jacket, so all can see her and those eyes. Don’t eyes always tell a story? Makes you wonder if she is one of God’s angels in disguise. 🙂 Drawing those to her, I wonder does she knows Jesus? Notice she asks for spare change and used clothes…

    • Thanks Kim… How surprised I am to get you for a visitor! 🙂 Diane may know the Lord, she frequents a homeless shelter at the University Temple United Methodist Church… I hope so too.

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