Where are all the happy old guys?

14 September 2011
Ben Pentreath

Try as I might, and I’ve been looking out since I’ve been back, but I haven’t seen a single happy, contented old guy, just hanging out with his friends, in London. Hmm. What a difference to Sicily. Have a look at the photos below, to see what I mean.

I suppose if you start life playing football in a setting like the end photo, you’re going to end life being happy, sitting around, in a setting like the first photo!

3 comments on this post


the happy old guys in london are indians in the pedestrianised bit of hounslow high street…

what a lovely series, captures something so specific and poignant about the cultural differences. you should continue it next time you are in italy, or possibly in other places where happy old men hang out together too…

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