Tag: Europe

Josch: “For me happiness is everything I have: my wife and my son”

The village of Bad Homburg prepares itself during all the summer for celebrating the Laternenfest, translated as The Lantern Festival. From the 28th to the 31st of August, groups of music, food stalls, beer, coloured lighting, fairground rides and parade of carriages of different topics gather all the neighbourhood of Bad Homburg. During my stay in the town, I was lucky I could take part in this 80-year anniversary of the festival. Many festivalgoers witness this event year after year. One of them is Joachim, a man whose celebration mode is always on and whose sentences are always completed with a derisive laughter.

Josch's American Shot. Conversation in Bad Homburg, Germany. Source: www.ritapouso.com

Josch’s American Shot. Conversation in Bad Homburg, Germany. Source: www.ritapouso.com

Yurie Lacruz: “For me happiness is that people I love are alright”

ESCRS congress, celebrated this year in Hospitalet de Llobregat, brings together ophthalmologists from all over the world and professionals whose job is related to the field. Yurie Lacruz works in the event as a hostess. Wearing black blazer, black skirt, white shirt and black sparkling shoes, the girl from Mallorca is particularly accustomed to perform her job. Her green eyes are the reference point of her face for those who hold a conversation with her. The maximum expression of her smile delights visitors.

Yurie's American Shot. Conversation in Barcelona, Spain. Source: www.ritapouso.com

Yurie’s American Shot. Conversation in Barcelona, Spain. Source: www.ritapouso.com

Mayke: “For me happiness is to enjoy good moments”

In the garden from Vigo that divides the parallel avenues of Rúa Montero Ríos and Avenida de Beiramar, sitting down, is Mayke. Two Quechua rucksacks surround her. One is hers and the other one belongs to her son Miro. She holds a Mahou can with a hand. She dresses up with printed jacket and hairband, a pink T-Shirt and greyish trousers. Her serene energy is the one that a pilgrim owns just by watching life pass by at a city which is orphan of hours and minutes. She observes, smiles and lights up the atmosphere with her crystalline and peaceful gaze.

Mayke's American Shot. Conversation in Vigo, Spain. Source: www.ritapouso.com

Mayke’s American Shot. Conversation in Vigo, Spain. Source: www.ritapouso.com

Ricardo: “For me happiness is to feel alright with people I love”

A few metres away from A Laxe Mall, in front of Real Club Náutico of Vigo, I meet a portuguese couple. Despite my attempts to begin a conversation in which the visual exchange is posible, the sunglasses that both wear make that mission impossible.

Ricardo's American Shot. Conversation in Vigo, Spain. Source: www.ritapouso.com

Ricardo’s American Shot. Conversation in Vigo, Spain. Source: www.ritapouso.com

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