No. 13

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Feb 25 2018

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Category: Europe, Poland

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Aperture:f/4
Focal Length:37.5mm
ISO:160
Shutter:1/100 sec
Camera:DSC-R1

I have friends in Delhi living on the 23rd floor of a big apartment building. Once, when taking the elevator up to their flat, I noticed that there was no button for no.13. The column of figures jumped from 12 to 14. There was no 13th floor! So actually my friends are living on 22nd floor! What is it with this no.13? Why does it fill people with dread?

Now I am not superstitious, but I happen to be partial to no.13. If I would have a lucky number it would be 13. Maybe it is because I was born on the 13th – a Sunday in addition – and life has smiled on me, mostly. Enabling me in turn to smile at life.

So when I saw this girl in Krakow  looking out of the window into the distance and I decided to take her picture, I had to include the nearby no.13 into the frame. No.13 cut in stone! Even twice, big and solid! Lucky me!

The girl meanwhile remained unmoved, like a true mannequin.

Photo of the week: Pasaz 13, Rynek Glowny 13, Krakow, Poland 2007