Lens-Artists Challenge – Labour of Love

Some of us are lucky to enjoy our work (at least most of the time…) for others, work is just a means to and end. And then we have labours of love.

The charioteer in Sintra shows the amazing views of the town, needing a bit of a rest, but he is also an entertainer. The Beefeaters in the Tower of London are incredible communicators, with extensive knowledge of the tower’s history. They keep their audience interested and engaged. The stall people at Osaka Castle need to turn the local street food delicacy (Osaka balls) very quickly to avoid burning, often in very difficult conditions.

And art. The process of creating something new.

In all of them, there was a sense of doing their work well, with pride but also with immense pleasure.

Posted for Rusha Sams’ guest Lens-Artists Challenge

13 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge – Labour of Love

  1. You have turned this one-dimensional challenge into a lovely two-dimensional response! Thank you for making us realize that, of course, there is both the financial reward of a job but also the true love of a job. I was an educator for many, many years, and I can tell you this — I LOVED working with students. Of course, I needed to make money. But it was the love and passion for teaching literature and teaching kids that kept me going. Thanks for good photos and good writing! Great to have you as a contributor to the challenge!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and your kind words. I work in retail and we all have this same feeling of love/hate. One good customer makes up for all the other, not so nice, ones šŸ˜€

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