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This is the Fairmont, directly across the street from our apartment.
They had a pretty major fire recently, one whole corner of the roof caved in and 5 or 6 suites were totaled, the rest all had major smoke damage. Came in over a million dollars.
With us being on the 6th floor, and this building only being 4 stories, we had a pretty good view of the aftermath.
This man was assigned to protect the building, and to keep anyone from entering while the building was repaired. I'd imagine he was out there for 3 weeks or so. Never reading, never texting or talking on the phone. Just sitting and observing the world around him, keeping a close eye on anyone approaching his position.
He really didn't want me to take this picture. He initially got up and rushed toward me with his had in front of his face. It was a bit alarming. I reassured him and explained that I didn't wish to interrupt his duties, and would you please just sit back down and relax, I'm not a bad guy.
After a few attempts to take the photo, and a few times where he was half way getting up again, he finally settled in and even offered a slight smile.
55/1.2 S.C @ f2
DSC_7160 by DEETEEOHBEE, on Flickr