Thanks guys… Opposite of what I thought, the ladies fashion (at least in Paris) was quite colourfull. Cleavages, however were not! Yet the combination of wooden shoes, head scarf and basket with wine, gives her the appearance of a farmers’ daughter, with a sense of the colourfull side of fashion, but not of the prudeness thereof. Since I want to depict the dio in the Alsace (a few other figs that appear to be (or could be) French are present) this girl fits perfect in that idea.
@kosprueone, which one… th old hag with the bag, or the young flower with ditto dress?
Since so many figs are present, every corner shows a little story. The idea is that each has her/his own little story which come together, albeit temporarily, on a railway station, and dissolve after their collective journeys. For example: the dad saying goodbye to his family, much to the disappointment of his son:
Whereas on the other side, a man is checked by the gendarme with his dog (watch the cat, who disapproves). Though he must be used to it after so many years, he fumbles to get his ID out of his bag. This draws the unwanted attention of other people. Amongst whom is a Hitler Jugend boy, who looks ready to assist at any moment…