This Summer we were very close to Dubrovnik so we were curious how this town looks like in these awkward times of corona virus.
After we had some coffee, we headed to an exhibition centre of war and conflict photojournalism. From sunny, summerish streets of the old city to rough themes like this, it took us a while to adapt.
We all went in and even though the kids were playing with some cards most of the time, I concidered they are old enough to point them to the pictures and the story behind. Not much but just a bit. To get wider and unfortunately sadder picture of the children around the world. To click that little button of awareness and gratefulness inside them.
I was soaking up the photos, shaken and cowered, thinking… oh how lucky we are and how absurd this suffering is.
The feelings were intensified with the permanent collection ‘The end of Yougoslavia’, covering war in my country and surrounding countries. Going back 30 years ago, in my childhood, remebering lots of the moments, now seeing them in another perspective.
It’s not that I was imaging it other way but I was astonished by the vicinity of the photojournalists to the action. I guess subjectivity playes a big role in comprehention. Impressive.
The rest of the day we enjoyed walking through rather empty streets. Even though with three kids, I tried my best to notice interesting details around me. Both husband and I were thrilled seeing this old school way of laundry drying.
We would walk and stop to rest.
Traces of pigeons on closed sunshades.
This is it. New normal, new reality, 2020. I still cannot believe this is really happening.
Welcome (and goodbye) to Dubrovnik and wash your hands.
This blog is part of the 30 Minutes in the Life project, aiming to feature ladies from around the world as we capture 30 minutes in our lives as mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, friends and photographers. This is a blog circle so please be sure to visit the next photographer in the circle Stacey Markel Photography!
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