City on a grain of salt. Tuzla means a place of salt and it lays on top of the salt lake. It is suspected it has been there for around 7000 years as one of the oldest places in Europe.

Monday, February 05, 2007


I said: ‘Can you smile for me to take a photo of you?’
She smiled.
I said: ‘Are you cold?’
She said: ‘Yes’

Unfortunately this is not a rare site on the streets of Tuzla.

Have a good week.


Blogger tut-tut said...

What can be done?

05 February, 2007 01:20  
Blogger photowannabe said...

Is she selling something or begging for her family? its so sad for anybody to be in that type of poverty but such a young child doing it makes my heart hurt.

05 February, 2007 03:18  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

I've seen something like this very often in my home country. Yes, it is a sad reality.

05 February, 2007 12:03  
Blogger Nathalie said...

That's a tough one Jazzy, and I don't know what the answer is...

05 February, 2007 13:52  
Blogger Mandi said...

I have also seen homeless children in my home country, Zimbabwe. It is a terrible sight. But one that the government should solve in order to build a future for these kids.

05 February, 2007 14:30  
Blogger Charlie Pottins said...

When I first visited Tuzla in 1994, I remember young boys showing disbelief when my friend Dot told them that there were homeless young people on the streets of London. They thought this was propaganda.
On my next visit a couple of years later I was pleased to see people looking less hungry, and young people had got jobs. I am glad that Bosnia's war ended, but sad to see that some are finding that not everything about the new Western-style "freedom" is good. It isn't so "cool" to be out in the cold.

05 February, 2007 14:35  
Blogger Olivier said...

je sais pas comment tu fais, j'avoue que je n'oserais pas demandé (c'est pour ce que je photographie beaucoup de monuments et statues, pas de probleme). Malgres sa situation, elle te sourie, c'est tres beau...

I do not know how you make, I acknowledge whom I would not dare not asked (it is for only I photographs many monuments and statues, not of problem). Malgres its situation, it smiles you, it is very beautiful…

05 February, 2007 15:06  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yop, this is scene whcih I met every day when I was in Tuzla last year. Unfortunately, Bosnia is poor country and quality of life is not so cool.

05 February, 2007 16:31  
Blogger Ben said...

Only I could do is same as you, asking smile and take a photo for some donation.

05 February, 2007 20:45  
Blogger Victoria said...

That is so tragic...it really tugs at my heart to see such a young child on the streets. And she still has such a beautiful smile!

06 February, 2007 03:35  
Blogger AinZ said...

Despite her situation, it's heartening to see that she can still flash you such a beautiful smile.

08 February, 2007 18:34  
Anonymous Lessie said...

She's beautiful. Bless her. Makes my heart ache.

08 February, 2007 23:06  

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