Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Beware: No lifeguard on duty yet.

It's hot here now, but Belgrade's beach on Ada Ciganlija, a large island in the Sava river, commonly known as Gypsy Island, isn't officially open yet. Didn't seem to matter much to this family, especially Mom who wanted to cool off after a 7-km bike ride around the lake. Junior looks bored, and Dad has conked out. Unfortunately, two days ago a 13 year-old boy who had gone swimming with two siblings, but without their parents' knowledge, drowned. The sign reads "Dunav" (Danube), the name of an insurance company...

6 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

It has been hot here, too, but the Bay's natural air conditioner a.k.a. The Fog kicked in...

"Louis" likes the accidental arrangement of the bikes in front of where dad is taking his chill pill in a different manner than mom.

It's ironic that the insurance ad is at the place of the drowning....

Abraham Lincoln said...

Drowning is sad and especially when it could be prevented but that is almost like crossing the street. You can get killed doing that. The photo is nice. I wonder who the guy is asleep.

iBlowfish said...

This picture captured dynamic of family of man in your city. Excellent shot, I really like it.

Kelly said...

I love the stories that one could draw from this photo. Very sad about the drowning.

babooshka said...

I read the text after I looked at the image and suddenly saw the scene in whole new light. The bowed head of the child for instance appears quite sad, but only in relation to the drowning. Something very French about this image. It would also make a slpendid painting. Marvellous image.

Sandra Draskovic said...

this is the most profound scene I've seen in last few months with clever layered meaning. Many thanx.