You and I
Photo and caption by GEORGIANA ALAVANJA
This school was destroyed and subsequently abandoned during the war in Yugoslavia back in the 1990's. Almost twenty years later it still stands empty, occasionally used as a temporary hay bale storage space for the few local farmers remaining in the area. The "Ti/Ja" (You and I) in the hearts is a painted party decoration--school dances were held on Fridays in the main classroom. It was heartbreaking to take this photo, I kept wondering how many couples slow danced under those hearts imagining a beautiful future together.
Location: Village of Uzdolje, Municipality of Biskupija, Croatia