Photo and caption by Istvan Kerekes
This mother and two children take a bath in this little puddle which is in a secluded place in the middle of one beech-forest in Transylvania. The puddle contains sludge with petroleum (crude oil). The boy on the right side of the photo, continuously asked her mother, why do they bathing here in this very stinky puddle ? There was no answer, just a severe look ... The mother and the other boy believe fanatic in the mystic healing power of this little very stinky puddle.
Location: Harghita mountains / Transylvania / Romania / 2011