Travel Theme: Time

Ailsa’s travel theme this week is Time. Looking forward to seeing everyone’s interpretations!

a poster in Dubrovnik, Croatia, advertising an exhibition of photos from the Balkan Conflict in 1991

The poster reads:
Lest We Forget
Exhibition of Documentary Photographs
on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Serbian and Montenegrian aggression on Dubrovnik

They say that time heals all wounds, but I’m not sure that holds true for survivors of war.

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10 comments

  1. TBM

    I’ve been watching a lot of documentaries on WWII and I don’t think time can heal war wounds. How does one make sense of it and then get over it?

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  2. Dubrovniklady

    One correction, it is 20 years. The exhibition should not be missed, very moving to see how a UNESCO world heritage site was shelled.

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    • Thank you, I made the correction. You are right, I was shocked to see photos of Dubrovnik being bombed. Of course my first thought was, “How could the world let this happen?” We came so close to losing a global treasure.

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      • Dubrovniklady

        The destruction of Dubrovnik came from shelling of mortars from above and the sea. Although I was in the USA during the war, I kept asking why did no one in Europe or the USA help? The shelling of a non military UNESCO site was too much for me to understand.

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  3. In hindsight, I wish that we would’ve seen this exhibition. We walked past this building at night and saw the dramatic images as you’ve captured here. It’s hard to believe that Dubrovnik suffered so much destruction, not that long ago.

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