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„Dementia“

from the gallery of Andrew Paranavitana
Description:

The Island of Korcula, Croatia.

This old man was roaming around the village while we were wandering the streets, taking in the sites and sounds. He called out and we turned around, thinking he was talking to us. We soon realised he was actually calling out to the local stray cats. In his bag he had food for them and this must have been feeding time.
The cats all knew him well and came out from several hiding spots to get their lunch. It soon became apparent that this old man wasn’t in a fit state of mind. His motions were hesitating and he looked lost. After a while he sat down with the cats, looking like he was collecting his thoughts or trying to recall how he ended up here in the first place.

It was sad to witness, but something I wanted to remember.

Picture ID: fe899af
Comments
Anuschka Wenzlawski liked this artwork 2015-05-07 05:26:33 UTC
Anuschka Wenzlawski 2013-06-06 16:45:10 UTC
Thank you for the story about this picture. It is sad but I think it was important to shot the picture. His mind will be lost but the picture gives him and all the other old demented people a face and a little bit immortability. A really great picture. Best regards, polymorphia
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