What still remains

Once Twardawa, a small village in Poland, was known for its farms, its little houses and gardens. Neighbours were mostly friends and everybody cared about growing vegetables, herbs, raise cattle and treat their animals with love and respect. Since the 90s people started to prefer the more comfortable way of consumption, making weekend-trips to big shopping malls, buying western products and feel like a better European. After years I´ve visited the village again – almost all farms were gone, empty fields, closed houses, no childrencplaying around, many families left the country for a better life– a strange silence – here and there a car passing by. But the ones who stayed and try to find a balance between both lifestyles, who still feel a strong connection with the nature and need the peace after work, proudly showed me their favourite animals with so much love and warmth.

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