Where are they now?

January 1, 2017 — Leave a comment

Keleti Station

I took this photo at Keleti Railway Station in Budapest on 10th September 2015. This was the time a wave of refugees came into Budapest looking for a route through to other parts of Europe. I posted the picture in a blog on 1st January 2016 – and posed the question that is the title of this blog. I often wonder where they are, and if they have found what they were searching for. A year later, at the start of a new year, I am posting the picture again. I obviously have no idea who they are, or where they are, but they are a reminder to me that those who put themselves through what this family were experiencing do not do so out of choice. They do it out of desperation. They deserve support and solidarity, not condemnation and hostility.

One year later the world feels like a darker place, and although we hope 2017 will be better, there is an obvious and real danger it will be worse.  It is up to all of us to keep on trying to make it the better place we want it to be. Hanging in there is my 2017 New Year resolution.

Other photos I took that day are here.

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