The Works of Chalen Tretiakova

Рига (Riga)

While in Latvia, we visited the Salaspils Concentration Camp. While not as prolific as Dachau or Auschwitz, it was still the site of great suffering.

Riga(Рига)

Statues at Salaspils “Solidarity” (background) and “defeat”.

The sounds of a metronome can be heard, coming from a black marble block which is called the “Reminding Heart”. These dead “heart beats” are the only sounds that interrupt the dead silence of this place.

Riga(Рига)

“AIZ SIEM VARTIEM VAID ZEME” (Latvian) “Beyond this Gate, the Earth Moans” (English)

Riga (Рига)

More pics from Salaspils and Riga here.

 

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