Saturday, May 07, 2011

Before and After

Lots of rebuilding has gone on in Sarajevo in the past decade. But there's still a lot of cosmetic damage left over from the shelling. The facade of Isaac's school, besides being painted an institutional green, still had lots of superficial damage when he started school this year.

 But they closed the playground for a month and redid the entire facade. It's beautiful now.

(Now that the playground is open again, teachers are using the outdoor classroom. Isn't it sweet? a half-circle of stone benches faced by the wooden bench, all circling a newly-planted tree. Why didn't we have an outdoor classroom in elementary school?)

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