A girl on Zagreb’s iconic, earthquake-damaged roofs. She wears a face mask and a blue helmet. Only her eyes can be seen. A young man standing on beams confidently. The beams are worn out, but his face shows no fear.
Army staff cleaning the city streets, unperturbed by the dust raised by the excavators. Firefighters on one of the damaged roofs, while the face of a worried old man peers out from behind a window…
Moments of humanity, captured. There are many heroes of the streets, those who rushed to help their neighbors as much as they could, as well as many professionals in various fields who offered even more with their expertise. An example: a few hours after the earthquake, a number of construction business owners contacted the Emergency Management Office, offering free help, making themselves available and ready to assist wherever needed. They helped bring down from the roofs everything that was in danger from falling – chimneys, roof tiles, rain gutters – all those things that could have hurt people. It is no exaggeration to say that they saved lives in doing so. Otherwise competitors, they worked together in those moments of solidarity. As volunteers, each and every one of them. They reacted quickly, gathering through social networks.
Alpinists, sport climbers, speleologists also responded in numbers, joining the teams of high-rise workers. Firefighters, the military, civil service staff, the Bad Blue Boys, all those citizens who helped selflessly, and there were many of them, so many that there was no time to capture their efforts on camera, deserve a huge, capital
They showed Zagreb in its best light.