Dreams Of The Old Garden

Once, in early autumn, I was walking around my city alone. In those days, I hadn’t anyone to walk with, so I made company to myself, talking and mumbling something. That’s why I wasn’t boring and hadn’t difficulties in choosing theme for chat.

Gradually, I became to The Summer Garden that was quite deserted for some reasons. I decided to have a sit deep in the garden, thinking, dreaming, listening. Because I have a strangeness – absolutely always I hear some of my favorite music in my head – those day wasn’t the exclusion: I enjoyed with Adagio from Concerto in D Minor for harpsichord, oboe and strings. BWV 1059 by my favorite classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach.

Almost immediately after music started in my head, strange things began to happen: city sounds almost disappeared and everything around me (trees, statues, fences and benches) became look just like on the old photos: sepia toned, contrast and grainy. Moreover, there appeared translucent figures of walking people in the end of 18th century wear. And all of it were still happening during I heard Bach in my head.

When music stopped, everything around me blinked and returned to its previous view: world became colored, figures disappeared and modern city sound came back. I wasn’t afraid – opposite: I was completely charmed. I wanted to see it again and was trying to repeat those actions for many years but nothing happened. Therefore, I just decided to make a photo series. The series by which I thank The Summer Garden for those vision, for its talk with me.

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Johann Sebastian Bach – Concerto in D minor. BWV 1059. Adagio