Nadia Vinogradova: Hello!

Here it is considered in good taste to hold this painting in high esteem, to praise it and be greatly moved by it for generations.

For some, even this is not enough.

They hear the pattern of rain, feel the chill of raindrops on necks and shoulders, they look at the bridge and people as if they saw themselves there, in that never ending race along the endless road, to be traveled for eternity and they have the audacity to believe that it is real.

Wislawa Szymborska, excerpt from People on the Bridge