Compass

Homeless, not friendless: Flickr photo of the day

Compass

(Photo: Kalichawa / Flickr)

She’s homeless, but her cats aren’t, because they have her. Her babushka protects her head from the cold wind off the Black Sea while she warms a kitten under her jacket. It’s clear that she loves cats; she even adorns the wall of her shelter with their images.

After the 2008 military conflict between Georgia and Russia, thousands of people found themselves “displaced” without a country, without a home.

In 2011, New York developer Donald J. Trump signed a deal with Georgian president, Mikheil Saakashvili, to build a 40-story luxury apartment tower in Tbilisi. It will stand in stark contrast to the meager shelter occupied by a homeless woman who loves cats.

Photograph by Kalichawa.

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