Heat and the City

A blazing hot day

The thermometer shows 36 degrees. I break free from the shade of the big maple tree in my garden. An idea has begun to captivate me: can heat be captured photographically? What does the heat do to the city and can it be expressed in pictures? I get on my bike.
Between 1 and 3 p.m. I stroll with my camera through the squares of Salzburg, which on normal summer days are flooded with tourists. On this day, however, a glaring light and a strong hot wind have taken possession of these squares. People crowd together in the narrow midday shadows of the buildings. Benches in the green spaces and squares are deserted, but the shade under the few trees and the fountains of the fountains are coveted.