On the 14th of February in spite of thirteen degrees of frost Donetsk romantics came early in the morning to watch the ‘blooming’ of the Tree of Happiness with forged hearts.
More than forty people – obviously believing in love – gathered in the Forged figures Park to witness a small miracle created by the Donbass Blacksmiths Guild and its media partner the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper. After short briefing with the community and media representatives Victor Burduk and some volunteers proceeded to a sacrament. And at exactly 6 o’clock, as it had been announced, all the present could become happy owners of blacksmith’s valentines, perhaps, the very first ones presented on this Happy Valentine’s Day.
After mutual congratulations the romantics made a group photo near the Tree of Happiness and broke up taking the cherished valentines with them for their loved ones.
Text and photo by Evgeniy Lavrinenko