For three years Bruce Lee was the formal leader of the street community that lived under Gara de Nord. Most of the kids called him ‘daddy’, because of the caring role he had for many of the disadvantaged, including stray dogs.
Wintry sunrise at Gara de Nord. The text "vino cu noi" ("come with us") stands over the head of Azavoae (19, grown up in orphanage until 18). Under the street, the tunnel that used to be "home" to many.
Blackout inside the tunnel under Gara de Nord. Before the arrival of Bruce Lee, who brought electricity underground, the tunnels were very dark spaces, only lit by candles.
After police demolished the entrance inside the park in October 2013, the community had to access to the tunnel from the traffic island right in front of the train station.
Daily life inside the ‘baraca’, the abandoned bar next to the park where street kids used to gather, mainly during the summer period.
Inside the tunnel, Bruce Lee used cement to cover the hot pipes of the underground tele-heating system, in order to limit their scalding power.
Fried potatoes on fire during Christmas period.
In the narrow space of the tunnel, especially during winter, there were few available activities apart from using drugs. Catalina also liked to write.
Street kids get heated by the warm air coming out of the hole. The tunnel of Gara de Nord was shelter for a multitude of outcasts who couldn't find a better place to stay.