Friday, November 30, 2007
this is the bus stop (actually something like a bus terminal) for old town/city center . the place is called "post's orchard" . between june and october the whole area was a construction site , they re-done the streets , sidewalks , parking , bus stop and a little plaza . a lot of work and a lot of stress for the drivers .
in the top picture you can see (starting from the left) "transylvania university" , a primary school and the "baiulescu house" (part of the brasov county public library) hosting the british , french and hungarian cultural centers . in the second picture you can see a part of the main building of brasov county public library .
the picture was taken a few days ago , now the snow is gone but it's freezing . the night before we had the coldest night so far for this winter (-13 degrees celsius)
Thursday, November 29, 2007
a lot of "birdies" recently in my posts ... hahaha ... but i can assure you those are not the one from my head ! mine are safe !
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
i have to apologize to all of you because i couldn't visit any blogs , leave any comments or reply to your comments . it's not about finding time is about the connection . for the past 2 days i can't connect long enough to do anything . i hope i can post this entry , if i'm lucky . i'm sorry and see you soon .
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
by the way , speaking of street music , try to watch a little irish movie called "once" , it's really great ! and the soundtrack is amazing .
Monday, November 26, 2007
on saturday night we went out for dinner . we wanted something different so we went for chinese food at this new place , "lotus express" on "muresenilor street". in brasov there are only 3 places where you can eat chinese and no other restaurant where you can have asian food , although , ocasionaly , you can find a curry on the menu . it's a shame ! i think romanians are too traditional when it comes to food . i love asian food , indian , indonesian , malaysian , but of course i didn't know anything about it before my visit to singapore .
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
"hey , hey , i'm coming , any room available ? move a little bit , can't you see i'm landing ?"
now they should put the "no vacancy" sign .
Friday, November 23, 2007
i'm taking a break from the church series ...(i will post the rest probably next week)
because the christmas tree is here ! and it's a really nice one this year . hopefully the decorations will match the beauty of this natural large tree . as you can see , is very big , i would say maybe 35-40 meters , knowing that the tower of the "council house"(second photo) is 49 meters high . like always , it's placed in the "council square" where we have all the celebrations .
although i hate what holidays have become lately , with all the consumerism , crazy shopping , fake tv joy and all that , i think the idea of bringing a tree(a real one) in your house is great , it makes us better for a little while .
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
the romanian orthodox cathedral
it was built between 1894-1896 after a chapel was erected in 1876 . the picture actually shows the parochial house , the church is hidden in a courtyard because at that time the romanian population in the city didn’t have the right to build orthodox churches front at the street .
the church (second picture) is a copy of the greek orthodox church in vienna and as i said is hidden in the back between the houses .
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
the saint nicholas church
is a romanian orthodox church established in 1292 and built in stone starting from 1495 in the "schei" district , outside the walls of the old town of brasov . if brasov (founded by teutonic knights and the colonists they brought 800 years ago) was a "german" town , and the romanians didn't have rights as citizens , the romanians lived in schei and other sites in the area .
built in gothic style , later was redone in baroque style .
next to it is the first romanian school , started in 1583 .
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
so tell me my dear blue mami , you're gonna have a boy , right ? with a blue room , blue clothes , blue diapers , blue car , blue ...
yes my dear yellow mami , just like you're gonna have a little girl . with a yellow room , yellow clothes , yellow ...
and the little blue boy and the little yellow girl will be :
friends forever ... fashion forever ... with mothers together
who knows ? but the soon-to-be-mothers are looking cool
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
the restaurant is called "ceasu' rau" and it means aproximately "bad hour" . they serve the so called traditional romanian cuisine which means a lot of red meat and other greasy stuff . me , after 2 years of singapore , i don't like it anymore , if i ever liked it .
you can see how a portion of ribbs looks like for some 7 euros
Monday, November 5, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
well , the old town is pretty much all that worth a visit in brasov . on the left you can see the "black curch" , the biggest one in town .
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
btw , now it's raining , everything is very grey , wet , cold and ugly ... it's already november and we have 5 months in front of us that i wish i could just skip and head straight to green springtime
Thursday, November 1, 2007
i can't say i'm in a good mood and i have to find beauty and meaning around me ... and to bring some structure into my life . so , after i will figure it out the technical part , i hope i can enjoy my own blog ... hahaha ... because , i have to say it , and i do appologize to whoever cares , i make this blog for me . well , if anybody else can find joy in my photos and in my city , it's great and i hope that someone can still find time for a small city from a strange country with strange people ... hahaha
oh , btw , happy halloween , if it means anything to you
you want creepy ? come live here for a while ! it's not dangerous , except for your brain !