Thursday, February 28, 2008
because of the bad road , a few times i was about to bump my head on the window or drop the camera ... hahaha ... oh , and i got some very red eyes opening the window so many times with my face in the wind ... but for these views and these pictures i think it's worth it .
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
last sunday we went for a ride . just driving . the weather was great , very bright sunshine , warm , still some snow for contrast , loud music (well , not that loud , don't worry) ...
we headed for the mountains to admire some amazing scenery .
we didn't go very far , less than 100 km away and we only stop 3 times but just to see views like this changes your perspective .
almost all of the pictures are taken from the moving car so the quality is not great , no depth of field , still you can see some beautiful landscape .
in the first pic you can see the fortress of râşnov , a small town some 20 km from brasov with the bucegi mountains in the background .
in the second one , a better view of the bucegi mountains shining in the sun , but some haze and the moving car are in the way of taking a good picture.
Monday, February 25, 2008
this is behind the star department store . from one street you have 4 choices .
the picture was taken last week when we had some more snow and cold . but only for a while , now it's nice and warm , in a short time we should have spring . i can't wait ... hahaha
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
another example of the "new architecture" in brasov . a hotel completed in 3 stages over the years . first it was a small house , then the second wing and last the 3rd wing in front . it's a "no style" new "anything goes" architecture making an ugly result . the hotel it's called "ambient" but the location it's a "don't go there" cause a very busy street is just under the windows . omg ! why people with no brain have too much money ?
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
for this building the construction started some 20 years ago . supposed to be some kind of hotel for the communist party officials because is right behind the brasov county council building . but the times changed and the destination changed also . they finally got it ready a few years ago and it's now an office building . but the architecture doen't match anything around it so it looks very strange . and of course it's just boring and ugly .
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
although i prefer the old buildings and classic architecture (i like the modern one also but it's very hard to find good examples here) we do have modern buildings so i want to show them ones in a while . i don't like any of them ... hahaha
this is another bank and i think is the tallest building in brasov (or maybe i'm wrong).
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
this is a building on muresenilor street , right in the old town centre . the view is from the back yard , from the front facing the street is a little better . the place is empty for a few years , i don't know the situation but probably is about some legal issue about the owner . in the meantime it looks like this . the years of decay .
Friday, February 15, 2008
the central train station .
a very busy , crowded , dirty place .
it's a lot better than a few years ago but still ...
right next to it is the terminal for buses for other cities and villages .
on each side there is a mall , one small on the right ("my place") and one big on the left will open next month ("unirea shopping center")
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
this is where i spent 4 years of my life . the "andrei saguna" highschool (now it's called a college) . and they were great years . i think my classrooms were on the second floor first 3 windows in the right section and on the ground floor at the left corner . great times , great memories . saguna is probably one of the (if not the) best highschool in brasov , got a great reputation , it's old and a lot of important people spent time in it's classrooms as students or teachers .
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
because for many people is the chinese / lunar new year and in east asia is a public holiday (i know that in singapore is the only time when the city has a real break and for one day in the year everything is closed) i will post this picture of the "china restaurant" in brasov , the oldest chinese restaurant in town (used to be called "marele zid / the great wall") . the prices are high and you can't see many people inside . i don't know about the food , i've only been there many years ago .
all the best in the new rat year , happiness and prosperity !
gong xi fa cai !
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
it's about the angle and the position .
but it looks like the branches are coming from the signs , make them alive .
the pole is on livada postei (post's orchard) which is the beginning of the road to the poiana brasov resort some 13 km up on the mountain . in the winter the road can be difficult so that's why so many warning signs
Friday, February 1, 2008
people are running around everyday . in a hurry . very busy . most of the time they don't have time to look at the city , the streets , the buildings . and in this country they don't respect anything. not themselves , not the others , not the work , not the city , not the nature .
what is nice about brasov is that you can find a lot of different points of view on the hills around the city and from a distance brasov looks nice .
this is from the citadel hill . and the dog was barking like crazy , taking his job seriously .