Saturday, November 29, 2008

a wedding

if you live right in the center you have the chance for a dance in the old council square at your wedding . and everybody can admire the bride ... and make fun of your party ... or take pictures (like me but i wasn't the only one)

Friday, November 28, 2008

not on a map

doesn't really look like it but yes it's brasov . a special house with vine on a quiet street . charming brasov that you have to discover . every city has little treasures that tourists and most of the locals don't know about . what makes a trip , a holiday , a visit to a place ? what do you get from traveling to different places ? i think you have to put your heart into it . you have to "give" yourself to a place and allow it to fill your senses and your memories . you can't just thick spots on a map , names on a list , it doesn't mean anything . you have to take it personal ...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

harvest day 4

autumn (green) tomatoes for pickling

huge red onions (quite sweet)

everything (melons , green tomatoes , peppers , red onion , cucumbers ...)

corn , wheat , beans , sunflower seeds

tomatoes , eggplants , lettuce

and of course , potatoes

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

harvest day 3

pickled cabbage / red cabbage / dry thyme and dill (varza acra / varza rosie / cimbru si marar)

a little bit of everything

sweet peppers (in romanian "ardei grasi"=fat peppers)

roots (radacinoase)

lettuce and herbs with peppers (salata verde , leustean , patrunjel)
yes i know that everybody can recognize veggies but me , i like all the colors and shapes and when i see so many i have to call the names , it's like "wow!" ... hehehe

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

harvest day 2

today is about fruits . apples , grapes , plums , melons , these are the fruits in season in september-october . it really depends on many things (season , quality , imported) but back then the prices were 2 lei (aprox 0.60 euros / aprox 0.80 $) for a kg of apples or grapes .

Monday, November 24, 2008

let's eat first

you wanna eat first ?
it's all about meat ... pork ... all kinds of hams , salami , sausages ... different sizes and shapes , smoked or not .

how about some mutton ?

or maybe the traditional "mici" or "mititei" (literally means "smalls") some kind of romanian hamburgers but in the shape of a small sausage ... or some steaks or sausages ?

and you gonna need something to drink . beer , wine , must of grapes (unfermented wine) ?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

harvest day 1

first weekend in october is harvest day , a good time to visit the market for fresh fruits and veggies or just for some pictures . like me . everything in season is on display and is hard to resist ... so many colors , textures , forms , shapes , sizes , smells . decorations , street food , street drinks , smoke , sounds ... many people and everybody is more polite . why can't it be harvest day everyday ?
this is a general view , tomorrow we go into details ...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

first snow

it was like this until today .
today we had the first snow this winter . 11-22-2008 one month later than last year (10-21-2007) but still too early for me ... hehehe
so now we have 20 cm of snow in brasov . winter is here . one month till christmas ... aarghhhhh !

Friday, November 21, 2008


another example
aviva office building

Thursday, November 20, 2008

another bank

it's been a while since i posted something about the "modern" architecture of brasov . here's another example : a bank ofcourse .

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

symmetry with birds

it's ooooooooh so cold these days ...
no snow yet but it's freezing .
the birds in the old council square always will find a way to catch your eye , probably they like to have their picture taken .

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

fore / back

this is brasov with the back of the "star" department store in the foreground and the hill with the "transilvania university" complex in the background right

Monday, November 17, 2008

the long and boring road

the "new" calea bucuresti (bucharest road) from both sides . after extensive work they changed everything , road (added 2 lanes) , sidewalks , public lighting , parkings , bus stops and so on . i guess it's better now but it's boring , no more trees just asphalt and ugly apartment buildings .

True colors - Cindy Lauper
i remembered this song watching the new episode of "cold case" . love the show for bringing back beautiful songs .
after 16 months of pain I thought I’m finally over it . moved on in a way . the last 3 months were ok , empty , hollow but better . everything was somewhere deep , hidden somehow in my soul and in my mind . i knew i still have it but it wasn’t on the surface and the pain was different , easier to bear . you have to let it go and move on … everybody is telling you the same . and it works in time even if in the beginning you don’t believe it . it works only if you stay away . if you really want to forget you have to stay away . but last night i saw that just a little sign can bring back the feelings so fast you don’t even have time to prepare for the pain . it wasn’t so bad , just a moment of weakness and i was able to control it but i can’t afford it anymore . if you have to forget you have to do it all the way through .

Sunday, November 16, 2008

sit alone

when you're the only boy in the group you stand , sorry , you sit alone . mean girls ! hehehe
surprise trip to Sighisoara
long way (120 km) short stay
no time to take pictures and anyway the batteries in my camera ran out after only 5 or 6 pictures
all in all quite disappointing
but if the time is right Sighisoara could make a very nice day trip with some great picture taking opportunities(great medieval places)
maybe some other time

Saturday, November 15, 2008

a place

a small cemetery for the german soldiers (enemies) from the ww1 and ww2 .

Friday, November 14, 2008

autumn trees

everything is gone now but 2 weeks ago these were the colours .
now is really cold (below 0 C) except for a few hours when the sun still shines . and i know i'm gonna miss these days , i just hope for a short and warm winter .

Thursday, November 13, 2008

mother and daughter

shadows following
yes it was summer
(i liked the mom better) hehehe

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

to live

stop and stare
i think i'm moving but i go nowhere
stop and stare
i start to wonder why i'm here not there

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

portret with a phone

sweeping your worries away ...
is he waiting for a call ? let's say from LIFE ? hopefully with some good news ? no , can't be ... because life basicly sucks ...
wanna buy a traditional broom ?

Monday, November 10, 2008

something new

i posted this picture (the small one) some time ago . the place has been changed completely after many years of looking bad . now it's a plaza or a small park .

Sunday, November 9, 2008

feeling good ... and smelly

like a dog ...

sleeping and dreaming

on the sidewalk
this one was a big dog . and he found a good place for his s#!* ... hehehe
i don't know if it was with the owner or not but it doesn't matter cause the owners don't care anyway . people "love" their dogs ... they just have a problem to clean after them .