Category Archives: Places
March 19, 2017Posted by on
“Romania may not be the easiest place to travel, but for adventurous souls, it’s exceptionally rewarding.
If you go, start in Romania’s capital, Bucharest. With about 2 million people, it’s a muscular and gritty tangle of buildings. It can be hard to like at first glance, but with a thoughtful look, it reveals its charms. Between the dreary apartment blocks hides an impressive architectural heritage.”
More from the Seattle Times: http://www.seattletimes.com/life/travel/bucharest-romania-little-paris-of-the-east/
October 20, 2016Posted by on
“As one wanders beyond the Carpathians as travelling from the South, he enters a different world, including from an architectural perspective. Old houses, with red tile roofs, high and imposing front gates, big framed windows on the street facing wall which are the eyes and the ears of the household spreading behind the gate, often embellished by beautiful ornaments and motifs, are part of the Transylvanian cultural identity. If we have recently spoken about Saxon painted furniture, here is a close curios look at some Saxon style houses, old buildings but full of charm.”
June 29, 2016Posted by on
Yes, that Transylvania.
More details here: http://www.transylvaniabeyond.com/
July 28, 2015Posted by on
“Imagine a city that tells a story without saying a word, a city that lets its structures narrate a history fraught with ambition, upheaval, violent oppression, and reclamation.
Imagine a city standing ponderously on a somewhat dusty crossroad of the past, the present, and the near future.
Do so, and you will be imagining Bucharest.”
March 15, 2015Posted by on
”I’m a photographer from Romania, who usually takes pictures of dance scenes at the theater in Bucharest.
Three years ago, I decided to move dancers to the urban space and created the ‘Dancing Bucharest’ project. The city is alive and spontaneous. It’s a source of pleasure and inspiration, unlike a simple studio. I felt that images had their own personality and soul.”
March 11, 2015Posted by on
“1. Gawk Until You Drop at the Palace of Parliament.
2. Glimpse a Piece of Old ‘Paris’
6. Indulge in 21st-Century Art
9. Drink and Dance Through the Old City
The rest till 10, with comments, from National Geographic:
March 7, 2015Posted by on
“I like to use the rich morning and evening light for a dramatic effect. Waking up at 5 AM, searching for a view-point, waiting for the perfect light and finding an outstanding element in the landscape around me – that’s my perfect recipe for transposing my feelings and my mood into a simple photo.”
Maramureș county early mornings, with Alex Robciuc, here: http://www.boredpanda.com/amazing-transylvanian-landscapes/
February 15, 2015Posted by on
“Cărtureşti Carusel, also called “The Carousel of Light”, is a monumental XIX century edifice that was transformed into a wonderful architectural jewel. It is located at the very heart of Bucharest, on a long vibrant street, in an area with coffee shops and pubs. Surrounded by the bohemian, traditional and luxury clothing stores, this bookstore will surely blend in with its innovative and elegant style.”
August 23, 2014Posted by on
“I wandered through cobblestone streets, dazzled by the colourful medieval and renaissance architecture, the citadels on the hillsides looking down, picture-perfectly framed by the forested mountain standing tall behind.
It could have been Germany’s Rhineland or Bavaria – but I was in Romania and this was Transylvania.
Nestled amongst the peaks and plains of the Carpathian Mountains, Transylvania was once on the wild edges of Europe.”
July 20, 2014Posted by on
Everyone living in Bucharest for a while knows its frustrations, absurdities, nerve-wecking intensity, and after a while takes them for granted. As with the nice sides of a town about which you can say anything but that it lacks character.
Foreigners about Bucharest. An independent project – very nicely done: