Sunday, 6 February 2011

Funeral of the Metropolitan Bartolomeu Anania

Last week the Metropolitan Bartolomeu Anania died at the age of 89. Loved by many people he was an important figure of Orthodoxy, being in the same time an important man of culture and patriot. His funeral was a national event bringing together more than 7000 people and important religious, culture and political personalities. These two pictures are taken from in the Othodox cathedral in Cluj-Napoca, during the evening prayer when hundreds of people came and assisted at the religious ceremony.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

The National Day- 1st of December

I went in the morning to the center of Cluj-Napoca, to celebrate the National Day with my countrymen. But nothing really special, a short religious ceremony in the Orthodox Cathedral, wreaths, local political figures, soldiers, fanfare, silent people, quite children, but interested in the soldiers weapons and rain. Happy birthday Romania.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Cazanul de tuica

I took these pictures at a brandy distillery (cazan de tuica) in a small Transylanian village (Sacalu de padure), in Mures district, few km from my grandma's place. Even though the European Union standards are not totally respected, tuica is clean and strong, sometimes even more than 60 degrees.

New Moon

Saturday night around the moon was a strange circle. Without a tripod and with a 2 second shutter speed the picture came out not very clean, but the phenomenon is interesting.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

A Saturday in Central Park (Cluj-Napoca)

Saturday I was a bit melancholic. I was listening "Nothing else matters", reflecting and watching how the sun goes down. It was that kind of autumn day when you don't want to be in the house. It was quite warm for a November day, so I made two sandwiches, I took my camera and I left the house, going to Central Park, to admire the "nature" and see what people were doing. Bellow are some pictures, quite many actually, but even though there are not master pieces, I really like them, because you can see the diversity of people, each of them with his/her stories and thoughts.
I love deversity and is great how a park can be the place where everyone can find a path.

Saturday, 18 September 2010


This week, Tuesday, a friend of mine invited me to Carturesti for a session of African stories. The storyteller was Guy from Ivory Coast, who came to Cluj-Napoca few months ago and he made a nice atmosphere, especially with his "drum" (I don't know the name) which attracted many hands. Search for him, because he is an interesting story and is learning Romanian quite fast.

Steps on leafs