Monthly archives: September, 2011

Photowalk in Bucharest for Wikipedia

Part of the Wiki Loves Monuments campaign, we had this week-end an event called “Wiki Takes Bucharest” (it also happened in many other European cities), gathering together 7 contributors walking for a couple of hours trough the city and taking pictures of historical monuments for Wikipedia. I made a more in-depth account of it on my blog. It was fun and, I hope, productive:

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Bad blood? Flamenco!

For the last week-end of the Bucharest Days for 2011, on the stage on Lipscani street they had a Spanish group, named Malasangre5 (is this the 5 bad bloods? they were only 4…) singing and dancing flamenco, and they were not bad at all:

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Cheerleading for the schools parade

Sunday in Bucharest we had the schools parade (primary and high schools), which gathered on the streets of Bucharest some tens of thousands of young people (I heard an estimate of 20000, but think it was conservative, from the middle of it, they seemed many more). The demonstration was opened by a group of cheerleaders, of which I am going to post some pictures:

Enough cheerleaders? Let’s finish with a “normal” picture:

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TGIF/Trollolol

Sorry people, today is Friday and I feel like trolling a bit. Problem?

trollolol
trollolol

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Enescu Festival, 2011

Yesterday I managed at last to attend the Enescu Festival, which happend in the very center of Bucharest, and listen to some high quality classical music performed by talented musicians, in an open-air concert (Piata Revolutiei, in front of Ateneul Roman), it was some well spent time:

festivalul enescu
festivalul enescu
festivalul enescu

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Revolution?

’nuff said. From the walls around Piata Universitatii in Bucharesti.

revolution

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Sudo make me a tea

So it goes like this: Ohayo gozaimasu!

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So it goes like this: sudo make me a tea

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So it goes like this: Arigato gozaimasu!

tea

Pics from the Japanese tea ceremony (chadō) from the “Tea&Coffee Festival” in Bucharest.

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Expecting

Vlad Andrei is going to join the world any time soon (probably in a couple of weeks), so preparing for that, me and his parents went for some photos in the park in a nice afternoon a couple of weeks ago:

expecting
I wish all the best to all of them, both the parents and their kid!

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Living statues

A representation on the Herastrau Park with Teatrul Masca: living statues, a few stories about the ancient Roman Empire:

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Geishas on stilts – only in Bucharest!

This was an unexpected attraction for Bucharest Days: a couple of geishas walking around on stilts and entertaining the audience. Yeah, their list of words, expressions and jokes was limited, but they were quite enthusiastic.

geisha on stills
geisha on stills
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A trip with some friends in the Old City, a visit to an antique store, Iulia wanting to play, a lot of GIMP due to shooting in low light and here is this vintage session:

vintage
vintage vintage
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Bucharest Days 2011

Sometime in September is the celebration of Bucharest Days, so this year for almost a full month (26 August – 18 September) there are supposed to happen various things in the Old City, as this is how the event is called this year, “Old City Days”. Being there for Wikipedia photo hunting I noticed the fair and the concert scene, so when done I returned for a bit of festival.

zilele bucurestiului
zilele bucurestiului
The band playing was one I had never heard before, Alimentation Générale, but they had a lot of atitude and poses, making the audience feel good:
zilele bucurestiului
zilele bucurestiului
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Starting to put pics to WLMRO

It was kind of frustrating to promote the Wiki Loves Monuments, make video tutorials, organize photo walks, but not upload any photo (I can’t and I won’t enter the contest, since I am organizer and judge). Until the solution stroke: there can be a photo category for organizers, which is counted for the total and seeding data, but not entering in the contest. Relief! A first batch is up, more are to come 🙂

wiki loves monuments
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Haramichi III

One month it was skipped due to rain, the other I was was away for FLOSSCamp, in September I couldn’t miss Haramichi for the world 🙂 And here are a few pics:

haramichi
haramichi
haramichi
haramichi
From the photos above I can almost hear my readers “Wow! a darker Haramchi!”, no my friends, that was only a photographic angle, it was the same happy, joyful event as in the previous editions.
haramichi
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Natural born survivor?

Saturday, being out in the city for the Wikipedia photography contest I saw in the Old City some manifestation for the Bucharest’s Days (it time allows, will follow with more posts on the topic) when I saw this funny T-shirt… I guess I am a natural born survivor, since I am what I like to call a “real bucureștean” (I say that especially when I saw people fromt he North-West of the country looking down to us with arrogance):

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