Monthly archives: July, 2012

Fishermen

When I saw this fishing boat on the Black Sea it reminded me of another fishing boat I encountered in my Indian travel half a year ago: two fishing boats, two fishermen encampments, worlds apart still the same trade.

fishermen
fishermen

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Anti-corruption

People in the streets are protesting against the rogue communist government, but this is not all, some others are out to protest against the general corruption (the two are related but not completely the same). So a few artists meet in front of the Peasant Museum in Bucharest with a set of self-made puppets representing the “corrupts” which all of us have to support, walked them on the street and then treated them with a beer.

corrupt
corrupt
corrupt

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Post-referendum

The referendum held by the communist coalition led by the prime-minister Victor Ponta and his fellow senator Crin Antonescu, now interim president, failed, they didn’t succeed to get the majority needed to dismiss the democratically elected president Traian Basescu so their coup d’etat failed at least partially. Now people are in the streets calling those too to do the moral thing and resign, even if this is very unlikely, to say the least.

demisia
demisia
demisia

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Saramura: making of

Saramură is a traditional Romanian dish, made most of the time from fish. You start by grilling the fish (mullet in this case)

saramura

Then put the meat in a salty sauce (brine) with garlic, hot peppers and vegetables. Served with mămăligă.

saramura

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Dolphins on the beach

Death is a fact of life, even the noblest or the most intelligent creatures die eventually. Such is life, sad but true.

dolphin

The object the kid above was looking at was a dolphin dead on the beach of 2 Mai at the Black Sea.

dolphin

And next day on the beach of Vama Veche, also at the Black Sea, there was another dolphin, this time accompanied by seagulls.

dolphin

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Cat in the hat

cuteness overload: the kitten find a hat and goes inside.

cat

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The drunk dog

It looks like the dog found a treasure buried in the sand of the 2 Mai beach, is a bottle of beer 🙂 Don’t ask who emptied it…

dog

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Dog story

The story is simple: the two dogs meet on the beach, they sniff each other and then they become friends. Simple and direct 🙂

dogs
dogs
dogs

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Referendum

The political situation in Romania turned as bad as expected, with the democratically elected president suspended by a rogue government and we are heading for a referendum this Sunday. Fortunately, the European Commission acted and made the government to respect the law (the government tried to put a government order in place of the law and eliminate the presence threshold for the referendum), so in the light of this, the most effective way to act against it, Romanians who want to preserve the democracy have as the best option to boycott the referendum, this way it will be invalidated in the case of a small voter turnover. Hopefully, the fraud won’t change the numbers from a projected 30% presence to the 50%+1 they need.
In support of the democratic action, I made a few images based on my old photos encouraging people to avoid a communist future for the country by boycotting the referendum.
Personally, I won’t vote and on top of that I will be out of the city for the next few days, I am going to the sea side (expect pictures).

referendum
referendum
referendum
referendum

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Caragiale and Bucharest

As I said before, the Caragiale festival is happening in the old city of Bucharest and is going to last all summer long, now it was an adaptation upon a series of his sketches.

caragiale festival

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Stavropoleos

I am a true citizen of Bucharest so I have a love-hate relation with my city, I may ridicule it, I may despise it, but sometime I like it and in special cases I may even love it. Here is the Stavropoleos street in a hot Sunday late-afternoon to early-evening, with the Stavropoleos Monastery on the left and Caru’ cu Bere ahead.

stavropoleos

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Hostel Miorita

Believe or not, this is emblematic for the city of Bucharest, the picture is taken on the Lipscani street in the old city, the main touristic attraction.

hostel miorita

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Traian and the shewolf

Is a national sport in Romania to ridicule this horrible statue that appeared recently on the stair of the National History Museum in Bucharest, so I had to join the ranks and do my share. A couple of lovers versus a Roman emperor and a female wolf.

statue

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Shoes versus shoes

No words, just shoes.

shoes versus
shoes versus

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BIAS 2012: the audience

Thousands of people came to see the Bucharest International Air Show and, at least in the eye of a people photographer, they offered on the ground a spectacle just as good as the one in the sky.

air show
air show
air show
air show
air show
air show

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