Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Mini Vacation

I'll be back in a week. =)

Ciao

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Câtre Stînga

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Umbra Lui Fyurien




















Not a tripod to be found. =)

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Piaţa Mare














I hope to be able to write a bit more about this photo, but at the very least I can let you know that this is the main square in the heart of Sibiu. While it may not be entirely obvious, the architecture and over all feel of this square and the town as a whole is very German.

Anyone care to elaborate why? =)

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Strada Principala

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Sibiu














This was the view of Sibiu downtown from my hotel room.

Sibiu is one of the bigger cities in Romania outside of Bucharest, but despite that its still quite small. Thats good because it makes it a very walkable city. If you do have an opportunity to stop in Romania and have the time, I really recommend visiting Sibiu. It is truly a jewel and an absolutely pretty city to visit. Without going into too much history, it has a very German past and is highly influenced by German culture. You can see it in the architecture and the general atmosphere of the people.

I wish I could write a bit more, but for now I leave you with this photo.

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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Reflectie














Riding in a train alone is a really interesting experience. Its not that I didnt have anyone there to talk to, there really wasnt anyone else on the train. At the very least there wasnt anyone in my section. There were no distractions, nothing to take my eyes off of the landscape. What a beautiful landscape it is.

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Catre Alb si Negru














I'm sorry I'm not leaving any comments. I could write a chapter about each photo, but time just doesnt seem to be on my side. =(

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Sub Cer Albastru














On the train to Sibiu.

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Monday, July 16, 2007

Priveste Romania














Simply beautiful.

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Inconsistant

Sorry for the inconsistent posting. I'm trying to do too many things at once, and as usual forget to do some things.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Baieţel




















This little guy had waaaayyy too much energy. He must have been so excited about riding in a train that he couldn't even manage to sit down for a minute. After a while the conductor invited him to sit up front with him at the helm. Very cool!

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60 Hours

The only way I can describe working sixty hours a week is..."Sucks!"

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Foc

Monday, July 9, 2007

Buna Dimineata




















As I was settling in for my four hour train ride, I took my camera out, aimed it towards the back of the train and took this shot. I really like this photo.

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Sunday, July 8, 2007

Pe Tren














My trip throughout the country started with a very cool surprise. I was given an absolutely awesome gift by my very generous FRIENDS. What you see here is the first class section on a very modern train. This particular train took me from Bucharest to Sibiu. It was very cool! =)

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Saturday, July 7, 2007

Leaving Bucharest

I had been in Bucharest for roughly one week. My stay there was great and because of that I hope to come back and visit later this year. However, while in Romania I had planned on traveling across country for several days.

So, my first stop was to be in Sibiu, the European cultural capital of well... Europe. So the next morning after "Paşte" I got up and got ready for the day's train ride. As usual my grandma woke up with me, had coffee ready and we sat and talked for a bit. There really wasn't much time to spare as my train was heading out quite early that morning. So as I got ready, my grandfather called for a taxi. After a few minutes, the taxi came, we got in and drove off.

I should say that this was really the first time I saw Bucharest at night. What an absolute beautiful city it is. The lights, the boulevards and all the different stores and buildings. It was so peaceful and serene. I was so taken aback by how amazing the city seemed at night that I forgot to take a photo. =(

We finally managed to get to the train station and after a bit of waiting I boarded and was on my way to Sibiu.

What follows are some photos I took from my trip across Romania.

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Cozonac - Mmmmmm!! =)














A perfect morning. Everyone has a perfect morning.

For me it was Saturday morning in southern California. I would wake up rather early and while everyone was still asleep go and make coffee. Once the coffee was finished I would sit in front of my computer reading up on the latest news. Or catching up on all the new tech thats come out in the past week. =)

For me, this was the perfect morning. Quiet and relaxing. So as you can imagine, it would be pretty hard for that rather great way to start a day to be replaced by a new more perfect morning. Well it has. My new perfect morning is waking up in Bucharest at around 6am. My grandma would already be up and as she had done for me the days before, have coffee ready. This time however she also had cozonac prepared and waiting. So my new perfect morning is sitting with my grandma talking over a coffee and eating cozonac. How cool is that? =)

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Friday, July 6, 2007

Spart




















Ciment spart.

It seems as though there is always some sort of construction going on in Bucharest. Every neighborhood seem to have an overbearing crane that seem to just sit there. So for all the construction that seems to be going on, I never actually saw any actual construction.

The other odd part is that it seems like they are just working to catch up. As though Bucharest was forgotten and left to degrade and only now they are starting to work on it again. Nothing wrong with that, but it does take away from its beauty when all you really seem to see is construction. Hopefully for the better.

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Thursday, July 5, 2007

Prin Bucuresti

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Monday, July 2, 2007

Verde














At "Parcu Tineretului".

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Doar Umbra Lui Fyurien




















This shadow followed me everywhere. =)

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