miercuri, 31 martie 2010


All the foreigners who visit Romania’s capital are struck by two things in particular: the hellish traffic and the multitude of stray dogs. Bucharest has more than two million inhabitants, and the number of stray dogs has been estimated at around 300,000. On average, one hundred cases of people with dog bites are reported daily. It is said that the capital’s stray dog problem dates from the communist period, when Ceausescu demolished whole districts of old houses. Back then there was at least one dog for every back yard. The people were forced to move into tenement blocks, and the dogs were abandoned to multiply unchecked. Individually, they seem harmless enough and evoke sympathy more than anything else. But when they form packs, they provoke terror. The law does not allow them to be put down. After being neutered and held in shelters for ten days, in the hope of adoption, the hapless stray dogs are sent back onto the streets, where they must survive as best they can.

The Eastern Station

Orchidées St.

Lipscani St.

Victory Plaza

Future St.

Silver Knife St.

Filaret Bus Station

Bassarab Station

River St.

Tributary St.

King Ferdinand Boulevard

Pet shop on Saddlers St.: new master, fresh hope

vineri, 12 martie 2010

Kumbha Mela

Toamna trecuta am fost invitat la Kumbha Mela de catre prietenii mei indieni.
Intentii am avut, dar mai greu de pus in practica. Asa ca am ramas acasa gandindu-ma ca, poate, data viitoare voi fi acolo. Nici Radu nu era prea increzator in aceasta deplasare acum doua luni.
Dar in urma cu zece zile s-a hotarit sa mearga. Acuma este acolo. La plecare mi-a trimis un mail dragut de pe aeroportul new-york-ez. Fotografiatul la procesiune este interzis, iar o acreditare e practic imposibil de obtinut. Eu ii doresc bafta si sa se intoarca cu bine.
Mie nu-mi ramane decat sa astept anotimpul florilor pentru a ma desfasura la manifestarile de pe continentul meu.

Subject: Photography Prohibited at India's 2010 Kumbh Mela

sâmbătă, 6 martie 2010

Vreme rea

vineri, 5 martie 2010

Santiago de Chile-5

joi, 4 martie 2010

Santiago de Chile-4

miercuri, 3 martie 2010

Santiago de Chile-3

marți, 2 martie 2010

Santiago de Chile-2

luni, 1 martie 2010

Santiago de Chile-1