Monthly Archives: January 2011

Public Payphones

300510_Bucharest Random0028, originally uploaded by Damian_B.

Telephone, originally uploaded by Roddy Murray.

I guess a good photo can make anything worth looking at.



Papanaşi, originally uploaded by alberto_d.

Don’t lick your computer monitor. Doughnuts with sweet cheese, sourcream and jam (papanaşi cu brânză dulce, smântână și dulceață).

Colorful life of Maramureş

People of Maramureş 1, originally uploaded by Pappe.

“Bucharestless” trailer

And now for something different!

“Trailer for a city-vérité conceptual movie shot in Bucharest, Romania.”

Via Romania Business Insider.

’round and ’round we go…forever

Colentina/Doamna Ghica intersection

Bucharest's Colentina/Doamna Ghica intersection, photographer unknown

Was planning to post a Flickr photo, but instead I am sharing this photo posted by Bucharest Life. Click through to his blog post about it.

Fortune Teller man


300510_Bucharest Random0008, originally uploaded by Damian_B.

Don’t worry, I hadn’t forgotten to include photos of the people in Romania.

So…who is this man? Do you know anything about him? Is that some sort of music-making device he’s holding? And is this photo of the same man?

rock formations

One of the several rock formations in the Bucegi Mountains (Munţii Bucegi). The English wikipedia page is very sparse, but the Romanian wiki page has a lot to say about them.

let’s play in the mud volcanoes

Back to life, originally uploaded by Camelia Arsene.

Two more worthwhile photos.

The Berca Mud Volcanoes (vulcanii noroioși) are a geological and botanical reservation in Buzău County where gases erupt through 3000 meters (10,000 ft) of underground clay and salt water. Read more.

zoom zoom zoom! on the Transfăgărăşan

Trans Fagarasan, originally uploaded by D.LOS.

An oft-photographed piece of Romania, it would seem, the Transfăgărăşan road (“over the Făgăraş Mountains”)
came into some fame in 2009 on Top Gear, the car-centric British tv show. (You can do a Google search to watch a video or clips of that episode.) Here’s another good photo of it.

  • 90 km (60 mi) of twists and turns
  • climbs to 2,034 metres (6673 ft) altitude
  • average speed is around 40 km/h (25 mph)
  • cost: 6 million kilograms (13 million lbs) of dynamite and the lives of 40 soldiers due to construction accidents

According to the internet: “Transfagarasan road is (officially) open from July 1st to Nov 1st. It is closed during the night.”

Personally, I would feel safer in that cable car (telecabină). Plus, it looks like fun.

Histria, Romania’s Greek ruins


Histria#001, originally uploaded by Fisherman’sWoman.

I was too excited by this find to wait to post till tomorrow. Here are some links if you want to learn more: ancient Greek polis on the Black Sea @ wikipedia and the Histria archeological site.

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