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The Advantages of Living in a Very Old City


One of the main advantages, the one I’ll illustrate for you: there are a lot of festivals, events, exhibition and you can imagine yourself living in more than one epoch…

These are photos I took the last 4-5 days at the Medieval Festival. Very easy to imagine oneself living in that epoch in a city like Sibiu (Hermannstdt). Downtown, everywhere you turn old houses and chrches and fortifications reminds you of the time of Draculya, Vlad the Impaler…

An ancient flame lighting system

An ancient flame lighting system

…and some very old and particular skills: hawk and owl tamming…

A Hawk landing for its reward - raw meat...

A Hawk landing for its reward – raw meat…

Landing Hawk fltrdAnd you meet old friends…

Nelu, sometimes a guitar player and an old friend

Nelu, sometimes a guitar player and an old friend

or beautiful young women… dressed in the Renaissance fashion…

Dulcinee from Basarabia

Dulcinee from Basarabia

The Beauty and the little and cute beast

The Beauty and the little and cute beast

Eventually, if you are lucky, you can catch some pretty funny characters, like this swarthy guy, trying to improve his looks wearing a helmet…

A man with rather bad teeth trying a Medieval Iron Helmet

A man with rather bad teeth trying a Medieval Iron Helmet

Or some bored medieval dressed vendors, tired at the end of the 3rd day of Festivities…

Boredom, medieval fashion and...electricity cable...

Boredom, medieval fashion and…electricity cable…

So, one did not get easily bored in Sibiu…lots of things to see and experience…You should try it (and No, the tourist board doesn’t pay me nothing; but this is my native town and I’m surely proud of it).

Being a Portrayer (II)


Day 2:

A very beautiful and blonde fraulein Annemarie, with blue-green eyes...

A very beautiful and blonde fraulein Annemarie, with blue-green eyes…

And here is the portrait:

Annemarie

And last but not least, Victor and his portrait:

Victor, a serious young man with the same green-blue eyes as annemarie...

Victor, a serious young man with the same green-blue eyes as annemarie…

victor sarac

 

Good Omens?


I certainly hope so…

The first day I had the chance to get out on the Corso (the name we, Sibiu natives,use for Main street) I’ve fall onto this 3 rather overgrown, mature Cupids, getting their arrows gently trown to women of all ages…

I will let the images speak for themselves but I had a good feeling about this. Maybe the artist in me (even it’s more the photographer for the moment) is not dead and burried under de mundane and painful happening of old age (mine and my parents)… Maybe there is still some hope…Maybe I will still have some more time to fulfill my destiny as an artist… who (apart God) knows?

cupidoni cu fille de profil

cupidonii danseaza

dans de imperechere 2

pupici pt turiste

imploratori

bye bye patetic

 

Maybe it wasn’t a big deal (just some funny street entertainers) but , boy! did it felt good to be again with a camera in the middle of an event… I’ve missed that. A lot.

Coming back, to my native birth place, Sibiu, Transylvania, to take care of my old father is also a chance to begin again drawing and painting. And I’m telling you, I’ve brought almost all my colors and watercolor paper, enough to last me for a long time… And omens are good, it seems…