Romania, with Love...

The following pictures were taken in my natal Romania, in August 2001.
I used a Nikon F60 camera with Fuji, Kodak and Konica films and a Plustek OpticPro scaner.

Bucharest, Romania's Capital

Intercontinental Hotel
University Bucharest The National Theatre
In the memory of Martyrs of the Revolution in December 1989
The House of the Free Press in Herastrau Park
Herastrau Park Herastrau Park

The Village Museum (1) The Village Museum (2)
The Village Museum (3) The Village Museum (4)
The Village Museum (5) The Village Museum (6)
Wooden church from Sighetu Marmatiei, the Village Museum
Folkloric instruments (the Panpipe = naiul)

Romanian Astronomical Institute's brand new Planetarium!
The Eminescu source in Cismigiu Park. Eminescu, the greatest romanian poet
The Romanian Atheneum, a great culture scene
A Bucharest neighborhood image (imagine "de cartier")

Craiova, my Home Town

Prefecture of Dolj county building in Craiova
University of Craiova, 55 years old

The Romanescu Park (1) The Romanescu Park (2)
The Romanescu Park (3) The Romanescu Park (4)
Bears at the Park Zoo! The park The suspended bridge

Bucegi Mountains...

Cascada Urlatoarea (the Roaring Falls)
Jepii Mari trail, from Busteni to Piatra Arsa
Jepii Mari (the big Jepi)
View from Jepii Mari
Small climbers on the big Jepi

The Babele plateau (2100m alt)
Babele (the old women), rocks moulded by the wind
Other baba Others babe
The Sphynx, also sculptured by the wind, human looking

Distant view of Tatarului forks and Bolboci lake
Pestera (the cave) hotel (1600m alt)
View from Batrana mountain

Valea Horoabei (Horoabei Valley)
Valea Horoabei Valea Horoabei
A 6B (alpine) route! Valea Horoabei
Valea Horoabei Valea Horoabei
No Comments! Valea Horoabei

From Babele to Piatra Arsa
Jnepeni, a rare preserved conifer
Piatra Arsa Challet (the burned rock)
Quiet afternoon on the Bucegi Plateau
View from Piatra Arsa

You are not alone here!
Sheep breeding, ancient Romanian way of living
A sheepfold and a cow
A flower and a butterfly

On the way to the Cross
Costila peak from a different angle
The Cross (Crucea), a 70 yrs old memorial at 2100m!
Coltii Morarului (The Miller's Crags)
Bucsoiu Peak and Edge
The trail to Omu The trail to Omu
Omu (the Man) peak and the challet (2500m alt)
In the clouds!

Piciorul Pietrei Arse (the foot of the burned rock)
On the way to Sinaia and cota 1400m (right)
High above cota 1400m ...
An extremely brave sportsman (zoom)

Let's take a look at the valley!
The famous Sinaia spa and its Peles Castle (zoom)
Poiana Tapului (the He-goat's Glade)
Busteni spa (the Log)
And the way back...
And back...

Black Sea memories...

Fetesti bridge over the Danube
Cernavoda bridge, the famous accomplishment of Engineer A.Salygni
The nuclear powerplant at Cernavoda, a Romanian-Canadian project
Black Sea, I'm coming back to you!

Eforie Nord, mon amour...
Eforie Nord, the beach
On the shore of the old Black Sea
Weekend fishermen To the sea!!
A night view of the cliff
The Moon above the sea...
Sunrise over Black Sea shore...

Costinesti, where sadness is forbidden
Students, youth, nudes, love...
Evangelia, the famous Greek shipwreck
Yoga meditation by the sea
The Forum hotel
Costinesti, a feeling...

Personal Photos

My friends, Cristi and Mihaela Moanta in Craiova
With Cristi and Mihaela
10 years from graduating Math at Univ of Craiova... or
(Marius, Cristina, me, Cristi, Genoveva, Raluca)

The big reunited Vaduvescu family!
And its youngest and naughtiest member!
Taranii (Cici, Albert and Elena Vladoianu)

Maria Niculae, a great artist, painter and embroder
With old friends, Calin Niculae and Danut Ionescu
Danut Ionescu, a famous amateur astronomer
Zoli, Adi, Bruno and Dan from Bucharest Astroclub
Dr. Harald Alexandrescu and Zoli Deak at the Bucharest Astroclub
Dr. Mirel Birlan, now at Observatoire de Meudon, France

Perseids 2001 observers at Piatra Arsa
An observing night at Piatra Arsa
SARM meeting , 11 Aug 2001 (two years from the eclipse)
The donkeys (plus Stefan Calin)

Participants at Perseids 2001, Piatra Arsa
Stefan, Raul, Ema, Eliza, Ionut and Emil
Valentin Grigore, SARM's founder and a great rare friend!
Group foto Perseids 2001 Camp at Piatra Arsa
Perseids 2001, a new Frame of the Sky...

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