Today is the International Day of the Romanian Blouse, and it is also the first day of an exhibition of a part of Ligia's collection of traditional, authentic Romanian costumes (blouses, skirts and more). About twenty costumes are currently on display at the Museum of Natural Gas in Medias and can be seen there during … Continue reading An exhibition of Ligia’s traditional Romanian costumes
Spring has arrived and that means it's time for my annual gallery of photographs from our garden. This is the sixth edition mind you, so it has become somewhat of a tradition for me. I hope you have a cup of tea or coffee ready -- if you don't, go get one -- because there … Continue reading Springtime in our garden
This is a gallery of photographs taken in and around Medias in the summer of 2009 (68 photos in total). As I look back on these photos, it's interesting to see how the town has changed and stayed the same during this time. It's definitely changed since 2006, when I took these other photos. Enjoy! … Continue reading Around the town in 2009
This past Sunday morning, I woke up to a beautiful snowfall and luckily for me, about 10 minutes before the blue hour (which actually lasts less than an hour). I tiptoed down the stairs so I wouldn't wake up my wife and child, put some clothes and shoes on, and because it was snowing heavily, … Continue reading Blue hour and snowfall!
To celebrate the acquisition of a new camera (well, the acquisition is new, the camera isn't), I took a pre-dawn walk through town. It was cold and somewhat rainy. Water got on my lens a couple of times and I'd forgotten to bring a lens cloth, so you'll see some weird light artifacts on some … Continue reading A walk through town before daybreak
When you visit Romania, you might be surprised to learn that there's more than one kind of police (or you might not be, depending on where you come from). As I understand it, in the US you'll find local police and state troopers. Among the local US police forces you'll find all kinds of teams … Continue reading The jostle for authority among the Romanian police forces
Have you ever wondered what one of the first cars made in Romania looks like? It was first made in 1968 and it was called the Dacia 1100. It was a faithful copy of the Renault 8 and it was, in my opinion, a beautiful car. Perhaps it was under-powered, but given its chassis, suspension … Continue reading A quick intro to the Dacia 1100