Wednesday, January 30, 2008

warmth

Ready, steady... In expectation of spring, even the light is sweeter and warmer. The yellow gets yellower, the browns get browner.

Monday, January 28, 2008

in the middle of the field

How long can I stay away from the camera? It takes only one trip, get the smell of the springish expectation in my nostrils, catch some light in my eye, and here we go again. We got into the car and drove around, visited some family, took some pictures. Spring is waiting anxious behind the corner, winter packed almost everything to go on holiday till next December. The fields are awaiting the green. Nevertheless, this morning we got snow on the balcony.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

take a break

Dear visitors, due to busy times in the company and also lack of inspiration, I decided to take a break from posting. I'll still be visiting your sites. See you soon!
PS: add to this the fact that my brand new zoom lens is broken and awaiting repair in Austria. Allegedly I'll have it back in February.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

spring?

So sunny, so warm. Is the winter over? Oh, well...
(Piata Romana - Roman Square, Bucharest)

Monday, January 21, 2008

a view on Victory's Square (Piata Victoriei)

Have a great week everybody!
This is how Piata Victoriei - one of the main business points of Bucharest - looks on a cold day. Don't be fooled - just one care going under the passage means just that I was there in one of the really seldom moments of quiet...

Sunday, January 20, 2008

the mess

So, among screaming, laughing, cleaning, as a devoted blogger, I also took some pictures of the yesterday mud invasion. Please note that Peter was actually arguing with us!
Have a wonderful Sunday!
PS: cleaning took 2 hours. Walls & windows included.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

needles

Bucharest is not the most beautiful city. But even in ugliness, nature provided beauty...








Enjoy your Saturday!
PS: woke up in a mess: our cat destroyed a flower pot (a plant that lives in mud). Mud on the carpet, mud on the walls. The cat was muddy to the tail, but happy. We were muddy to the tail too, but totally angry. We washed it with some coffee. The anger, not the cat :).

Friday, January 18, 2008

moody

In my series of "reality check", see a foggy and frozen morning in Bucharest.
Happy Friday everyone!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

award

Yesterday Leena really made my day and awarded me with thisThe thing is that I have to award this to ten other people, and I really cannot make up my mind... So, first of all, I sent it back to Leena, since her wonderful photos bright my day every day, and to all the others whose links are posted on the right side of my blog (less to my other two websites of course :)) ). So, my dear visitors, make sure you pick up your award. You really deserve it!

reality check no.2

Again some snapshots from Bucharest. Enjoy the snow!

Monday, January 14, 2008

reality check

A Bucharest series, with pictures from the weekend. True Bucharest neighbourhood (cartier), in real winter. I am somehow pleased with all this snow, because this is the winter as we know/love it. Last year it was so dry and warm, a pest!
Have a great week!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

winter road & hidden houses

Hello on Sunday morning - better coffee this time, maybe my cooking skills get better after the Kaiserschmarrn last night :).

I know you liked the summer pictures from yesterday, nevertheless we are back in winter, same place, but with some white roads & hidden houses...

Saturday, January 12, 2008

as seen in summer

Good morning! For whatever reason I brewed myself a horrible coffee this morning. Outside of the window everything is frozen (for few days I am in Bucharest, you'll see soon some photos). But inspite of the cold, fog and bleak outside, I thought I can go back to my archive to show you the place from yesterday in summer (back in June 2006, and in more colours). Hope you like it! Have a great Saturday!

Friday, January 11, 2008

white and green

Splendid Romanian images, on the road to Slanic Prahova - the Green Hill. Happy Friday everybody!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Kaiserschmarrn

One of the best things to eat in Austria: Kaiserschmarrn (click for the recipe). Next to a Melange, is a wonder! This is an archive picture, taken in Cafe Residenz @ Schoenbrunn Palace. Dedicated to my friend Andreea whose guide to Vienna I was last spring.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

frozen wonder

Water can take the most amazing shapes. And the winter is a perfect artist. Happy Wednesday everyone!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

fav shop

My favourite shop in Vienna: the Manner shop. You can also see it HERE, behind the nice horses :).

Monday, January 07, 2008

futuristic lights

Good week to everybody! And Merry Christmas to all of you celebrating - as well as I do, the second time thou :), Orthodox Christmas (according to the old calendar). Srecan Bozic!
Let's start the week with something I really like in Vienna: lights of the buildings at night. Nevertheless, I have troubles remembering what's the name of the building to which this elevator belongs :))...

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Deutschland in 24 h

A rush trip to Leipzig, Germany, for business. These are the only photos. But the trip was nice. I was a little bit scared by the speed on the German highways...
I have no clue what I did with the last picture :) - I supose I left the camera on, and it fired by itself...
Happy Sunday everyone! Here it snows again, like in a fairy tale!
A gasoline station.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

I've been tagged!

First of all, I've been tagged by friend MedaM in Sarajevo. Let's see what's this about:
RULES*Start Copy Here* When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions we seem to fall into four categories: 1) quite serious about them, 2) be flippant about them, 3) do it because we feel pressured to, or 4) do not do them. So, the purpose of this little game is to let us know which category you are in. Copy from “*Start Copy Here*” through “*End Copy Here*” and post it. Before "*End Copy Here*" tell us who you are, your site(s) (with link) and your New Year’s Resolution, or not. Then tag as many others as you like, from one to your entire blogroll, your choice. If you like, create an intro paragraph to your post that also acknowledges who tagged you.

WHAT ARE MY NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS? I never make New Year Resolutions. I just hope I'll be a little bit of a better person this year...

For this game I would like to tag Mr. Ro_Pumpkin. So, what are your New Year resolutions?
And also look at the pictures to see what the Austrians do/buy to have a good year: a pig, a lady bug, a mushroom, a chimney sweeper, or some shamrock...
May you all enjoy the year!

Friday, January 04, 2008

dancing

after witnessing the fire crackers and the sound of the Pummerin at the Stephansdom we danced till 2 Am with the entertainers of Radio Arabella - just lots of fun! Can you guess what were they singing?

Thursday, January 03, 2008

a great party on the streets

take a look at the decorations in Vienna, then at the crowd celebrating the New Year. the fireworks you have already seen - you should know that they start really early, maybe earlier as 9 PM, and last till past midnight...
we really enjoy partying on the streets of Vienna, together with thousands of other people.
what I don't like is the crackers going boom in my ears - I get scared. hubby has no related issues though :).
below you can see the crackers-zone next to Stephansdom/Haashaus. just stay back and enjoy the boom. oh, and watch your camera!
Happy New Year! let the champaingne flow! or the prosecco...
at 2 AM nevertheless the party is over, the lights are off, and the cleaning services will come in force, so one hour later Vienna is clean as a water lily.
and what do you guess, it started snowing like in a fairy tale right when the party stopped...