Sunday, May 30, 2010

careful: old newspapers

Monochrome weekend again... from the Viennese Genuss festival (the man is slicing prosciutto :) ).
To see the other photos in my "old newspapers" series, please click on the label under this post.

Saturday, May 29, 2010


My friend Lady Io (who writes in Romanian HERE and HERE and HERE) recently came back from a trip to Istanbul - one of her favourite cities. Seeing her photos, there is no wonder that she likes to return there every once in a while...
This photo is one of many she brought back this time. I liked the presence of the artist, both in person, but also from the self portrait. Beautifully captured, Lady Io!

Friday, May 28, 2010

field trip

If you look to the left, you are on the Moon. If you look to the right, you are in a green and luscious paradise of trees and grass.

Mud Volcanoes, Buzau county, Romania
More Sky Watch photos HERE.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

ol' little lady

Cars are like humans, aren't they? Some grow old with grace...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bucharest with friends

Bucharest was animated with tourists two weekends ago. A rather unusual thing for the Romanian capital city. I guess the good ol' rockers from AC/DC did a huge favour not only to their fans, but also to the city, by coming here.
The photo is taken at Unirii Square, downtown Bucharest, at the famous fountains bulervard build by Ceausescu.

Monday, May 24, 2010

coffee, anyone?

We all kind of gave up hoping that the old commercial area of Lipscani (in Bucharest, Romania) can come to live again at full steam, as it used to, once-upon-the-time.
The sight of the old buildings left to decay was able to drown into depression even the most optimist of the people. But now, what a surprise! The old Lipscani is getting a new vibe and a new and cool face: elegant and trendy coffee houses at each corner, new pavement and, as an overall, lots of rebuilding takes place... Hurray! Now we have some cool places for coffee-with-the-girls also in Bucharest!The photos were taken on an early warm Sunday morning.


Pfingstrosen - peonies.
More flowers HERE.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

brave new worlds

Emerging planets? Orbits collapsing into one another, in fierce attraction? What laws of Universe are governing here? All of them at the same time, or rather none?
Are these some small and brave new worlds, that see the light?
A Mud Volcanoes (Romania) photo for My World Tuesday.

Friday, May 14, 2010

to pesto or not to pesto

... this is no question, it seems, since they pesto everything, from basil to pumpkin seeds and apple with wild garlic. A real treat, I tell you!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

happy 4th birthday, Uproad!

I completely forgot! On the 10th of May this blog turned 4! Happy birthday, blog :)!

And for Watery Wednesday... no, it's not a picture from the jungle, it's from Stadtpark, in Vienna. Although the feeling of a jungle I get from the countless pages of my management course. 120 and counting. For Saturday's exam. Did anybody mention jungle?!

hello, honey...

If you want to see some amazing honeybee shots, go visit Abraham's gallery HERE.

Monday, May 10, 2010

a whole year's work

... to be eaten in seconds.
Vienna, the 3rd Genuss Festival. Pure delight!

Sunday, May 09, 2010

the return of the Enzies

... in front of the indulging eyes of Andy Warhol.
The Genuss Festival from yesterday gave me the opportunity to visit MQ, too. Believe it or not, now that I live most of the time here, there is no free day to go and linger there, in the sun. Oh, there was no sun either :)), but this is just a minor aspect...

The Enzies must have been out by now, I thought, and indeed they were. I never check it on the internet before they take it out, because I like to be surprised ;). Candy Shop Pink they call this year's colour, but I see it more like raspberry. No matter what the name is, I still believe it is the nicest until now.
Outside my window there is again a rain cloud. Oh, well... I guess we have to wait a little bit longer till we can go and be lazy in the sun a whole day long...

Happy Sunday!

ps: for the ones in Vienna, the Festival is still ongoing today. In Stadtpark. Go go go :)!

Saturday, May 08, 2010

brief delight

Indeed, these wonderful chestnut tree flowers are parked here only for a limited time...

Friday, May 07, 2010

poor neglected blog

Indeed, my poor poor neglected blog! With so much going on around now, I have my hands full and my head even fuller of American and Canadian literature, of management & marketing (yes, I know, I'm crazy), I also try to work in order to earn some money, too, not only to spend (one thing that I cannot live without: new clothes. Anyone around feeling the same?).
My camera is not exactly full of dust, but is only going around the garden. Oh, well, then, I'll post something from the garden. At least the piece of blue sky beneath this beauty will compensate for the gray skies and the rain we are having right now...

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