Monday, October 31, 2005

Just one step above cloud no. 7 9

a slice of heaven, and a slice of earth

panorama Busteni & Mts. Baiului, over Prahova Valley

forest path.. what lurks in the shadow?? .. it was only a chubby chamois (picture unavailable due to poor quality... the emotion of the encounter and the unspeakable fatigue caused a new and interesting blur effect.. :( )

Feels like touching the sky

Busteni zoom-out

Busteni zoom-in

Not "zee" Cross on Caraiman peak, but a cross for different kind of heroes. Who knows now if they died from lack of practical trekking knowledge or maybe from too much love for the mountain? This one is just the beginning. Looking down, past it, in the abyss, it's like looking into a limbo...

Anyway.. changing the topic a little bit, you really can't have a nice quiet place to feel good and not get angry with anything. While sipping a cup of hot chocolate and resting our eyes and souls on this view, we had the unwanted pleasure of witnessing a circus number.
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Now.. may I wish.. no! .. may I assume that, if the 'what you give you shall receive' rule works fair, this guy;s funeral stone will be trampled by another half-wit imbecile just like him?

Jepi - yes, down there is the way home :D

Caraiman - versant sud

happy-happy joy-joy.

thawing hour

Some people have talent. Others just get lucky. Like me.

Waiting for the cable car

Heroes' Cross on Caraiman

Frost-bitten rust

Rust - soon to be frost

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Inviting... How to choose the right one?

toamna printre case

puppy love :)

Two days of antiquities paradise.. -well, at least a pink cloud!!- at World Trade Plaza in Bucharest, during the Rom-Antique fair. Quite fun. I enjoyed it. Sort of. Once again, just like I did with the damn chocolate event some weeks ago, I could not actually feel completely good because this bloody camera blurs my 'real time' vision and everywhere somebody said I could NOT (oh.. the horror!!) take pictures, I could not look at anything. I am starting to have a camera lens instead of eyes and a blog instead of a brain...

the pawn is secretly in love with the white queen ... will he make his move on her?!

the world reflected into a 150-year old silver kettle

hey.. what do you know.. i'm in the foreground..

how a honk and and a turkish sword can end up together

and enough chitchat about books, and music, and culture... today i got new shoes!!

and could you please refrain from any comments? thank you.

Friday, October 28, 2005


That is the name of the book fair open in Dalles Hall until the 6th Nov... I think. Roughly translating as "bargain", a "kilipir" it ain't. The only books which had fair prices were those nobody would actually buy - body language for business men, feng shui for the office desk, the book of self-respect, synergology -wtf?! (refering, in case someone doubted, to the techniques leading from body language to the ability to read other people's thoughts) and "i want to grow thin and never gain weight again!!"

edit: note - I have just done a bit of research. I stand rebuked! These are not the books nobody ever buys. These are the books lots of people buy. I apologize to the organizers of the fair of thinking bad thoughts about them and imagining they were only trying to rip me off. They were actually doing a humanitarian thing for a more harmonious, synergetic, psychic, bulimic, obese yet bodily eloquent world.

So, after an hour's aimless wanderings, here's today booty:

I am so glad I found Michel Tournier's Gemini (Les Meteores in original). I strongly recommend this guy to anyone. Well, almost anyone. He does not write about synergology but his characters have some hell of a self respect and the guy knows how to play with thoughts. His, and yours. Try short prose and The Ogre (Le Roi des Aulnes). You'll be horrifyingly thrilled.

I'm also glad I found another little book of Mircea Cartarescu - Travesti (Ro. link) I'm not gonna say anything about him since I think I already posted some musings about him at the beginnings of this blog. If not (I'll check), maybe I'll revise it and translate it.. just for the sake of translating it.. and for my 1 not Romanian-speaking reader :)) (well, 3, but who's counting?)

The other 2 books were bought as experiments. Never before read, but with very good credentials (from what I've heard), Mario Vargas Llosa and Ernesto Sabato. What?! I'm a sucker for Latin American writers...

And the coup de grace.. (this one's for you, Gee) lo and behold! - I found Oum Kalthoum

I'm happy with today's loot. Rich and tasty. Excuse me while I indulge meself in some fine mind enchantment.

the sweetest thing today

sights and sounds. of longevity.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

today i'm dull. and shy. and ugly.
and.. everything else. (not original comes with
the whole lot) ... do i seem otherwise?

i do feel colorful though. and photoshoppy.

i still wonder what it does to people who are naturally interesting, and confident, and.. everything else.