Jul 042011

Versiune în română

Not only do I like to travel, I also like to read about other people traveling. I like books that manage to give one a sense of place, a sense of being there, books that make you want to take the next plane or train or car and go somewhere. My favorites authors are Paul Theroux and Bill Bryson. Today’s photo shows part of my travel library.

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Jul 012011

Versiune în română

Aerial view, northeast of San Francisco

I spent half of the day packing and the other half on the plane so in terms of photos I didn’t have many choices. I happened to snap a few shots after taking off from San Francisco and I chose this photos for today: an aerial view of a farm of wind turbines located north east of the city.

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Jun 302011

Versiune in română

San Francisco’s Union Square

Thursday June 30th I was out and about downtown San Francisco on a last minute shopping spree before flying back to Romania. The weather was gorgeous, even more so considering that this was one of the few sunny days that the month of June shared with San Francisco. The weather this past month was as the saying goes “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco”, one of the funniest (and true) words that Mark Twain never said. But Thusday was sunny and warm and it felt so good that it inspired me to take a break from shopping and enjoy a lemonade in Union Square, a small plaza in downtown San Francisco. The heart sculpture is part of an annual public art installation started in 2004 by the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation for the purpose of fundraising. It was inspired by the CowParade and by Tony Bennett’s Song “I left my heart in San Francisco”.

Nov 102010

Versiune în română

Bucharest. Dacia was the car manufactured in Romania during the communist regime. It was modeled after Renault 12. The first car was produced in 1969 and for the next 35 years the designed changed very little. It was discontinued in 2004. For many years my parents had one just like the one in today photo, in exactly this same ugly color. They used to be quite common 20 years ago but now I rarely see one on the streets of Bucharest.