Saturday, February 18, 2012

izvor park

i've just scanned a film and found this frame that i had completely forgotten about. i took it a few weeks ago while taking a stroll in a park near where i live.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

the soldier and the president

i took these two photographs on december 1st, 2011, while covering the national day military parade. the first one was taken right before the parade begun. the second one shows president traian basescu in the back seat of his limo getting ready to leave at the end of the ceremonies.

Monday, February 6, 2012

just a mess

even though this is a pretty common sight in bucharest, each time i pass by one of these things i can't help but wonder: "what the hell were they thinking?"

Friday, February 3, 2012

my neighbors' dog

i definitely don't have the best window view, but it sure gets better every time this fellow shows up for its morning survey.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

animal rights activists

these are images from two protests, organized by the same group, in the same location and with the same purpose. the first took place in december and the second happened last month. the organization's name is "cutu-cutu" which could be translated as "doggy-doggy" and it fights for animal rights. in this particular case these people were protesting against a new bill that, in an attempt to solve the stray dog problem that bucharest and other cities and towns in the country are dealing with, would allow the local authorities to euthanize the abandoned dogs that roam the streets.

in the end their and others' efforts led the romanian supreme court to declare the law unconstitutional.

note: the lady in the fourth image that looks like she was yelling was actually yawning. she did that every 20 seconds or so. i guess it was because the protest started quite early.