Inspirational Interview: Monica Hrinca – Photographer

Hello dear friends, Monica is a young photographer born in Romania who at the moment is living in Dortmund, Germany, where she is working and studying to further her degree and consolidate her photographic skills. With a keen eye for details and beauty, her passion for photography started early on and developed naturally. I met […]

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Inspirational Interview: Alexandra Matei – Human Rights Consultant

Dear Friends, Alexandra Matei is a 24 year old passionate and enthusiastic young woman with 7 years work experience in the non-profit sector. She is also a trainer and consultant on peace issues and youth leadership. She has managed to work for the Council of Europe on youth rights, set-up her own NGO and was […]

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Inspirational Interview: Rebecca Lawn – Journalist

Dear Friends, Miss Rebecca Lawn is a freelance journalist that is currently based in London, UK. She has managed to live in more than 4 countries for various periods of time, get involved (through her work and by volunteering) in important social projects, and managed to become a successful freelance journalist, all by the age […]

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Romanian springtime

For me, there’s few things better right now than watching spring arrive in my hometown: the place of my birth and coming into the world, the place of all my small and great departures, the place where all my dreams were born. All the familiar places and their fragrances, reignited again, all the hiding spots […]

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View from St Michael’s Church in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

View over Cluj-Napoca (Iuliu Maniu /”The Mirror Street “- all the buildings have the same shape and size on both sides of the street) from inside St. Michael’s Church. Cluj-Napoca, Romania. August, 2011

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Romanian Fall and Gustav Klimt

Central Park. Gherla, Cluj County, Romania. Late October 2010 I took this photo during my last trip to Romania because the colors of the leaves and the shades on the trees remindedĀ  me so much of one of Klimt’s paintings. Here it is: Gustav Klimt, “Beech Forest”, 1902. Dresden, Germany, Museum of Modern Art. I […]

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“We have time”, poem by Octavian Paler

We have time for everything Sleep, run back and forth, regret we made an error and err again judge others and absolve ourselves, we have time to read and write, edit what we wrote, regret what we wrote, we have time to make projects and never follow through we have time to dwell in illusions […]

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Romanian winter

It’s snowing gently outside and it is cold…but my room is warm and silent. I find it amazing how each time it falls, the snow equalizes everything under it’s whiteness, making it all one. Like a fresh start on a glittering morning… The trash, the faulty roads, the dark pavement, the left-overs or long-forgottenĀ  bits […]

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