Monday, November 19, 2007

Unidetified street musician at Piata Unrii

Monday, November 12, 2007

Potential Stories...

In the past two weekends, I traveled outside Bucharest. I didn't have enough time to make stories or essay in any of the places, but I will probably be able to go back to those places. But, I'm a bit indicisive which one I should be doing.

Story 1: Comunie - In a mining town Petrila, there is a remain of a communal life which was brought by Ceaucescu. Those people were relocated from other areas and have been living in the area for a long time. One of the residents said they don't have money but enjoy their simple life. They often have activities together. The community has about 50 -100 people.

Story 2: Mining town - Petrila, Petrosan, Lupeni are all mining towns located the central west of Romania. Access is a bit limited, but may be possible to work on a story there.

Story 3: Azil - Here in Azil, old people with mental disablities live quietly. Petrila is one of a few towns to be able to afford such facilities.

Story 4: Horse Shoe Roma - There is a gypsy community that makes horse shoes for living. They live about 30-40 minutes away from Pitesti. You hear the sound of horse shoe making every where in the community. It's got nice rhythm and like music.

Story 5: Tuica place - Several old men in a village near Pitesti make țuica in a small den .. Each person has 12 hour shift, and the operation is supposed to last 24 hours to make the alcohol. People bring fruits to make țuica and woods for the fire by horses. It's a nice a little place.

Story 6: No picture yet but... - a story on people struggling in a rural area. I've visited a family in a village. She has one year downsyndrome child and live with her little boyand husband. Her house doesn't run electricity, but she tries hard to raise the children. Another story I heard was that there is also a mother and her disabled kid living under the bridge in a village. I haven't met them, but it sounds like a story to tell...

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Universitate 2

Unidentified man performs at Piata Universitate's underground area.