I read this the other day, and thought it was worthy of sharing.
“A life of travel is a good thing to have. But once you start off on it, there’s no looking back. What traveling does do to you is work its way inside of you, changing you completely as it finds a seat deep within you. It’s a parasite with a greedily voracious appetite. That bastard is hungry. Once the travel bug bites, you’re afflicted for life. Once the wanderlust hits, your feet never stop being restless.”
A Nice Place to Set Up Camp
Cruising around the countryside of Romania with a great friend from my time spent in Alabama left me wanting more. We had pulled off the side of the road, a very inconspicuous place, the kind you might only pull over for if you knew what was down the hill thru the trees. A short walk down to the waters edge opened up to a beautiful lake with a group of folks who were camping on the opposite side. That seemed like a pretty nice place to get away to. Maybe next time, that will be me in one of those tents.
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Long Shadows on Old Building – Firoz Shaikh
Here’s a great example. I was contacted a while ago about using a photo as inspiration for an art piece by Firoz, and with the images under creative commons, that was perfectly acceptable. Personally, I love to see my work in other art forms. I photograph because I can’t paint, but Firoz can, and his watercolor depiction of an old Romanian building is a great example of others artistic talent.
Looks like the computer will live! Taken a little doing, but I’m getting everything back running smooth again soon.
Down the Alley
Baia Mare had some amazing little side streets and alley ways. I was so lucky to have a group of friends to wander around with and show me some of the amazing places. We spent evenings having drinks, eating great food, and exploring all throughout the city, late into the night (against Alin’s swimming coach’s wishes).
Night was beginning to fall, and exploration continued on the streets of Baia Mare, Romania. These old and cryptic looking buildings really caught my attention, the way the street lights cast long shadows and textures seemed more extreme under the evening light.
So most all the time I know where I was when I go back and process photos, but for the longest time, (and no real reason because I could have asked) I didn’t know what the name of the little farm town where Alin’s grandparents lived was. Finally, I found out it was Berinta, south of Baia Mare.
I put up several posts, so if you want to go back and see them they are here: