Brussels Park, Black and White

To see in color is a delight for the eye but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul. – Andri Cauldwell

In color este o incantare pentru ochi. Dar in alb si negru este o incantare pentru suflet. – Andri Cauldwell



brussels park, belgium

united_kingdomIt was sunny today so I grabbed my camera and took a walk in Parc de Bruxelles (in the center of Brussels, across the street from the Royal Palace).

romania_flagA fost insorit azi, asa  ca am insfacat camera foto si am iesit la o plimbare in Parcul central din Bruxelles.

brussels central park trees people

autumn parc black and white

people walking in parc, black and white

statues parc de bruxelles

brussels parc in center of Brussels

trees brussels parc

pigeon black and white

leaf on lake in parc

little girl running in parc

crow next to bench, black and white photo

statues parc de bruxelles, noir et blanc

parc de bruxelles, entrance

statue angles black and white

central parc in brussels

reflection of building in water black and white

royal palace brussels

parc walk

parc de bruxelles. blanc et noir

Paris in black and white

united_kingdomI saw Paris in the spring, summer and fall. I want to see it immensely during winter, snowy, cold and deserted. To climb the stairs of Montmartre and freeze my hand on the railing. And get warm in a Parisian café with a hot tea. And take pictures, many, many pictures.

Until then (who knows when I will be in Paris with snow …) I enjoy the beautiful memories and landscapes of Paris in pictures. I tried a black & white version. Here’s what came out (I like them very much):

romania_flagParis in alb si negru

L-am vazut primavara, vara si toamna. Imi doresc enorm sa-l vad si iarna, inzapezit, rece si pustiu. Sa urc pe scarile din Montmartre si sa imi inghete mana pe balustrada. Sa ma incalzesc intr-o cafenea pariziana cu un ceai fierbinte. Si sa fac poze, multe, multe poze.

Pana atunci (cine stie cand voi fi in Paris cu zapada…) ma delectez cu frumoasele amintiri si peisaje pariziene din poze. Am incercat si o varianta alb negru. Iata ce a iesit (mie imi place foarte mult):

paris, view from triumph arch, eiffel tower, black and white
The Eiffel Tower, view from the Triumphal Arch / Vedere din Arcul de Triumf
paris,champs elysees, black and white
Champs Elysees
tuileries gardens, chairs, fountain, triumphal arch, paris, france
Jardin des Tuileries / Gradinile Tuileries unde se sta pe scaune de metal in jurul fantanilor
paris, bridge, seine, river, capital of france
Bridge over the river Seine in Paris / Pod peste raul Sena din Paris
montmartre, paris, cathedral, black and white
Sacre Coeur de Montmartre, my favorite spot in Paris / Bazilica Montmartre, locul meu preferat din Paris
champs elysees, view from arc de triomphe,
Champs Elyees, view from the Triumphal Arch / Champs Elysees, vedere din Arcul de Triumf
louvre, luvru, Jardin des Tuileries, black and white, autumn
The Louvre seen from Tuileries Gardens / Muzeul Luvru vazut din Gradinile Tuileries
paris in black and white
Paris seen from the Arc de Triomphe / vedere din Arcul de Triumf
the glass pyramid entrance at louvre, paris, france
The glass pyramid entrance at Louvre Museum / Intrarea in muzeul Luvru e o piramida de sticla
street in montmartre, paris, capital of france
Street in Montmartre, one of my favorite neighborhoods in Paris/ Strada in cartierul Montmartre, unul din cele mai frumoase din Paris
love locks on bridge in paris
Love locks on bridge in Paris, a very ugly habit which destroys the bridges all over the capital, some pieces fell under the weight of the locks. / Lacate pentru indragostiti. Oamenii nu sunt constienti ca este un obicei urat si distructiv, multe balustrade de poduri s-au prabusit datorita greutatii lacatelor.
la tour eiffel, paris view from the eiffel tower
The moon near Eiffel tower (left). View from the Eiffel tower (right). / Stanga- luna langa turnul Eiffel. Dreapta – vedere din turn.
notre dame-de-paris- in black-and-white-the-seine
Notre Dame de Paris / Catedrala Notre Dame pe malul Senei
stairs montmartre paris
Me and my cousin on the stairs at Montmartre / eu si Andreea pe scarile de la Montmartre
view from triumph arch, streets, paris, france
View from the Triumphal Arch in Paris. In the middle is Champs Elysees Boulevard / Vedere din Arcul de Triumf. Bulevardul din mijloc este Champs Elysees.

For more photos of Paris (in color)- click here.

Alte poze din Paris (color), aici.




November evening at La Hulpe, near Brussels

Photos of a warm November evening at La Hulpe, near Brussels, Belgium.

Seara calda de noiembrie pe domeniul castelului La Hulpe de langa Bruxelles.

cloud shaped like a hat or ufo stuf si cer albastrucut trees on the ground on autumnwhite horse behind fence

la hulpe castle near brusselsbirds on lake at sunset

Here are more photos of La Hulpe Castle in Belgium.

Mai multe poze de la castelul la Hulpe din Belgia.

Vlado – studio portrait

united_kingdomI wanted to try some indoor portrait with the light setup in different positions. So I asked V to model for me.

This is what came out.

(p.s. Lovely blue eyes. I love them)

romania_flagAm vrut sa incerc niste portrete in interior, cu lumina de la reflectoarele noastre in diverse pozitii. V a fost modelul meu. Iata ce a iesit.

(p.s. Frumosi ochi albastri!)



vlado black and white

b and w vlado

vlado 2



Halloween at Melanges a Trois cafe in Brussels

united_kingdomWe gathered for a carnivorous Halloween evening at Melanges a Trois cafe in Brussels, owned by 2 of our friends. They cooked Asado (the Argentinian way of preparing barbecue, I will describe it further in the post).

Thank you guys for the effort of organizing such a nice evening.

romania_flagNe-am adunat pentru o petrecere de Halloween la cafeneaua Melanges a Trois, deschisa nu de mult de niste prieteni in Bruxelles. A fost o seara carnivora (o sa vedeti mai jos despre Asado, un stil argentinian de a gati carnea la gratar).


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united_kingdomAsado (meat cooked in Argentinian style, cooked slowly for a few hours on hot coals. The result is a very soft, tender meat, very easy to chew. It melts in the mouth. In the photo is a full lamb).

romania_flagAsado (carne gatita in stil Argentinian. Aici e un miel intreg.  Carnea e gatita la distanta de carbunii incinsi, timp de cateva ore, rezultatul fiind o carne foarte frageda care se topeste in gura).halloween food and costumesheadwear halloweena halloween party in belgium cafe DSC_5497DSC_5439 DSC_5438 DSC_5492 DSC_5514 DSC_5511 DSC_5509 halloween pointy hats halloween brussels 2014

Opening at Melanges a Trois Cafe in Brussels

Opened this October in Brussels by two friends of ours, Melanges a Trois is a cafe in Brussels which I had the chance to photograph at their opening party.

Stop by if you are looking for a quiet place in Brussels to work on your computer, to sip a cup of good Italian coffee or a good wine. They have a private garden in the back, so if it’s sunny is a great place to relax. For more details like opening hours and address, this is their facebook page

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People with dogs

united_kingdom“A dog has no use for fancy cars, big homes, or designer clothes. A dog doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, clever or dull, smart or dumb. Give him your heart and he’ll give you his. How many people can you say that about? How many people can make you feel rare and pure and special? How many people can make you feel extraordinary?” (quote from Marley and Me)

romania_flagOameni si cateii lor in diferite tari europene. Mereu loiali, mereu rabdatori.

“Un caine nu are nevoie de masini fitoase, case mari sau haine de firma. Unui caine nu ii pasa daca esti bogat sau sarac, istet sau plictisitor, destept sau prost. Da-i iubire si el te va iubi. Despre cati oameni poti spune asta?, cati oameni te pot face sa te simti special, extraordinar?” (citat din filmul Eu si Marley).

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Art in nature

Somewhere in the North-East of Belgium, in the Hamont-Achel region.

Arta in natura, in nord-estul Belgiei, la granita cu Olanda.

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Beautiful autumn images in Bucharest

united_kingdomBeautiful autumn landscapes and photos taken this autumn in Romania.

romania_flagMomente de toamna frumoasa in Bucuresti.


frunze rosii

red leaves autumn

frunze de stejarcrizanteme roz toamna

romania gard herastrau

yellow trees blue sky autumn

oak leaves frunze stejarflori de toamna langa un gard

burgundy autumn flowers

frunze rosii toamna

ghinde si frunze cazute pe jos

red leaves in autumn, frunze rosii toamna