Romanian traditional wedding

In many of the Romanian rural communities, but not only, takes place an ongoing transition between the traditional and the modern way of life. In the last 70 years, the Romanian village deeply transformed and the massive migration of the population to the cities brought great change. Still in some remote communities, city people who long for the the traditional values, way of dressing, church rituals, can witness on special ocasions an unforgetable event. Such an event is the traditional wedding of two young people from a city in Transylvania, that took place at a monastery in the hills of central Transylvania.

Abduction Beamz

"Abduction Beamz" forest party, near Bucharest. This anual party becomes more popular by every edition, more and more ravers from Bucharest and surrounding cities being attracted to a night of free fun in the nature. Held at the beginning of spring, this party gathers some of the best dj's of the Bucharest's music scene and offers a unique laser beam show.

Black Sea off the tourist's track

Black Sea's seaside has few hidden places left. Most of the resorts are overcrowded with tourists during the season. This is a collection of images from the places off the tourist track where the sea is still the main character of the play.

Blue Sledge Race

Husky and Alaskan Malamut dogs have gathered for the seventh edition of "Blue Sledge" race in Baile Harghita touristic resort, situated in the Carpathian Mountains. This race was an opportunity for the breeders to meet and for the passionates to watch an unique stamina and beauty show.

story - fishermen on the sea

One of the places where fishermen can still live of what they catch is in Vama Veche, a former fishermen's village, now one of the most trendy youth destinations on the Romanian Black Sea seaside. Here the fishermen gave up giving their catch to restaurants and fish processing units and instead they supply the need for fish of the never ending crowd of tourists in the area. Tourism is one of the few ways that people in Romanian rural areas can preserve their way of life, without having to migrate to big cities or to other countries for work.

Geamana - the village erased from the map

Geamana was until 1978 a rich flourishing village in the Apuseni Carpathian mountains. Now, it doesn't even exist on Romania's map. The beginning of the end was the discovery of the biggest copper reserves in Romania and the second large in Europe. Ceausescu, Romania's communist leader from that period, ordered by decree the building of a huge lake to deposit the sterile compounds that resulted from the exploitation. The valley where Geamana village existed was filled with water and the people moved to nearby villages. The ones that didn't want to leave still live there in isolation, without shop, church, school or medical care. They can find all these over the hill, in Geamana's twin village, Lupsa. Primary school children walk the 7 km distance twice every day. The priest comes to Geamana on holy days and when somebody dies. But the main problem of these people is the sterile lake that is growing every year, poisoning their wells, their gardens with toxic compounds left over from the copper extraction process and threatening to enter their houses.