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duminică, 24 septembrie 2017

A Moment


For the Love of Forest

 Cel mai frumos moment, pe care il asteptam cu bucurie in fiecare toamna, e sezonul ciupercilor. Imi place mult padurea toamna, mai ales dupa ploaie, cand pamantul emana parfumul frunzelor amestecate cu pamant si crengi.
Anul acesta a fost mai secetos, dar prima plimbare ne-a adus roade bune: am gasit tot soiul de bureti comestibili si ne-am umplut plamanii cu aerul proaspat.

EN: One of the best moments of tthe year is the mushroom season, which brings joy every autumn. I love the forest, especially after the rain, when the smell of dried leaves, dirt and branches lingers in the air.
This year has been quite draughty, but we still found many types of edible mushrooms and the first autumn walk was such a pleasure.


Ce nu am  gatit imediat, am pus la pastrare pentru a savura si la iarna gustul padurii: antipasti de hribi, palaria sarpelui uscata, zacusca de ghebe, vinetele si galbiori, trambita- piticului si hribi uscate.
EN: What we didn't cook to eat right away, we canned so we can enjoy the taste of the forest in winter too.

vineri, 8 septembrie 2017

In the Attick


Ultimele saptamani ni le-am petrecut in Sibiu, oras in care ne-am hotarat sa petrecem iarna si daca lucrurile se asaza poate mai mult timp. Asa ca la sfarsit de saptamana am fost invitati la prima petrecere privata la care am tinut ateliere.
EN: We spent last weeks in Sibiu, the city where we plan to spend the winter and if things work out well, more time. So in the weekend we were invited with our workshops at our first private party.
Pentru ca vremea a fost nehotarata, activitatile le-am desfasurat in pod si ne-am distrat de minune. Copiii, ca de obicei, veseli si interesati, au tras cu arcul, au pictat si au incheiat cu o sesiune distractiva de karaoke.
Because the weather was undecided, we held the activities in the attick and had a great time. The children, happy as usual, were excited by the archery and painted beautiful necklaces and earrings. We ended the evening with a karaoke session.




miercuri, 30 august 2017

From the Beginning

Niciodata nu stim sigur ce ne asteapta pe drum si incotro ne va purta. Cand pornim in calatorie avem un traseu orientativ stabilit, dar de multe ori suntem "furati" de un peisaj sau un indicator sau povestea vreunui localnic si pentru ca ne plac comorile, profitam de indicii pentru a descoperi locuri si oameni interesanti.

EN: We never know for sure what lies ahead and where the road will take us. When we travel, we follow a guideline and have an idea on where we are going, but we mostly let the clues show us the way and a landscape, a local's story or a road sign will take us in a new and interesting location.
Mergand spre Rezervatia Detunatele din Muntii Apuseni, am ales un drum mai putin circulat, marcat pe harta ca "pitoresc" si am facut foarte bine. Pe deasupra peisajului superb si a unui drum foarte liber (dar destul de prost), am dat peste un loc greu de descris in cuvinte, parca iesit dintr-un film suprarealist, musai de vazut: Muzeul domnului Emilian din Almasu Mare.

EN: Driving towards the "Detunatele" natural reserve, in the Apuseni mountains, we chose a less travelled road and it was a wise decision. On top of the wonderful and picturesque landscape and a clear road (although quite bad), we discovered a weird place, taken out of a surrealist movie, worth visting: The museum of mister Emilian from Almasu Mare.
Intr-o cladire construita special, dupa indicatiile domnului Emilian, unde coridoare lungi si racoroase se termina cu usi secrete si cotloane obscure, sunt adapostite colectii de obiecte adunate din toate colturile tarii, amintind de epoci apuse si oameni disparuti.

EN: In a special made building, following mister Emilian's vision, where long rooms end with secret doors and hidden corners, you can find collection of obejcts gathered from all over the world, that are reminders of gone eras and gone people.
Fiecare camera e are o anumita tematica ce reflecta un moment din istoria Romaniei, mergand de la vestigii arheologice din vremuri imemoriale si pana la epoca industriala cu ale sale masinarii grozave si progrese remarcabile.
EN: Each room has a certain theme which reflects a moment in Romania's history, raging from archeological vestige of far away times to the indutrial ear with its great machines and remarcable progress.






Domnul Emilian ne-a insotit pe tot parcursul calatoriei si ne-a oferit informatii despre obiecte (le cunoaste pe fiecare in parte), ne-a aratat cum functioneaza unele dintre cele mai ciudate, a insistat sa ne fotografiem cu ele, chiar  oferindu-se sa fie el fotograful. Muzeul are si o parte in aer liber, cu 2 case decorate traditional si o curte primitoare unde merita sa stai la umbra si sa contemplezi efemeritatea obiectelor si a posesiunilor, sentimentul pe care l-am incercat dupa aceasta vizita in masina timpului. Noi, oamenii am incercat mereu sa ne ocupam cu ceva, parca incapabili sa stam locului si sa folosim ce deja avem, mereu intr-o goana dupa "mai bun". Coplesitoare senzatie...

EN: Mister Emilian was a good guide and he offered infromation about all those objects which he knew by heart, he showed us how some of the weirdest ones work and he insisted that we take photos with many of them, him being the photographer. The museum has an open air section, with two traditional homes and a welcoming yard where you can sit in the shade and take a moment to think of time passing by, objects changing and being left behind to be museum pieces, on how humans always tried to keep themselves busy with something and chased the "better" Quite an overwhelming feeling...