Transylvanian summer 2009

The medieval festival in Sighisoara 2009 will remain in history as the “sus mainile” event. Participants will know what I’m talking about. The narrow streets of cobbled stone (and other improvised pavement types) were host to a diverse group of friends which resulted in an extraordinarily fun melting pot of personalities, moods and cultures, united…

Summer night wakeup call

Euro2008 is over for the Romanian soccer team. After a brilliantly executed tactical (albeit sinfully boring) goalless draw against world championship runner-up France and a sensational 1-1 against world champion Italy, after one of the most thrilling games in the competition, they lamentably failed to beat a relaxed Dutch squad to qualify to the quarterfinals.…

EuRoMania

Euro2008 (soccer, for the ones who don’t know on what world they live in :P) is in full swing this month. Romania has survived a hard-fought game against World Champion runners-up France, 0-0. For a neutral person, quite a boring game, but from an “involved” perspective it was amazing, especially for the ones in the…

Sechselaeuten

Sechselaeuten is a traditional guild holiday in Zurich. Monday was free, and I took the opportunity to go check out the guild parade. Quite impressive, plenty of people attending, colorful costumes, good mood. More details about the holiday here. My photographic insights below. http://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/bin/slideshow.swf And a small movie depicting a full guild parade: children, fanfare,…

Zürifäscht

Went to Zürifäscht yesterday, i.e. Zurich-Fest, Zurich-party, organized every 3 years. Crazyness, 700k people in the center of a 350k city. It got transformed in a city-entertainment-park, with lots of food, drinks, drunks, and adrenaline-pumping rollercoaster-like devices. Wheehee. Luckily I met two friends-of-friends, with whom I had a nice time. Big wheel, good food and…