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Bucuresti I by Awaiku Bucuresti I by Awaiku
Midnight at the stairs of the university library

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Thanks all who visit this pic which is one of my most favorite! Often you asked what did bring me to RO? Here's my answer :)

I went to Romania couple times actually, always on these premises:

- leave from Prague no more than 2 days after getting the idea to go to Romania (I always did it in the times of the highest stress at work, basically I left all the employees and clients and stuff telling 'em I'm going to Romania for a week or may be more or may be less, to do nothing)
- don't plan anything on the trip, just go wherever it feels right at the given minute
- don't get stressed about anything on the trip. edit: on my second trip, I added the "don't watch the watch" to this one ;)
- don't think on the trip

I usually find out that the last point is hard to do but the rest works and it is very very refreshing :) So this way, I always had greeeeat times whenever I went to Romania.. and Romania and Romanians have a special place in my heart.. :)
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:iconmememodel:
MemeMODEL Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student Photographer
I was adopted from Romania and want to go there some day :)
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DianaCretu Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
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flame-of-december Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
aaaaa....asta e de la Universitate!Ft frumos!
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:iconawaiku:
Awaiku Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
multumesc :)
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lady-mon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
if you like visiting Romania, please come to Timisoara too :D


:heart:
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:iconawaiku:
Awaiku Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Yes, there are still places for me to explore! But I can't really plan it, I always forbid myself from planning once I hit the Hungarian border... I go where the winds let me go in Romania. Hope they'll blow in the direction of Timisoara the next time :)
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madalina2411 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
featured :glomp:: [link]
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:iconawaiku:
Awaiku Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
:sun:
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:iconmadalina2411:
madalina2411 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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katszp Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
You know it is really ineteresting that I walk almost every day near these booksellers and I always wanted to capture the atmosphere but I never shot one single picture...you did for me what I always wanted....absolutely love it...thank you!
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Awaiku Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
ahhh... I feel so wildly flattered, don't you do this to me :)

multsumesc anyway :D
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katszp Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
:aww: well this is what you deserve :)

:hug:
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AannNdddDI Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Professional Artist
---wow this is a captivating piece... you captured the mood of these street side antique-book libraries so well... i love the ghosty atmosphere... the soft tones of darkness and the textured light parts with the covers of books, destroyed-poster walls... really amazing:D---
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Awaiku Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
thank you :)

(the camera was placed on a trash bin, people looked at me like I was the ghost,.... not them ;))
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030366pain Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
FEATURED in my news article. cheers.
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:iconawaiku:
Awaiku Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
yay :) Long live midnights in Bucuresti =)
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andreydubinin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Professional Photographer
wow! shop of magic!
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:iconawaiku:
Awaiku Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
yes it is :)
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gadjoX Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Book sellers.. i always imagine they are actually some kind of drug dealers as no one seems to be making a living out of selling books anymore :)

anyway.. how did you end up here?
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Awaiku Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Hey, good question! I went to Romania couple times, always on these premises:

- leave from Prague no more than 2 days after getting the idea to go to Romania (I always did it in the times of the highest stress, basically left the employees and stuff telling 'em I'm going to Romania for a week to do nothing)
- don't plan anything on the trip, just go wherever it feels right at the given minute
- don't get stressed about anything on the trip
- don't think on the trip

I usually find out that the last point is hard to do but the rest are very very refreshing :) So this way, I always had greeeeat times wherever I went to Romania.. and Romania and Romanians have a special place in my heart.. :)
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reyi Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
i've passed these stairs so many times but i had never seen them like this.it's like i was given a new set of eyes because of this picture.thank you! :)
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:iconawaiku:
Awaiku Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Great to hear, thank you :)
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030366pain Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I hate you.
I live in Bucharest, and i am so used with scenaries like this one, or like many others... I just can't get a good photograph out of them.
Anyway, great job. I really like it, and the tehnique is interesting:)
cheers
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Awaiku Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
I like you.
(cuz I like people from Bucuresti ;))

See, it's like with Prague, my hometown.. we're usually blind to things that just the passers-by can see...

Multsumesc!
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my-eyes-your-windows Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
Nice shot, I live there and I'm searching for inspiration in urban photography...this helped =D
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Awaiku Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
:)
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Kvikken Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Professional Photographer
I really like the long shutter that makes the people look like ghost :aww:
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:iconawaiku:
Awaiku Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
I think they were ghosts actually. The long shutter reveals t-h-i-n-g-s :)
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