Sibiu Daily Photo

A photo a day from the European Capital of Culture 2007

Archive for November, 2008

Piata Cibin (1)

Posted by Jackie on November 30, 2008

This was the market for fresh fruit and veg that I used to go to. I loved this place – it was possible to get fresh and healthy food at a fraction of the cost of the food in the supermarkets. I’d come home laden with 2 big carrier bags full to bursting of fruit and veg, and had probably only spent £5, if that. It was brilliant.

26 May 2007

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On the way to the market

Posted by Jackie on November 29, 2008

This is the bottom of Str. Tribunei (the street where I lived) heading towards Piata Armelor and beyond to the market. From tomorrow I’ll show you a few market photos. This is still very much part of the old town, though as it’s not quite so central there’s not so much evidence of restoration – probably not that many tourists would head down this way.

26 May 2007

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Inventive graffiti

Posted by Jackie on November 28, 2008

This is the right foot of yesterday’s statue. As you can see, someone came along and gave her some nail polish (her left foot had blue toenails). Obviously I disapprove of graffiti, especially on such a historic and distinctive monument, but I must confess to smiling at this one.

25 May 2007

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Guardian

Posted by Jackie on November 27, 2008

I think I’ve shown a picture of this statue before (it’s one of two – either side of the entrance) which guards the entrance to a courtyard on Str. Mitropoliei. Here it is again, from another angle. I just think it’s so incredible that anyone could have something this grand at the entrance to their block of flats!

25 May 2007

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Clarinet in the park

Posted by Jackie on November 26, 2008

The fire and light installations went all the way from Piata Huet along Str. Mitropoliei to the park at the other end of Str. Balcescu. This was taken in the park – yet more random culture, with this girl playing the bass clarinet whilst surrounded by tealights – as you do. (I stood and watched for a while as I play the clarinet myself)

25 May 2007

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Vest art (2)

Posted by Jackie on November 25, 2008

Remember the ‘vests’ that were strung up between trees that I showed last week? Along with the fiery flowerpots, these lights are what the vests turned out to be.

25 May 2007

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Fiery flowerpots

Posted by Jackie on November 24, 2008

Last week I showed you the flowerpot art that appeared in the street one day. Hilda in Manila commented that she’d like it in her house, but this is what the sculptures turned out to be – I guess if you had something like this at home it would be one way of lowering the heating bills, but best have a fire extinguisher close by, just in case! 😉 There were similar installations all along Str. Mitropoliei from Piata Huet (where this one was) to the Astra park – they were quite a sight.

25 May 2007

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Not so well preserved

Posted by Jackie on November 23, 2008

This peeling plasterwork on the side of the Reformed Church on Str. Mitropoliei shows how they didn’t manage to restore quite everything in time for the year of culture. Having said that, a few weeks after I took this picture the church building was covered in scaffolding which remained for the rest of the time I was there, so I’m guessing they managed to get round to the preservation eventually.

Tomorrow, I’ll reveal the answer to the flowerpot mystery.

25 May 2007

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1786?

Posted by Jackie on November 22, 2008

I’m not that hot on Latin numerals, but I think this sign dates from 1786. It is above the doorway of the Reformed Church on Str. Mitropoliei.

25 May 2007

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Portrait

Posted by Jackie on November 21, 2008

This was the other person doing the mad hairdressing. I don’t really do portraits, but I was really pleased with this one.

25 May 2007

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