Big Move


In a nutshell, my life took a big turn recently because I've finally went all the way and fulfilled a lifelong dream of mine: I have left Bucharest and am now living in Vienna, Austria. So fom now on, I think there will be an overwhelming amount of photos of Vienna instead of Bucharest but my computer is still packed with places from back home that I never got to post so maybe those will make their way on to the blog now and then.

I am excited and unemployed.


December in Vienna (2)

Here's the second in the series of posts on my Vienna Christmas trip. Find the first part here.


December 31

I spent the last day of the year in the park with my camera. There's something very soothing about the sharp contrast of the snow against the clear blue sky. That kind of white light is almost blue and always ruthless but also magic in that it makes us more aware of our standing with both feet on a planet spinning at 100,000 km an hour, every hour, around the Sun.

Here's to a grounded but always dreaming New Year.

And the sun sets on my street:


December in Vienna (1)

This year I spent Christmas in Vienna, Austria. It was so nice and sunny that I can't say I got into the Christmas mood too much but that's just fine with me. Luckily, I managed to see not only the touristic landmarks that I had visited years before on my first trip there but also some of the less tourist-laden areas. If that's not a successful trip, I don't know what is.

Favourite thing about Vienna: the silence.
Least favourite thing: the wind!


Saint Paul de Vence, France

So I finally got around to posting the first photos from our trip to France back in August. Needless to say, I would not recommend visiting Provence or the French Riviera in August, as it truly is the busiest month of the year and wherever we went we ended literally swimming in tourists.

Today I'm showing you around St Paul de Vence, which is acclaimed as the most "charming" hilltop village in Provence. It is also very accessible from Nice if you are based there like we were.

There's lots to be said about the village and its surroundings but as usual I'll let the photos do the talking for me.