Nicolae Serban

Nicolae Şerban este un sculptor în lemn, creator popular, din satul Rogoz, Maramureș. Casa lui este un adevărat atelier, stâlpii pridvorului, interiorul, toate sunt sculptate. Statuetele lui Nicolae Şerban reprezintă ţăranul român în diferite ipostaze, la munca câmpului, cu animalele, la treburile casnice, la sărbători ori la obiceiuri. Şerban a avut numeroase expoziţii colective în străinătate. Prima troiţă a fost una la care au lucrat mai mulţi meşteri, imediat după evenimentele din 1989, şi a fost dusă la Timişoara în Piaţa Revoluţiei.

Firiza Lake

Firiza Lake is located near the component river town Firiza, was established in 1964, when 52 m high dam gates were closed to stem the Firiza water tributary of the Sasar at Baia Mare. The lake has a length of 3 km and a width of 1 km. Built with the target to supply water to the city of Baia Mare, now this lake is also used for recreation.

I took this picture with my first camera, Nikon D70. It’s still a great camera.

Firiza Lake, Maramures
Firiza Lake, Maramures

Nicolae Pitis

Nicolae Pitis smiling at his place
Nicolae Pitis

Nicolae Pițiș sau Moș Nicolae din Țara Lăpușului, cum îl știe lumea, a uimit Europa cu vocea lui înnodată. Anul trecut a fost declarat „Tezaur național viu”, altfel spus a intrat în galeria celor mai mari valori culturale din lume, în patrimoniul imaterial al omenirii. La 80 de ani, Moș Nicolae este considerat ultimul „păstrator al doinei maramureșene”.

Un interviu interesant aici:

Pizanias Sea Star

Pizanias Sea Star is an old Restaurant in the town of Rhodes. It’s a place you must see. Here you can find great food and an interesting story.

The story is about Anthony Quinn who was an everyday eater in this taverna. He enjoyed it very much. At that time, a boy named Dimitri was a young apprentice. He met Anthony and learned his charme.

Now Dimitri is in charge with the Restaurant and he serves you the best grilled octopul (polipo) and fried small cuttlefish (moscardino). And you can enjoy some genuine old pictures with Anthony Quinn and Roger Moore.

Halki

Halki (Chalki) is a Greek island in the Dodecanese archipelago in the Aegean Sea, some 6 km west of Rhodes. With the area of 28 km2 , it is the smallest inhabited island of Dodecanese. It has permanent population of 330 (increased during the summer months), concentrated in the only village Emborio.

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