Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Agony and The Ecstasy



























































































Photo from Bucharest : Lipscani, Buzesti, etc


'Nu mai e un secret pentru nimeni - Bucureştiul este traducerea citadină a ideii de haos: rutier, arhitectonic, mobilier stradal, infrastructură, spaţii de recreere. La fiecare pas se sapă, se construieşte,
se dărâmă.Provizoratul pare infinit, nesimţirea constructorilor care sparg imediat fiece colţ de oraş, odată pus la punct, nu are limită. Bucureşteanul, cu nervii întinşi la maximum, zace mii de ore pe an în ambuteiaje, se accidentează grav, dacă nu-şi pierde viaţa, înghiţit de veşnice excavaţii nesemnalizate. ...'
mai multe aici: Marian Sultănoiu
 
The Bucharest City Hall has started demolishing the old houses on the Buzesti boulevard in the capital city to expand the boulevard. The first houses – on the right side of the boulevard, coming from Victoriei Square to Vasile Parvan – were demolished on Thursday night and 87 houses in total will be knocked down to make room for the extension. Romania Insider 




Lord of the Rings Soundtrack - Requiem for a Tower


64 comments:

sonsprinter said...

hi... all photografs very good.. sad,effective,they says ''...once upon a time...'' .. thanks and congratulations...

magda said...

Stunning photographs highlight the CONTRAST !!!
Greetings

Duncan D. Horne said...

I love your pictures! Always interesting!

www.duncaninkuantan.blogspot.com

Ola said...

As I was in Bucarest as a kid is hard for me to judge wheter it is good that the old houses are demolished...
anyway I love the first picture!:)

Marty said...

wow, I can't believe it ! impressive and sad images of your town !!
but life goes on !
wish you a nice sunday

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Great artwork here!
Stunning photos!

Have a great Sunday!

Betty xx

Ari said...

Really strongly seen and described.

FreeSeoDesign said...

Avem consilieri, primari si specialisti. Si oricum stiu ce vrem.
Parerea mea este ca nu-i intereseaza; deranjul este mult prea mare pentru ei sa faca ceva. La prima piedica s-au oprit, creaza o comisie sa analizeze situatia, si merg la talk-show-uri sa explice de ce nu sunt ei vinovati.

Clint said...

Thank you, Wind. Beautiful shots and very creatively done, as always. But it does seem sad that the old must give way to the new. Blessings from Texas, my friend.

muzeul virtual al apei ploiesti said...

Imi cer iertare...Bucurestii nu pot fi iubiti decat in limba romana, asa cum pe Popa Nan nu te poti plimba pe sub platanii infloriti, decat la brat cu Radu Cosasu in muzica lui Fernic...
Imagini superbe ca de obicei...Multumesc !

Rizalenio said...

I hope they are being relocated on a more beautiful area.

Love all the photos. Consistently, you're giving me reasons to love photography more.

Thanks a lot for showing me this world, my friend.

Andras said...

Agonie din plin in Bucuresti...
nu se mai termina lucrarile.. :(

Anamaria said...

Hello, Daliana! I think it's sad to see these old houses and buildings going down. It's part of the city's history vanishing away, but sometimes it's necessary.Hope the new space brings beauty to your city!You've done an excellent job registering this. Have a nice sunday, hugs from Anamaria

Luis Gomez said...

As always great images. Truly beautiful!

Maria said...

Incet-incet, piere istoria sub ochii nostri... Cu toate ca ne arata distrugeri, fotografiile tale sunt extrem de reusite! O imagine face mai mult decat 1000 de cuvinte...

José Ramón said...

Interesting story

A cordial greeting ...
Abstract texts and reflection

Lily Riani said...

wow! interesting pics., very strong contrast, i cant make to like it or to hate it, it looks painful being torn down but it felt it needed to be cleaned up.

Lasse said...

Strong pictures! But is the knocking always good or should some of the old houses been preserved ?
Best wishes,

Fram Actual said...

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times ...." from the opening sentence of, "A Tale of Two Cities," by Charles Dickens might also be an appropriate caption here, Wind.

You have many magnificent photographs today, both in a visual sense and a symbolic one. The ones with the people moving through the rubble are especially touching, I think, and the shot in which the girl sits reading beneath the manikins dressed in red is a bit haunting. Where the eyes of the two manikins seem to be focused makes me smile and wonder.

You truly can work magic with a camera, Wind. You caused me to remember the first time I saw vacant land in the location where the house in which I had grown up once stood. The shock of the sight made me feel like I had never been born or lived the life of a child.

Tommy Andre Nekkoy said...

Your city is changing ? Nice to see pictures of your town - thank you for sharing

Christopher said...

Beautiful series--the red call box shot is stunning!

CSJ said...

Che dire...!
Ottimo set di immagini!
Ciao

ionelmuscalu said...

Am trăit în minunea și nepăsarea aceasta! Trăim toamnele spiritului românesc cu o tăcuta și respectuoasă nesimțire! Fotografiile acestea sunt mai mult decât artă, sunt mai mult decât strigăt, sunt manifeste de voință și păsare! Felicitări! Felicitări! Felicitări!

Traveling Hawk said...

Cred ca de poze nu mai trebuie sa spun nimic, cele semnatae "daliana" sunt intotdeauna de 12+ (sincer!), aici mi-a placut insa teribil titlul si melodia insotitoare!

Anita said...

beautiful from real life:)

Cătălin said...

Un trecut care se chinuie să moară, uneori demolat de lamele buldozerelor, deşi alte civilizaţii s-ar fi dat peste cap să-l conserve...
Să te bucuri de o săptămână la superlativ!

Windsmoke. said...

Demolishing wonderful old historical buildings of the past is the price we pay in the name of progress, very sad, fantastic photos :-).

Roger Gauthier said...

Hi Daliana, I don'tr know how necessary this was. Whart I can say is that series of photographs is poignant. It looks like a horrendous human disaster.

Your photography here reveals your enormous talent. What a series! And what a photographer, what an artist you are to be able to create this series!

Roger

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful but sad.

victoria eugenia said...

Magnificas fotografias como todas las que tu haces Un abrazo.

Mama Zen said...

These are amazing!

Teri said...

I love the contrast between the old, the new, the demolished, the refurbished, the rebuilt, the rubble. Hard to tell what came first in some photos: the artwork then the rubble or the rubble then the artwork. In some photos I see vestiges of life as it used to be and then life as it is now (graffiti from spray cans). Very interesting depiction of life from so many different points of view, Wind.

Joop Zand said...

Great work Wind,
iám a little bit jealous.

greetings, Joop

thanks for your nice comment

ADRIAN said...

It is almost worse than vandalism.
Your pictures are recompense. Superb treatment. really beautiful images.

joanny said...

As always your photography is fantastic But it also made me sad to see all those buildings coming down -- so many as you said above ... some of the architectural details you show are marvelous works of art. I wonder it will be a 'new' place a new town, as I wonder how the towns people will feel when it is done, gone are the memories and the familiar feeling. Life I guess is all about change.

Your photo's are excellent capture of history been changed before your eyes and now our eyes too, thank you for sharing.

warm wishes,
joanny

Bitch said...

The story is always sad.
Old things are coming down to make
space for the new ones!!
As always, dear Wind, you are a master for presenting your photos
so well.
And the music, very dramatic!
Many hugs from
Athens!!

Tiago Braga said...

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Greeting! Strong Hug

Y. Ikeda said...

I personally like seeing the buildings demolished but feel bad at the same time, especially if its a historical figure.
Fantastic capture, as always.
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.
Yoshi

Anne Øverås said...

Very good!!!!!!

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Sad and devastating to see such destruction what has been built up over a period of time.

Mª del Mar Hermoso said...

I feel I'm walking along the streets...

Olga said...

You captured historical moments. Thank you for the opportunity to see such interesting moments of your city!

SKIZO said...

Excellent
work
good creations

Victor Mihiş said...

UNU: pozele, muzica, amintirile mă înfioară...
desigur, lumea şi viaţa trebuie să meargă înainte, nu putem trăi într-o nostalgie perpetuă şi naivă
...eu în anul întâi de facultate, primele mele ore de desen au fost pe strada Uranus... care se ştia că urma să fie demolată, pentru enormitatea aia de Casa Poporului... n-am cuvinte...

DOI: mai ţii minte? a fost odată ca niciodată una bucată leapşă ce-o ajuns la un ardelean... no' amu' am gătat... aşe, mai încetuc... dacă nu-i cu supărare...
respectele noastre...

Celia na Italia said...

Strong!

FrancescPhoto said...

Fantastic shots!! Salut!!

Francesc, Barcelona

http://balapertotarreu.blogspot.com

Luis Minguez Alarcón said...

I really liked this story, the story is well told and well
worked images.

A greeting.

Huellas said...

Muy buenas fotos.-

joshi daniel said...

i liked the human element in most of them!

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fotolucian said...

Excelenta serie,imi plac in mod deosebit9 si 11 din coada,foarte bine lucrat,felicitari,frumoase compozitii.

Sara said...

Your photographs are stunning. Beautiful!

Multibrand said...

Hi Wind,
Demolition of 'historical' building surely create agony and ecstasy.

robert said...

Mi-a ramas in minte fraza asta: La politique se passe dans la rue. Interesant si adevarat in acelasi timp.

Ce pot sa mai zic: aparatul tau fermecat... m-a fermecat inca o data.

PS: daca m-ar fi pus pe mine cineva sa fotografiez "peisajele" alea, as fi zis ca e nebun. Dar prin obiectivul tau lumea se schimba in mod fundamental.

cartim said...

Ce iras al paradoxurilor este Bucurestiul!!!
Imi place foarte mult fotografia cu "Cofetaria Efipteana" am mancat acolo ceva o data demult , undeva prin apropiere se afla si un anticariat.
Imi mai place aceea cu targul de tablouri .
Foarte bine ai surprins locurile,pacat de cladirile acelea , ele dau farmec Bucurestiului, ar fi pacat sa dispara....

Luzia said...

It´s a sad situation for the old parts of the city. But your images are a little bit romatic in these colours. Hugs from Luzia.

Kenneth Larsson said...

Very nice photos! I'm so glad that you took them! They will be a reminder of the old houses in that part of the city.

Have a nice day! :-)

Dungha said...

Daliana, ai talent -arata frumos dezastrul dupa ce iti pui tu amprenta :)) Cred ca poti participa la "ROMANII AU TALENT" iti tin pumnii :)
Succese!

T @ Poppy Place said...

Hi, again another beautiful photographic story :)

Growing up in England I have seen my fair share of buildings being torn down, esp. places we had lived. It is bittersweet and you work vividly portrays that.

Amazing work :)

Thank you, Have a lovely evening, T. :)

Vasile Covaciu said...

cate amintiri imi trezeste Bucurestiul asta.Si nu din cele mai frumoase,si la fel de dezolante ca si gropile din centru istoric.

Gabriela Pana said...

Bucuresti orasul in care traim...

Flutterby said...

A study of contrast that evoked a feeling of sorrow. In the US tearing down old to make way for new is common place and usually without protest. In your pictures the building themselves seem to be mourning their loss.

Jesus de Leon said...

Very interesting, it's incredible to be real. I liked.

Regards, jesus

Robert Manz said...

it is a sad occasion and an extraordinary series. the top one is a masterwork for me.

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