do not know what happened...
Between October 2001 and June
2002, during my Fulbright fellowship, I kept a log about my American
experience. During these eight months I have worked in Gainesville FL,
and I have traveled extensivelly in Florida, California, Nevada, Utah,
Arizona, Colorado, Tennessee and DC. The reason for this log was given
by my family and friends at home, in Romania, where America is considered
the second Promised Land. The first e-mail I have sent back home from
Gainesville was something like "I do not know what happened, but
in Bucharest I have probably taken some kind of a spaceship, because
I arrived not on the Moon, not on Mars, but in another galaxy".
This is why my log is entitled "Letters from another galaxy",
and it deals with my love affair with America. In Romanian language.
A day at the barricade
These are historical photographs
that I have taken on December 21, 1989, in Bucharest, along the streets
of Bucharest. The Romanian Revolution began in December 17, 1989 in
Timisoara, and it exploded in Bucharest in December 21. Although it
was December, streets were boiling that day, and they soon got covered
by spilled blood. The historical character of these photographs is
given by the fact that they have been the first photographs taken
by a civilian, from the other side of the barricade, not that of the
Police, Army and Secret Police forces. They witness people running
for their lives, when the famous manifestation for supporting Ceausescu's
regime was broken, street fighting, and the first kernel of the anti-Communist
uprise in University Square, in front of an uncut banner and of loaded
Diving in Romania or abroad
Scuba diving in both open
and closed waters is one of my hobbies, and a permanent reason for regretting
that the week is only seven days long.
education and scientific research in Romania
A series of trilateral wokshops organized by the University Solidarity,
Ad-Astra and the Romanian Fulbright Alumni Association dealt with the
situation of higher education in Romania. The series began with the
workshop of March 7, 2005, the second was held on April 21, 2005, and
they gained a wide audience.