luni, 16 ianuarie 2017

With the passing of time. Celebrare. Celebration in 2017.

Motto: "Astronomia ne-a ajutat să parcelăm timpul, să transformăm neantul în secole, în ani, în zile, în clipe. Astfel, limitat, împărțit, clasificat, timpul putea fi înțeles mai ușor.
El devenea istorie și viață omenească. În această cucerire era, însa, și o capcană.
Împărțind timpul, omul a descoperit că el curge ireparabil.
A observat că "azi" devine "ieri" și că umbra copacilor se alungește spre asfințit. În clipa aceea a devenit melancolic și a descoperit regretul.
Dar era prea târziu." Octavian Paler

January 2017. The first snow of the year.

Another year, another celebration of blogging!
I celebrate 4 years of blogging and like in the last year, I'm still in search for... "a good subject, a good theme, a good photo capture... and a very interesting idea.
Who knows... All that matters, it is that I'm still in searching... and I'm hoping to have results..."

When it comes to talk about the passing of time and about celebration, in general speaking, well, it's pretty confusing. What exactly, we're supposed to celebrate? Obviously, that we're growing older, becoming much wiser, perhaps, becoming a bit nostalgic, but in a certain level much more tolerant with let's saying those younger than us. Now, we can look at them, probably with the same eyes, as our elderly, at their time, have used to looked at us before. And, somehow, with the rethoric question in mind: "Do you remember what I've told you?"; a question that it can make us, instantly, to have a short review of our passing time, through and in this present existence that goes so quickly.
"Time is passing!" and for sure there is no way to stop it. We can only collect memories. We can even share part of them, in the classic form of photos. Some photo instants. With each day, we became more aware about what amazing tool can be the photo camera and how stunning is the art of photography as a relevant process, as a result or as a modality of  expressing your filtered reality through lens.

Photography became available in these days of high tech, for almost anyone. For now, I use a simple normal digital camera, which it is not at all fancy, not at all extravagant. I love to work with some filters and I make my own collages. Sepia and b&w are my favorite options when I want to add a kind of layer of magical atmosphere to some instants. Sometimes, I make a mix of options.  This way, photography is more fun.
But, I do not want to talk about technologies and other things related to photography. There are proffesionals for this. We're amateurs, after all! And as an amateur of taking photos occasionally, it's not my business to refer to these kind of things.

As an amateur, I like to capture moments of life. Smiling, I confess that I'm not glad and do not enjoy to be obstruct by those who are not really ready to be photographed, for instance, at a family event.  Between the unwanted stoppage and... their exclamations like: "oh dear! oh me!... "my hair"... say smile... say cheese!!" ... like I previously said, time is passing...

In the last year, I have continued my series of photos titled:
"Timeless",
"Soul journeys through memories.  Călătorii de suflet."
and
 "One picture or more... From time to time."

So, for every category, I'll try to make a review of the content. And I'll try to select my favourite post or essay, even if this, actually, it is not really possible. It's all about being subjective. How can I choose, though? I will actually going to choose some pictures, or I'm going to visualise the themes, the ideas or the subjects exposed or used.

Turning back to the year of 2017 - as always it is said - at the beginning of the new year, it is so lovely to make new resolutions. So, in this spirit, I'll believe that I'm ready for new improvements in all aspects of life.  Perhaps, I'm subjective... for sure and it is normal and, also, it is in the humane nature to be subjective...
 But, I can, also, remain optimistic and confident, like in the previous years, and to look forward at the next period of time with the trust that the everything will be much prosperous for all of us, in a much more stable social environment with a relevant economic growth and a financial progress and, as well, with evident social and cultural benefits.
Finally, I hope for all of us to be well, to be healthy and to find a good meaning of all these changes around us.

For this celebration, I guess that's all I ever wanted to say. I do trust that I'll receive optimal results and some answers with no doubt. Till then, my best regards!
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            On short, below: 
a very insignificant selection of my favorite posts from the series created under the same particular point of view: the time. 

For each series, three choices:

From "Timeless"

"Over our heads, above our minds
from all of the corners sharply, from height,
the clouds can come to scatter the dark,
to scatter the night. What brave heart!

"Remember. Keep it gently. Keep it close!"
He whispered with a softly voice.
"Close to your soul, near to your heart".
Melancholy. Heavy thrills on the path.

Under blue dark skies, emotions are deep;
"Rains can come so suddenly"!
At dawn, when sun is apparently bright,
The clouds are gathering all over around.

"You must look inside, you know" ...
Into your soul, without second thought in mind.
"Are in there fluffy white clouds, white enough,
To scatter the shadows, to scatter the dark"?

Fugitive thought. By Alexa T.

"Summer chorale. It seems,
A vernal time there is,
And summer dreams.

Endless fresh blossoms, 
Everlasting green leaves,
Birds in the trees.

On a warm breeze,
With some notes or songs,
Admiring nature, bliss...

A fairy tale on short.
Of course, It's what
 I've heard.

And perhaps there is,
A vernal time like this,
With everlasting blooms
And green leaves.
It seems there is. 
Repetitive."

By Alexa T





From "Soul journeys through memories.  Călătorii de suflet."




 "Băile Herculane (Latin: Aqua Herculis; German: Herkulesbad; Hungarian: Herkulesfürdő; Czech: Herkulovy Lázně) is a town in Romanian Banat, in Caraş-Severin County, situated in the valley of the Cerna River, between the Mehedinţi Mountains to the east and the Cerna Mountains to the west, elevation 168 meters."
"The spa town of Băile Herculane has a long history of human habitation. Numerous archaeological discoveries show that the area has been inhabited since the Paleolithic era. The Peștera Hoților (Cave of the Thieves), contains multiple levels, including one from the Mousterian period, one from the Mesolithic period (late Epigravettian) and several from the later Neolithic periods.
Legend has it that the weary Hercules stopped in the valley to bathe and rest. During the 165 years of Roman domination of Dacia, the Herculaneum Spa was known all over the Empire.

Unearthed stone carvings show that visiting Roman aristocrats turned the town into a Roman leisure center. Six statues of Hercules from the time have been discovered. A bronze replica of one of them, molded in 1874, stands as a landmark in the town center." *More to read on : Internet &Wikipedia.




 In this post, I've tried to realise a suite of photos presentation and collages dedicated to the Hobița Village, the place where it can be found the Constantin Brâncuși  Memorial House. The old house, itself, it is said that was inherited by his sister and no longer exist. So, actually, at Hobita it is the place, the terrain inherited by C. Brâncuși  and where the great sculptor was born.
          The house that is exhibited in Hobița: "It is a monument of the late nineteenth century and was restored in 1971, as the establishment of the museum. The museum's collection includes photographs, albums, documents, books, letters that reflect moments of the life and work of Constantin Brâncuși . It shows the original interior and peasant furnishings from the early twentieth century. "



From Orșova  to Dubova.

 In Clisura Dunării. Viaductul Mraconia. Chipul lui Decebal.
"And now, through my camera lens, through my photography, I can remember this small, small part of Danube and how amazingly it looked in the september of 2015, while I had a short travel from Herculane situated in Banat, in Caraş-Severin County to Orșova and then to Iron Gates, near the Small Kazan gorge at Dubova."

From  "One picture or more... From time to time."



"...Greutatea sufletului vine (și) din închipuirile
minții, și din fantasmele pornite, efemere
să cutreiere nestingherite prin tot
hazardul lunar, apatic și formal
sub cerul tot mai concret, crepuscular.

Trăim în umbra copacilor,
rătăcitori printre emoții istovite,
printre gânduri pierdute, idei risipite,
din vorbe nerostite în tot acest vacarm
al pădurii, infinit, ivite în abstract."
Repetitiv în abstract. A.T.
 





Photo edited.



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„Uneori…
Dintr-un cuvânt,
poţi crea un gând.
Uneori dintr-un gând,
poţi crea-n cuvânt.
Si uite așa ia avânt,
Firul visului etern,
Uneori prea latent.
Efemer…
Dintr-un gând,
poţi crea un cuvânt,
Inspirat, creionat,
Subliniat, de împrumutat.
Gând de dat,
Uneori, efemer
Sau stingher.
Așezat între A și Z.
Ca literele în alfabet.
Ca urmare, uneori,
Când suntem doar noi,
Dă-mi un semn,
De cuvânt stingher
Deloc efemer.
Să-l port în gând
Așezat între A și Z
Ca literele în alfabet.
La mijloc de cord
Ca un acord.”


Acord între cuvânt și gând. A.T.


Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Click to see enlarged views.

Series of photo instants, 
up-close & collages;
Edited in color, sepia and/or black & white. 
Visions. January.

Private archive.
2017©AlexaT
GândCălător.blogspot.com

*****
Motto: 
"Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.*"
*Source Internet: 
By Ralph Waldo Emerson in "Collected Poems and Translations".

Happiness starts with yourself.

Source of video: You Tube; Jason Silva: "What Is Wonderment?" - “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” - Socrates.

Source of quotes: Power of Positivity; Sun-gazing.com

Be joyful, amazing and never give up to smile! 
Stunning things are all over! 

Stay positive, today, tomorrow and always! 

Rămâi pozitiv, astăzi, mâine și întotdeauna!
So, very thankful, each and every day, to be inspired...
All is well...

duminică, 8 ianuarie 2017

One picture or more. From time to time (16) A winter invitation. Blogger's Sunday Walk.



I usually have one post edited per week. This time, it's all about a special happening and a participation to a meme, titled so lovely "Blogger´s New Year Walk"  and started by a blogger friend on "Vilt og vakkert" blog (Wild and Beautiful). Also, in invitation she mentioned: that the idea is "to join BSW 2017 with the hope that many accept the challenge and document what happens four Sundays a year."
Motto is: "Put on your walking shoes, skates, ski - whatever, bring with your camera or paper and pen and document what you see during the Winter walk and link to my blog!"

A few weeks ago, I said that I'll join BSW. So, here, it is my walk!

As forecasted, the first snow of the year came on january 6th. Because, I have no idea how much this winter scenery will last, I took the camera and on this occasion, I tried to capture some pretty images. 

But first, I put my boots and I went into the most near park to observe the nature at a cosy walk in order to admire the wintery scenes..
Events?  Lots of snowflakes, mallard ducks, gulls and snow.... (*-*)
 Oh, and for sure, lots of playful children with their snow sleds down the hills. What about the weather? A cold, frosty weather, with freezing temperatures and some harsh winds spreading the snow (if I can describe like this), but, at least it is really worth it to explore the neighbourhood area, even in these wintry conditions.
 And let me say, that this kind of event, it is for certain, one of the events of which we can remember long, since for so many years, we did not had such white winters. 
Hoping that you've enjoyed my walk in my neighbourhood and on the park alleys! See you soon with a new post. Till then best regards!
Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Click to see enlarged views.

Series of photo instants, 
up-close & collages;
Edited in color, sepia and/or black & white. 
Visions. January.

Private archive.
2017©AlexaT
GândCălător.blogspot.com
*****
Source of video: You Tube; "Vivaldi's Winter" & "Let it go"  - The Piano Guys.

Motto: 
"Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.*"
*Source Internet: 
By Ralph Waldo Emerson in "Collected Poems and Translations".

Happiness starts with yourself.
Be joyful, amazing and never give up to smile! 
Stunning things are all over! 

Stay positive, today, tomorrow and always! 

Rămâi pozitiv, astăzi, mâine și întotdeauna!
So, very thankful, each and every day, to be inspired...
All is well...

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