Sunday, January 07, 2018

From castrum to castle .... jumping between century's

Castrum Potaissa (Patavissa)

Our Sunday journey began at castrum Potaissa, wich was the most important roman settlement in the Cluj county region. The castrum became a municipium, then later, a colonia and it was the basecamp of the Legio V Macedonica from 166 to 274. Today is not much to see, but there is more than meets the eye. For a history lovers is a must visit place, walking by the "ruins" it was very easy to reconstruct what centuries brought down. 




After the roman visit, hoping for a nice sunset, we turned our interest to an other castle - a quite well preserved one, knowing its hazardous history -  to Torockószentgyörgy castle. The sun just waited until we managed to climb up a rocky peak, and it started , man, what a site ...





Saturday, October 21, 2017

Airshow - special dedication

I dedicate these shots for a good friend of mine whom I promised something and felt to accomplish.
I hope you enjoy them Kakasy Boti.

IAR 330 Puma helicopter

A pack of wolves - Mikoyan-Gurevich - MiG-21 Lancer

Mikoyan-Gurevich - MiG-21 LanceR B 

IAR 330 Puma helicopter

McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 86-096 - Florida ANG

IAR 330 Puma helicopter

IAR 330 Puma helicopter

Mikoyan-Gurevich - MiG-21 Lancer

McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 86-096 - Florida ANG

Alenia C-27J Spartan

McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 86-096 - Florida ANG

Sunset at lake Balaton - Hungary


Planespotting CLJ @ sunset

Five planes in one hour.
HA-LWR | Airbus A320-232 = Wizz Air W6/WZZ - Sharklets

HA-LPQ | Airbus A320-232 = Wizz Air W6/WZZ - Starboard wing

HA-LPQ | Airbus A320-232 = Wizz Air W6/WZZ - Starboard wing

YR-ATG | ATR 42-500 -- Dambovita -- Tarom AT45 

HA-LYV | Airbus A320-232 = Wizz Air W6/WZZ - Starboard wing

I-ADJM | Embraer ERJ-195LR = Air Dolomiti EN/DLA

YR-ATG | ATR 42-500 -- Dambovita -- Tarom AT45 

HA-LWR | Airbus A320-232 = Wizz Air W6/WZZ - Sharklets

HA-LWR | Airbus A320-232 = Wizz Air W6/WZZ - Sharklets

HA-LPQ | Airbus A320-232 = Wizz Air W6/WZZ - Starboard wing

HA-LPQ | Airbus A320-232 = Wizz Air W6/WZZ - Starboard wing

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Hoia-Baciu Forest - "The Haunted Forest"

Some say "The Haunted Forest" because of the intense paranormal activity and many unexplained events like ghost sightings, faces appearing in photographs that were not present on location, female voices breaking the silence, light balls and UFO sightings in the 70's.
Some paranormal experts sad that this forest might be a gateway to another dimension.
I'm not sure of that, but my fellow friend texted me early on Sunday to go out to find some "evidence" in the foggy forest...the strangest thing was that on the way to the forest we made a stop at a supermarket to buy 6 things ... among which where onions and some underpants.

ANYWAY ... we arrived at the location and after a nice walk we arrived in the forest in search of some UFO altered trees.
And finally we found some strange looking trees. No faces on this one :)
 ... the speed I would travel in case of some paranormal sign ...
 I looked up and down .... but nothing yet.
 Not a single face on this one too ...

... light fog unfortunately, not what we where expecting ... so no drama in this shot ...
 Some sort of gate or something
 And finally I found it ... I found something, not sure what, BUT typically the X shows a high interest point or location  in an area .... Something is there ...
Unfortunately no faces on any of my shots, no strange voices heard, nobody scratched me, no light balls and UFO's sighted, but we had a great time searching for strange looking trees, good conversations (as always), a lot of funny themes, I even had time to present the nicest bits to Eduard from the movie Predator (1987).
I am waiting for Eduard's post, maybe he discovers something more interesting than me, HERE

NO underpants were harmed in this photo session.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

From my personal collection, and one of my favorite personal sample, quartz crystals grown together and underneath an almost perfect pyrite crystal. Dimension: 3cm x 4 cm. Stack of 11 images.