Auschwitz – Birkenau. When People were not Humans

Auschwitz-Birkenau. When People were not Humans

the book is now online, in two versions:

Print edition: https://www.amazon.com/Auschwitz-Birkenau-When-People-Humans/dp/109313724X

eBook edition: https://www.amazon.com/Auschwitz-Birkenau-When-People-Humans-ebook/dp/B07QMWC92L

Here is a sample of the book, with few pictures:

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Castles, Citadels and Fortresses in Transylvania

Photography:

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Photography of several beautiful ‘Castles, Citadels and Fortresses in Transylvania’: Dracula’s Castle (Bran), Rasnov, Prejmer, Brasov, Rupea, Saschiz, Sighisoara, Targu Mures, Teleki (Gornesti), Kemeny (Brancovenesti), Fagaras, Brukenthal (Avrig), Sibiu, Corvin (Hunedoara), Deva, Alba Iulia.

Enjoy!

Scriitorul n-a dormit!

Chiar dacă m-am concentrat mai mult pe artistul fotograf din mine, scriitorul va ieși în curînd la iveală: noul meu roman,

Primii Pași. Luptă. Iubește. Plîngi. Speră

apare în curînd la Editura Eikon. Așa de curînd încît o să prindă și Bookfest-ul de luna asta (24-28 mai)! După, va urma un turneu de lansări – scurte și la obiect, respectiv lectura cîtorva fragmente plus sesiune de autografe – un tur de forță în întreaga țara, așa cum se face în lumea bună a cărților, în care vom intra și noi. Acest roman merită tot acest efort, am mare încredere că va fi apreciat la justa sa valoare!

O să revin în curînd cu detalii concrete despre lansarea de la #Bookfest, care va fi cel mai probabil sîmbătă. Stay tuned!

Moshe Idel Ia Iași despre „Alchimie și Cabală” și „Ioan Petru Culianu” — @ntonesei’s blog

Profit de linkurile postate de Liviu Antonesei, pentru a le promova si eu aici!

Poate vă amintiți că la începutul lui aprilie marele specialist în filosofia și religia ebraică a fost la Iași unde a acoperit un program intens și interesant. Poate unii dintre Dvoastră ați și participat la evenimnete sau o parte din ele. Din păcate, eu atunci îm fost indisponibil din motivele care se tot manifestă de […]

via Moshe Idel Ia Iași despre „Alchimie și Cabală” și „Ioan Petru Culianu” — @ntonesei’s blog

Catching the Wind

I wanted to see the wind, to catch it in a picture! This is actually a bloomed chestnut in front of my window, in a windy day. I used long expose time to seize the movement, to “catch” the wind. I like the result, so I want to share it with you. Available on canvas and photo paper @saatchiart  (click on the photo):

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Bettel, not so funny!

Maybe Xavier Bettel (Prime Minister of Luxembourg for those who – like me 🙂 – I must confess my ignorance – didn’t know who Bettel is) though he was funny, but he wasn’t… At least people in the crowd were sincere, they were happy to take a picture with the… ups, I almost said it, so: with the President of France (for those who doesn’t care: Emmanuel Macron).

But I must say, I am soooooo happy politicians amuse themselves while people are being fooled every single day (for example, with a hundred or two of something)…

Bettel_Macron

 

Holocaust Remembrance Day – Yom HaShoah

“Never forget! Never again!”

From today, the Hardcover Edition in the memory of the victims:

Auschwitz-Birkenau

When People were not Humans

with dust-cover, printed on matte photo paper by Blurb, is available on Amazon:

Auschwitz - Birkenau

Also, 2019 March of the Living could be seen here.

Can we save Venice?

When I read news like this: Venice will be under water by 2100, I think: we must save Venice! Can we? YES, we can! I always think big, but this is bigger than me, and every individual. But together we can do it. We did the impossible: we walked on the Moon, we sent Voyager to the edge of Solar System, we took a photo of a Black Hole! I have big ideas, but my voice is small, so I need voices that are heard, like leaders, actors, activists, politicians, journals and magazines, CEOs and so on. These are just some examples:

@sciencemagazine

@nature

@NatGeo

@WWF

@TEDTalks

@guardianscience

@sciam

@CNN

@euronews

@Britannica

@Telegraph

@BBCRealityCheck

@BarackObama

@BillGates

@JeffBezos

@elonmusk

@iamjohnoliver

@AngelaMerkeICDU

@GiuseppeConteIT

@JunckerEU

@EmmanuelMacron

@LuigiBrugnaro

@TheEllenShow

and many many more!

So here is my idea (it is a crazy idea like all great ideas: some people will laugh at first, but brilliant people will realize it is feasible): while we continue and intensify the efforts towards reduce pollution, gas emission and so on, together we could also

BUILD A SEA!

Why won’t we build a new sea, or more? With our forces together this will be easier than it sounds, with the use of our modern equipment, big machines and smart people!

So, we will first dig a big hole – my first thought was a desert (just think of Sahara), or an arid zone, but if it is not suitable I’m sure our brilliant scientists will figure out perfect place(s) for this. There are also many natural craters or human made holes that could possibly be used. If we’ll use a desert, we can take the sand from it and also help the beaches in need. Then we’ll use pumps day by day, year after year, to suck the right volume of water from the Mediterranean Sea and the Oceans, transport it and fill the hole(s) with it, and create – first – Venice Sea, then New York Sea, and Sidney Sea, or any coastal city’s Sea. It is not easy, but as a famous president said once, we have to do it ‘not because they are easy, but because they are hard.’ And most importantly, because if we don’t do it, Venice, and many other cities will be under water soon. Or we could start now and save them, together!

If this will go well, then I will share my idea (even crazier but also feasible) on how to produce electricity to have plenty of it, for every city of this world – our home, our only world!

#united #savevenice #wewillbuildasea #oneworld #climate #environment

 

Home is where your heart is…

Home is where your heart is… and my heart is with my family!

I testify the truth of this saying… I used to live in so many houses: I grew up in Agnita (Transylvania), I spent my youth and found my love in Cluj-Napoca, then I moved with her and my first kid in Brasov, where my second son was born. I lived alone in Philadelphia, U.S. for 11 months, in Groningen, Holland for 4, in Zurich, Switzerland 9 months, and now I live in Essen, Germany for 7 months already. So I don’t know where my house is, but for sure my home is with my family. And there is no better picture – although I didn’t have a professional or a fancy camera – than this one which is still my favorite, with my kid embracing the birds, the lake, the air, everything! When we were so happy because we were together, the entire family, and we could feed the birds, smile at the sun, and feel the joy of life. All I want is those moments to come back: that is my Home!

This is a photo I submitted on National Geographic, “yourshot” section, and it can be seen and probably voted there (click on the photo):

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