Dec 31, 2009

Trees in Central Park

La Multi Ani!/Happy New Year!

Dec 30, 2009

Dec 29, 2009

Housing development

High-density housing development in Manastur neighborhood.

Dec 27, 2009


Detail of the gothic church on Kogalniceanu street.

Dec 26, 2009


Houses on the banks of the river Somes.

Dec 25, 2009

Mall scene

May the winter holidays bring happiness to you and fulfil your wishes, be they a major purchase or simply enjoying the magic and legends of the season!

Dec 24, 2009


Nativity scene in Union Square.

Dec 23, 2009

Dec 22, 2009

Snow falling

Snow falling on Eroilor Boulevard, by night.

Dec 21, 2009

Santa's new jument

In this ad Santa seems to have replaced his reendeers with the purple cow.

Dec 20, 2009


Ice skating in Union Square.

Dec 19, 2009

Few days before holidays

The heavy snow affected the traffic and the businesses in the city, these days.

Dec 17, 2009

Dec 16, 2009

Winter spectacle

Winter open air spectacle in Unirii Square.

Dec 15, 2009


Snow covered the city this morning.

Dec 14, 2009


Entrance to Euphoria Irish Pub, by night.

Dec 13, 2009


Blocks in Piata Abator zone.

Dec 12, 2009

Dec 11, 2009

Stained glass

Stained glass window in the Cinema Victoria lobby.

Dec 10, 2009


The Manastur Cemetery lays on a hill, in the SW part of the city.

Dec 9, 2009


Chairs by Napoca 15 restaurant.

Dec 8, 2009

Buildings collage

City center buildings collage.

Dec 7, 2009

Legal herbs

This kind of shops where you can buy 'aromatic' plants, seeds and salts (in fact, alternative products to get high) are controversial, but still legal.

Dec 6, 2009

Office building

New office buildings on Frunzisului street.

Dec 5, 2009

Pharmacy Museum

Pharmacy Museum window.

Dec 4, 2009

Abandoned bar

Abandoned terrace bar in Manastur neighborhood, seen in sepia.

Dec 3, 2009


View of the city from the Botanical Garden water tower.

Dec 2, 2009

Muzeului Square

Muzeului Square by night.

Dec 1, 2009


The Benedictine abbey of Kolozsvar-Monostur known today as the Calvaria Church was founded in the 11th century under the rule of the Hungarian kings Bela I and Ladislaus I. In 1508, during the reign of Vladislas II, King of Hungary and Bohemia, it become one of the most important institution of secular instruction in the city. In 1581 Stephen Bathory, Prince of Transylvania and King of Poland transferred the convent to the Jesuits, in relation with the foundation of a university college here. Starting with the 18th century, it functioned as a Roman-Catholic, Greek-Catholic, Greek-Orthodox and again Roman-Catholic church. You can see other details of the same church as previously posted here and here.

Nov 30, 2009


Effects of financial crisis: closed cashpoint.

Nov 29, 2009

Eroilor from Unirii

Eroilor avenue as seen from the Unirii square, by night.

Nov 28, 2009

Facade with balcony

Facade with balcony on Iuliu Maniu street.

Nov 27, 2009

Flower Shop

Flower shop on Universitatii street.

Nov 26, 2009


The +-CLUJ Pilot Center of Architecture opened its creative exhibition for public debate on the city's changing architecture and urbanism.

Nov 25, 2009

Leaden sky

Leaden sky over the city.

Nov 24, 2009

Inner court

Inner court in yellow and green, on Napoca street.

Nov 23, 2009


Greek columns on Avram Iancu street.

Nov 21, 2009


Old and new faces are posted in various places of the city on the occasion of the presidential elections.

Nov 20, 2009

Union Square

Unirii Square at dusk.

Nov 19, 2009

Scale models

These scale models, exhibited in Carturesti bookstore, were some proposals of sustainable architecture and low-energy buildings design.

Nov 18, 2009


Entrance to Escala restaurant by night.

Nov 17, 2009

Roofs and apartments

Roofs and apartments in central area.

Nov 16, 2009

Church detail

Detail of the Calvaria church in Manastur neighborhood.

Nov 15, 2009

Pigeons in M. Viteazu square

Pigeons in Mihai Viteazu Square. This is somehow the opposite view of a previous post.

Nov 14, 2009

House in Gruia

House in Gruia neighborhood.

Nov 13, 2009

Municipal Stadium

The construction of a new stadium is underway, replacing an old one, in the Northern fringe of Central Park. You may see pictures of the project here.