Csíkszereda Musings

My life in and around Csíkszereda, also known as Miercurea Ciuc.

7/7/7 in pictures

Posted by Andy Hockley on 7 July, 2007

A photo post, hot off the camera (as ever, clicking on any of these will bring them up to a more viewable size)

First off a couple of shots of a bunch of Szekelys being Szekelyish. Today is the “Ezer Szekely Leany” festival (1000 Szekely girls). I’m not really sure what happens in this festival, because I think I’ve been away each at the relevant time of year previously, but they did some kind of dancing and wandering around in traditional costume stuff in the square and then all trotted off to Csiksomlyo for the main event, which we may, if time permits, go and check out later.

Chauffeurs waiting for their clients

Some of the eponymous Szekely girls

The Zsögöd contingent with ineffective camouflage

Enough with the Szekely girls and onto some shots of the town, that may or may not be of interest.

This appeared in town the other day:
A touch screen tourist information thingy, with a webcam and email facility and apparently wireless internet access if you sit near it. In Csikszereda. What on earth is going here? Anyone would think we were in Europe.

I’ve been meaning to take a picture of this shop window for months now.
A shop that apparently sells kitsch rubbish and knick knacks (or “Tchotchkis” as I’ve heard them called – spelling unknown), along with costumes recovered from the film sets of 1970s porn films. Who is going to buy that outfit, I wonder to myself every time I pass the shop. Yes, you’re not mistaken, the black bits are kind of PVC vinyl. It’s strangely fascinating to me, and I find myself spellbound by it everytime I pass.

One of those monuments that has recently caused such trouble in Estonia


The big cultural event of the moment in town. people are being bussed in from all over Transylvania to see these paintings in the castle to which this poster is affixed.

Tomatoes with nipples, as mentioned here

And a couple more random pictures.


And, finally, for no reason whatsoever, not that I need one, Paula on the phone talking to her broker.

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4 Responses to “7/7/7 in pictures”

  1. Marshall said

    At least Paula’s happy with her broker.

    In English, the Yiddish word is transliterated “Tchotchke.” I note Yiddish is an officially recognized language in Sweden, Netherlands, and Moldova.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tchotchke

    Cute tomatoes, too!

  2. Ada said

    Wow, she’s cute. And big. And did I mention cute?

  3. Aurora said

    Hey, I pass by that store every week-end and I always ask myself “I wonder how much do they sell in a week?” 🙂

  4. Angus said

    Kezia likes talking to her broker too – sometimes she won’t even talk to me on the real phone because she is too busy talking to me on her toy phone!

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