This is Piaţa Muzeului, the centre of one of the nicest areas of Cluj-Napoca, which I found to be one of the nicest cities of Romania. At one end of the oblong square is the National History Museum of Transylvania, at the other end is a 15th century Franciscan church, mainly used by the city's Hungarian community.
Cluj-Napoca is the second largest city of Romania and has a relaxed, cosmopolitan atmosphere, largely due to the presence of tens of thousands of university students from near and afar. Among other things I saw quite a number of Indian and Chinese restaurants, which I didn't expect to find here.
You can see a close-up of the young musicians on the bench in a workshop.
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dkmurphys (50808) 2013-01-12 7:25
Very beautiful scene from the old part of Cluj. I like the atmosphere and the colors. Well taken!
saxo042 (37596) 2013-01-12 7:41
Egentligen en ganska typisk bild från ditt arkiv. En alldeles vanlig gatubild, med folk som inte har en aning om att de blir fotograferade. Här ser man grupper av människor, inbegripna i sina privata världar. Man ser också många gamla intressanta byggnader i bakgrunden. Detta är verkligen den typ av bilder som TE är till för, detta är ju precis ett sådant bidrag som alla här borde vara. Här kan man ju definitivt lära sig något om världen! Extrabilden är ju också mycket bra.
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-01-12 8:07
A nice encapsulation of daily life in Cluj, Gert - well seen, with plenty of different activities and sights, good documentation of the architecture, and nice bright colors (especially the reds, which really pop out here).
I also very much like the shot of the musicians - I might like it even a bit more than the main shot, actually. Well framed and full of life as these three try to spread their music and earn a few extra in the process. Thanks for both!
Tigerlily (3107) 2013-01-12 8:12
excellently captured image. I especially like the people 'walking into' the frame. it is a comfortable place.. nice atomosphere.. It seemed that this was the most 'cosy' place without pain you have ever been..:-D, but I'm not sure the musicians could get much...:-D
pajaran (53757) 2013-01-12 8:35
Dobar dan, popodne.
Lep pogled na trg sa ljudima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje sa lepim secanjem na posetu Rumuniji.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
A nice view of the square, with people ...
A good time recording, sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good content and composition, well demonstrated.
Good evening and all the best with the beautiful memories of the visit to Romania.
SNOOP_Chan (4361) 2013-01-12 8:42
Hello gert, a very nice image here. You captured very well this moment in time. Everybody seems lost in their thoughts. Good saturation of the colors and good sharpness also. Well done!
eldancer1 (30122) 2013-01-12 9:23
Very nice documentation of the daily life of people in a town square. I like scene which shows people going about their business. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
mesutilgim (87436) 2013-01-12 9:57
Hello dear Gert,
Another nice capture from Cluj.
I have been once to Cluj, but unfortunately didn't have the chance to visit this beautiful place.
It's typical central European architecture and layout.
Simple, nice and quite calming effect.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Fis2 (88103) 2013-01-12 12:55
Good reportorial shot.
Excellent colors and sharpness.
I like this daily life shot.
ourania (34545) 2013-01-12 13:16
I like very much this composition that gives us a great perspective into the square, the picturesque neighbouring buildings and the people who hang out there. There's superb depth and clarity and the colourful facades make a delightful scenery filling all the space to the left of the tree in the upper half of the frame. We are able to observe the people and their individuality, it's so interesting that you found and captured so many different types of people, attitudes and realationships. I like very much the perspective and smiles of the musicians in your workshop picture. Congratulations and thank you!
I recently stood for a little while at a central square in Athens, looked around at the people and setting and took a few shots. It was unusual for me and exciting, I'm looking forward to another chance.
All the best, have a lovely Sunday,
Sonata11 (33426) 2013-01-12 13:31
very beautiful composition of daily life scene wonderfully executed. Beautiful colors, sharpness, clarity, fantastic POV and DOF as well. Great job. Thanks for sharing.
Warm regards and have a great WE,
abmdsudi (44968) 2013-01-12 18:43
Cleverly observed and composed of a rather relaxed city square with historic feel to this. Loads of interest to explore in such a simple daily life; the architectural details of the receding pastel buildings on the left is nicely offsetting by the lush tree on the right. There are bags of interesting elements filling the frame for excellent impact and obviously the crowd getting about their everyday activity that make this shot alive and indeed is essential part to make the story.
This is particularly descriptive, a charming sght in balmy summer day and this really does encapsulate the typical locale, a spectacle full of wonderful colors having two very prominent characters, the strength of this shot, and the gaze catch my eye being the obvious focus putting this totally into perspective. It's always difficult to get that decisive moment in situation like this and to turn into something which the viewer can get without too much thought. It takes a lot of practice to get your eye in, you did it well here. Really evocative shot, a wonderful insight and you have sucessfully conveyed the feel of this splendid and relaxed old place. Excellent observational image and timely shot. Hats off!
Nicou (126490) 2013-01-12 21:27
quelle scčne de rue superbe avec les personnages qui marchent, le personnages assis le beau pavage au sol fantastique.
Bravo et amitié
Graal (99180) 2013-01-13 3:27
I like the calm mood and peaceful atmosphere here. An interesting reportage, good shots, also in WS. Place and photos I like.
Have a nice day.
bayno (18344) 2013-01-13 11:35
Ciao Gert, very dinamic scene with many subject but there is not any disturb...
perfect framning...every one do somethingh different...maybe only the lady with green shirt notice you...
nice colors and sharp, good dept for appreciate every details....
my best regards,
macjake (59006) 2013-01-13 13:53
I love this photo.
Romania has certainly peeked my interest, I really don't know what to expect from this country - guess I'll have to check it out myself one day.
and as you say, seeing Indian and Chinese restaurants fits that theory.
I enjoy the color and style of the architecture, and yes, the people certainly add 'life', sorry for the pun :)
interesting take here
anel (563) 2013-01-14 4:41
That's just life. I like this kind of pictures showing people just like they are, no pose..
Beautiful place, colorful houses, a nice protecting tree.
Very well seen.
marabu61 (9081) 2013-01-14 6:59
A very pleasing and informal street scene. Everybody, from the two men walking by to the mother and daughter on the bench to the musicians, look so relaxed in this charming square with some great old houses around it.
kasianowak (7321) 2013-01-14 11:44
Delightful street scene with great composition in spite of the fact that the subjects were moving. Very good presentation of the relaxed atmosphere of this wonderful city.
wolf38 (31282) 2013-01-14 23:31
Hello Gert. A beautiful photo of everyday life in this city. Everything goes its peaceful course. People enjoy their lives. Especially on the big squares meet people. The tree with benches deen was formerly everywhere tradition - especially for adolescents.
Informative text. I know the city only because of the airport. From here we continued towards Maramures.
emka (82758) 2013-01-14 23:52
Hi Gert, i remember well Cluj but not this place exactly. Nice photo with many different scenes, elderly men walking, youth playing guitar, girls chatting. Pleasant relaxing atmosphere, excellent natural colours.
Was the Korvin monument near the cathedral when you were there?
Sergiom (64155) 2013-01-15 6:14
Une trčs belle scčne de la vie quotidienne en Roumanie. Il y a beaucoup d'histoires ā inventer en regardant tous ces gens qui semblent tous dans de petites bulles protectrices.
npecanhuk (68280) 2013-01-15 14:44
Very interesting and attractive street photograph!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, squarish format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
kato (11630) 2013-01-15 18:54
You're capturing well this daily life scene by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle that in which local residents have taken rest in the open space. A certain person is resting on the bench. A certain person is playing music. And, a certain person is walking, having a pleasant chat. It has projected the peaceful daily life well. And, it's impressive in the row of old houses.
kordinator (19616) 2013-01-16 1:14
Excellent daily life scene from this Museum square.
Fantastic colors,sharpness and composition.
nikkitta (15824) 2013-01-16 18:44
A very good and interesting street scene, plenty of calm and relax and music, it seems
What I like the more are the two men walking and talking in a quiet way
Did you manage to see which book one of them is carrying?
fabbs99 (16803) 2013-01-16 23:09
Great way to spend your leisure time at this site.You have covered the scene with a gentle touch which makes it looks special and not mundane.Well done.
Angshu (56406) 2013-01-17 3:03
Everyone seems to have time...there's no hurry visible & its a picture of relaxation everywhere. There's a lot to see, lots of expressions to check & the scene has been well framed with the tree. Good light & details. Nice work!
adores (39286) 2013-01-17 16:44
Seems a little square, but so full of life!It must be a good meeting point for the different generations! Well framed, with these two men passing in foreground. The architecture of the houses is also very interesting!
ebingul (1928) 2013-01-27 15:14
What a lovely and warm daily life shot.Very good composition and framing.Nice POV,DOF,colours and clarity are also worth mentioning.
TFS and best regards.
Miguel82 (25569) 2013-07-23 1:05
I like the presentation of that central plazza of Cluj,
I can observe daily life in that place and people
Great contribution Gert
aliabazari (16050) 2014-08-02 21:10
Nice shot of daily life. I love it. Exposure was very good resolution. Thanks