charming buildings. rickety balconies. charmingly chipping paint. rugs hung out to air. tangled power lines. old cars hanging together with tape and a prayer.
tucked away in the courtyards, lively restaurants filled with music, balkan wine, laughing people, the smell of grilled meat. but on the streets, empty parks with unlabeled displays of ancient grandeur.
a mix of modern and old. left up to the beholder to assign meaning. on display yet seemingly abandoned in the middle of it all.
that's where i long to go and imagine my own stories.
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these photos were taken in constanta, romania in june 2006.