Saturday, 4 August 2007


Imagini din Tiglarie
Cartierul Tiglaria din Dumbraveni, judetul Sibiu, arata ca o gura stricata. Locul se cheama Tiglarie, de la fosta fabrica de tigle ce se afla aici.Casele acoperite cu ciolofan au peretii rosi, mancati ca de vreo molima necunoscuta a cladirilor.

Images from Tiglarie

The neighborhood Tiglarie in Dumbraveni, Sibiu, looks like a broken mouth.The place is called Tigalarie, from the old tile (Tiglarie-tilery) factory located in the area. The houses are sheltered from storms with plastic raps have red walls that look like they have been eaten by a strange plague.

Daca il intrebi pe Nicolae Varga cu ce se ocupa, ridica din umeri si spune ca sta."Eu sunt instalator.N-am calificare, da am invatat meseria de la cineva. Da nu gasim de munca. Lucram cu ziua pe la oameni",se plange Nicolae
Uneori mai canta cu copiii la "biserica" din cartier: o casa unde se tin slujbe protestante .Bate la tobe, sa-i ajute Dumnezeu.
Singura speranta a lui Nicolae nu mai este munca, ci doi dintre copiii lui care acum traiesc in Statele Unite.I-a dat spre adoptie in "91. Isi tot suceste mintile sa gaseasca cum sa dea de ei. "Ma tan ei minte , cum nu! Pai, sangele tiganesc, tiganesc ramane! Doar sa afle sa ne ajute si pe noi".

text Andrei Udisteanu

If you ask Nicolae Varga what does he do for a living, he shrugs his shoulders and says that he stays.”I’m a Plummer. I have no qualifications because I learned the trade from somebody else. But we can’t find work. We work for some people, never contracted.”, laments Nicolae.

Sometimes he sings with the children at the neighborhood’s church: a house where protestant sermons are given. He plays the drums, so that God may help him. The only hope Nicolae has, is no longer his own work, but his 2 sons that now live in the United States He gave them for adoption in ’91. He now twists and turns to find ways to find them.”Ma tan ei minte, how could it not! As for the gipsy blood, it stays gipsy! Only if they knew about us, so that they would help”.


Anonymous said...

asa ceva ar trebui sa dispara de pe suprafata pamantului!

sorin antonescu said...

Ar trebui sa fi mai explicit. Ce anume sa dispara?