Posted in Travel

B. B.

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Cu privirea atintita hotarat asupra strazilor din Bucuresti vazute din satelit, cateva poze si picturi m-au aruncat pe o strada din Bacau, oras natal al unui coleg de-al meu.

In capitala am ajuns de nenumarate ori, insa la Bacau niciodata. Asta daca nu punem la socoteala (suna mai bine “luam in calcul”?) trecerea cu trenul prin.

Momentan afisez doua poze din Bucuresti, disponibile in telefon. Cand voi avea din Bacau, voi pune si de acolo.

De la Bucuresti la Bacau. B. B.


My eyes were roaming the streets of Bucharest as seen from satellite, when a bunch of photos and paintings sent me straight on a street in Bacau, the birthplace of one of my colleagues.

I’ve been many times in the main city of Romania, yet never in Bacau. And this is if we do not count one time when passing through by train.

I am displaying two recent photos from Bucharest, available in my phone’s photo gallery. I’ll display some from Bacau when I’ll have some.

From Bucharest to Bacau. B. B.


Posted in Movie, Music

Tonya Kay

Last time, an actor liked one of my posts here on Three Years After. I am not a native English speaker, so my posts are usually reduced to their essence. Erik Conover besides being an actor, is also a writer, so the entries on his website not only telling stories, but they are life lessons full of details and worth reading advice.

A few days ago, an artists in my Google + circles, Brion Verkler, posted a golden painting showing a burlesque performer.

Tonya Kay by Brion Verkler
Tonya Kay by Brion Verkler; (c) 2014

Used with Brion Verkler‘s permission.

Then, yesterday, it happened to read a post about the gratitude shown by an actress to Brion for asking her permission in order to use one of her photos published in a magazine as an inspiration for a painting! She is a:

pure renegade actress, danger artist, and raw vegan Chaote

as stated on her website. Her name is Tonya Kay, a name that I would like to see in the starring lists of new movies!

Tonya Kay
Goldie Hawn “Laugh In” tribute shoot! Photography Melissa Schwartz of vGirls/vGuys. Styling by Mitzi Spallas. Graphics by Stephen Newell. #pinup #bikini 19-Mar-2013 18:31, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D4, 3.2, 70.0mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 2500

Photo used with Tonya Kay‘s permission.

It seems that a new generation of actors began to take shape, and I see here both Tonya and Erik!

Inspired by one of the original messages displayed on Tonya’s body, “Wild Thang“, I will end this post with The Troggs’ Wild Thing. Enjoy!

Posted in Literature, Movie, Music

A Room with a View

I’ve “landed” on this movie with Helena Bonham Carter, A Room with a View (the adaptation of E.M. Forster homonym novel), a few years ago, not by chance, but by searching a few lines.

A few lines that have drawn my attention while listening to Dream Theater’s Space Dye Vest.

I am talking about George Emerson’s (Julian Sands) lines:

He’s the sort who can’t know anyone intimately, least of all a woman. He doesn’t know what a woman is. He wants you for a possession, something to look at, like a painting or an ivory box. Something to own and to display. He doesn’t want you to be real, and to think and to live. He doesn’t love you. But I love you. I want you to have your own thoughts and ideas and feelings, even when I hold you in my arms. It’s our last chance…

There’s a nice description of the novel on goodreads:

One of E. M. Forster’s most celebrated novels, “A Room With a View” is the story of a young English middle-class girl, Lucy Honeychurch.

And here’s the movie sequence with the quote above: Lying to George.

Director: James Ivory

This blog post is an improved version of an older one published on Sleepless Bobby.