Romania in the early seventies
Town life


Grocery shop in Negreşti-Oaş


Orphanage kitchen in Turnu Roşu

Summer in Sighet

Lottery stand, Dacia and Skoda cars as first prize. Moldova.

Progress quantified in Haţeg

After the finals in Sighet

Sighet main street

Pillory - my most shocking experience at the time. Good and bad examples are shown to the public. When I took this picture people hurried away from me. See detail below.

The poor woman is shown as an example of a bad mother, doing other "activities" than properly raising her children. "Would you like to have a look? Go and see for yourself!" Name and address were provided, but masked here of course (as well as her eyes) - she might still live there.

On one of my very first days in Romania I was given this place as a room to stay for as long as I liked. Sheer, overwhelming hospitality. This is at the back of the house of the (Hungarian) owner, in Sighet.

Main street in Vişeul, Maramureş.

Negreşti Oaş

Sibiu. Cafés and restaurants were always very simple.

At the back, a café visitor is fined, possibly for shouting something disagreeable. This was stealthily being discussed by the men at the foreground. Cîmpulung de Argeş.

Sibiu centre