Sunday, August 26, 2007

Home, sweet home

I finally got home to Romania a few days ago and I spent the week-end in Vama Veche, a popular place at the seaside.

Checking out their tan.

Scanning the beach.

Dancing on the beach.

Sunday, August 05, 2007


Chris sleeps on the bus. He has been on the streets for seven days. Last night at 12, his bar expired and he was allowed back in Tent City.
Chris looks at Tent City from the outside, an experience he says helps him understand this community better and prevent him from repeating mistakes. A few hours before his bar expired, he walked Amber back to Tent City, but was not allowed to get too close.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Heavenly dog

A dog looks out from the back of a car in a street in Seattle.


I have a feeling that this is turning into a story about Chris, in which Amber plays a significant role, rather than a story about their relationship.

Sunday afternoon, Chris got kicked out of Tent City for seven days, for not reporting a camper that had parked his truck behind the camp (which is not allowed because of liability issues). He's been on the streets ever since.

Chris looks for a blanket outside a donation shop. The storage areas behind places like Good Will or Salvation Army (where people donate their stuff and the profits go to different benefits) are a good resource for homeless people to find stuff that helps them survive harsh conditions.

Chris rests on a bench in a bus stops and reacts when he recalls how he got kicked out for what he says is protecting other people.

Looking for a dry blanket behind a Value Village store.

He lights a cigarette while holding a blanket that he found outside a trailer behind the Value Village store.

Chris tries to force the door of an abandoned house, where he thought might be a good place to sleep. The door was secured with a couch from the other side, but not long later Chris managed to get into another abandoned house through a window.

Chris takes a short break from what he calls his scan (looking for useful stuff on the streets or for possible places to spend the night) in a gang where he used to hang out.