Sunday, June 29, 2008


On the way back from the Tanzcafe (Dance Coffeeshop), where Pelvis was hanging on a wall, I saw this plastic model combing her hair.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Considered the top contender for the European title by most sports journalists, the Netherlands were sent home last night after an amazing performance by the Russian team. The match was in Basel, Switzerland, so I went to the Fanzone in Vienna to photograph the supporters.

* Russians watching the game, celebrating
* Dutch lady in a square in Vienna, after the game

Spaniard Ghost

As I was walking down a street in Vienna, at 4 in the morning, this Spaniard suddenly stuck his head out the window and urged me to sing with him. Freaky.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Part 2: Vienna

Romania got knocked-out of Euro2008, so the only Romanians who advanced in the tournament are the journalists. I changed my headquarters to Vienna, where I'll hopefully photograph two quarter-finals, one semi-final and the final. And plenty of fans, obviously. It's such an upgrade to be in the same city where the matches/fans are (in Switzerland the closest stadium was about 100km away from my hotel, so I had to commute each day).

Yesterday I walked around Vienna a little bit, snapping pictures here and there, mostly in the fan zones (Germany beat Portugal last night).

Friday, June 13, 2008

Croatian Celebration

Croatia beat Germany 2-1 to take the lead in group B.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ronaldo. Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal beat the Czech Republic 3-1. Cristiano Ronaldo lived up to expectations.

Fan Day

Another day with no games in my area. I walked around Zurich with a friend, photographing supporters in Fan Zones and bars. We ended up in a place called Coyote Bar, where the game was seasoned with pole dancers (not only professional *5, but also wasted amateurs *6).

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Romania vs. France

Our team had their first game yesterday against France. A lame 0-0. The fans where great though.

Sunday, June 08, 2008


I got no credentials for the opening games, so I hung out in the Fan Zones, places with giant screens that were built up for people who couldn't get any tickets. Switzerland lost to The Czech Republic. Turkey lost to Portugal. Same score: 1-0. CAPTION CORRECTION: Portugal won 2-0 (thanks, PJ!).

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Football Ads

Two kids pass by an ad in Zurich. Business owners in Zurich have adapted to the football fever, so wherever you turn your head there's some sort of football related ads.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008


A woman walks by in Zurich's shopping district.

Monday, June 02, 2008


A plane carrying the Romanian national team pulls in on a runway in Altenrhein, Switzerland, as two fire trucks throw water on it.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

First Stop: Budapest

After driving for about 10 hours, I decided along with my colleague, Mediafax reporter Andrei Mazurchievici, to stop in Budapest for the night. Found a cheap (but surprisingly nice) hostel and took a neighbourhood tour. We came across a very crowded outdoor club that had live music then dropped by a wine festival, before heading back to base.
* EtnoRom performs on stage inside Godor Klub
* people walking in a pool of water on the glass ceiling of Godor Klub
* a man shows the effects of efficient wine tasting at the Badacsonyi Borfesztival