Sunday, December 17, 2017


The final event in the Ottawa Welcomes The World series was on the first of December, with Romania as its subject.

Blouses In Bloom was the title for a series of photographs hung here promoting traditional textile craftsmanship in Romania. Photographer Alexandru Zainea and actress Laura Cosoi collaborated for these.

Also on display were art and artisan goods, as well as food and tourism information about the country. 

Among the panels were a series of photographs of St. Matthew Romanian Orthodox Church, which is out in the west end. I shall have to seek it out at some point.

I finish with a view of people at the event. I thoroughly enjoyed attending these embassy events throughout the year. They were informative, educational, and inspired thoughts of travel to the far corners of the world.


  1. You have and have had lovely photos in different events and places.
    Wish you a lovely Christmas time
    By the way, I like a lot your header.

  2. Hello, wonderful exhibit. I love the photography. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week!

  3. You've made a nice and colorful finale of it.

  4. @Orvokki: I really enjoyed these events. I should have started photographing earlier in the series.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Tom: they were eye catching.

    @Jan: I thought the last of the whole series made a sensible finish to my coverage of it too.

  5. They have very ornate patterns in their art. Beautiful.

  6. I really enjoyed those photos of the lady in the different blouses.

  7. The traditional clothing is beautiful.

  8. How shamefully different things south of your border are! Alas

  9. A wonderful exhibit! Well done, William.

  10. @Red: they do indeed.

    @Sharon: I did as well.

    @RedPat: it was a fitting end to the series over the year.

    @Marleen: I think so too.

    @Cloudia: all things will pass, including that so called man infesting your country.

    @Bill: thanks!

  11. And your photos help bridge the distance.

  12. This looks like a lovely exhibit. I'm always keen to see clothing and textiles. And a bit of Romanian ancestry helps fuel interest, too.

  13. Beautiful images. I do like the blouses.

  14. Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
    To me it looks a bit like Greek style, but I have never been to Romania, so perhaps they have some of the same traditions, like we have in Scandinavia.

  15. I really like you photo up at the heading of your blog.

  16. Wonderful photography of a very informative event ~

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  17. Love the ladies costumes.

    All the best Jan

  18. Very interesting event. If only we have these events here. I would like to have a closer look at the garments.

  19. Great exhibition. Thank you for sharing.

  20. @Cloudia: you're welcome.

    @Mari: thanks!

    @Kay: I was fascinated.

    @MB: they stood out.

    @Gunn: it's getting to the same part of Europe- southeastern, so there'd be some cross cultural influences down through the centuries.

  21. @Whisk: I thought so!

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Jan: so did I.

    @Nancy: I enjoyed this series.

    @Klara: you're welcome.