This is what I tell tourists quite often. Actually, it’s a thing I learned from photography: this kind of attention and curiosity to everything that surrounds us which makes you discover beauty and real (visual) gems in places that seem ordinary. In this aspect, the tour guide and the photographer are similar to an explorer 😉
So when we’re making guided tours of Timisoara we’re trying to point out architectural details and building ornaments that have a story, which reveal a more intimate face of the city, that I often discovered while photographing.
I even started some photo projects on this theme. One of them, which is very dear to me, is “The stone people of Timisoara”, which I hope will become a photo album in the near future. I was so surprised to discovered an entire “population” of men, women, fairies, animals, angels, children, mythological creatures that decorate the buildings of Timisoara.
Here are some of them, that you can meet …if you look up 🙂