Mircea Albuţiu – Sulina, end of season
“I still haven’t been in Sulina in the summertime and I think I should go there this summer. In fact, I didn’t linger too much in the city, as I only crossed it in my way to Sfiştofca, the village where I use to spend more time.
I always feel attracted by the six parallel streets of Sulina, and by the other two from the other side of the city, in Prospect.
Each time I discover something else while walking through the city, to the sea and back.
The road to the shipyard passes by a fishery and it reminds me of Andrei Tarkovsky’s films.
Near the marketplace there are a few tables with tiled chess boards where elders often play the game outdoors. This area is somehow in between, the chess tables are situated in the line with the houses separating the first street from the second. An apparently sheltered place, where you can have the illusion of being protected from the wind while still having the view on the riverside.
Sulina is the place where everyone knows everyone and Friday nights the bars are full, especially with young people. In the daytime, motor boats are humming up and down the Danube.” – Mircea Albuţiu