Friday, May 20, 2011

International AIDS Remembrance Day

Some of the quilts, designed for victims of AIDS.
 Last Sunday I went to Timisoara to participate at an AIDS Remembrance event in Piata Unirii. The event was held to honor those that had passed from AIDS in Romania, and the world. Handmade quilts were made with the names of those that have died, and there was a timer that showed that every 16 seconds, someone in the world dies of complications from AIDS. The night was wrapped up with a night walk to the river where we lit candles and sent them down the river.  It was a beautiful event and I was honored to be apart of  it.
The mega-screen set up in the Piata.

While the event was going on, there was also a public viewing of the Timisoara/Galati soccer game. The game was huge because it determined whether Timi would have a shot at 1st place in the championship. It was a good showing, but Timi lost. :(
The timer showing the number of victims of AIDS.

Loyal Timisoara fans.

 I love the clash of old world Austro-Hungarian architecture with the present day soccer fans.
Candles lit for victims.

Making a human ribbon.

The game is getting dramatic.

This was after Timisoara scored.

Lighting candles and putting them into the river.

Look at all the candles!

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