Meet Constantine

Besides beautiful landscapes, Romania also has beautiful souls.

I visited the country to film for the Western Union’s award-winning #LiveMore #ShareMore series and met Constantine, a 79 years old merchant proud of being working at the same stall for over half a century!  She sells fruits and vegetables and many of the people that she met either passed away or moved to other countries to pursue a better life.

I loved the way she dressed and the warm tone of her voice while talking about a niece that relocated to Ireland and would rarely visit her nowadays.

-No her fault – she tries to justify while organising carrots in a bowl – it is a far, far way place, isn’t it? She said I should go there one day to visit her, but I am afraid of airplanes.

Constantine could not understand, at first, why we wanted to photography someone that has been there for a long time and no one seemed to have ever noticed. In the end we managed to overcome the language barrier.

-It’s gonna rain, don’t get a cold! – Constantine warns the crew before we leave. I look at the sky and don’t see any cloud that can back up that information, so I assume it must be a sort of Romanian tradition to say that. Less than a hour later, we were all looking for umbrellas.


Author: Marcio Delgado
A Journalist, speaker and a Content Producer working with brands and publications in the UK and Latin America.

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