Don't worry about the sharpness, Mihai -- I've been told I'm unfocused by many people, so it's not your fault. Actually, I like the first one a lot. I'd love to use that one.

Great work on the interior shots, too. The spinning wheel is just perfect, and the window shots are very appealing.

Thanks for your nice words, David. Please feel free to use the portrait shots as you wish.

The interior shots may seam too dark but I think they are revealing of my state of mind when I took the pictures: overwelmed by the leap-back-in-time feeling and stagnant energy of those places. I'm always disturbed when "our time" interacts with "their time" obviously stopped hundred something years ago. It is a dark thought so here you go...