Don’t take NONSTOP-signs too literally. Everybody, who has ever stood in front of a closed non-stop-bar or restaurant, knows what I am thinking of. My favourite part-time NonStop place is in Bucharest at Piaţa Gemeni, the Twin Market. The bright “NonStop” neon sign in fact just wants to let us know that this restaurant serves chicken or Ciorba de Burta only very late into the evening.


Some people say the notion NonStop sounds very dynamic, even progressive. The total freedom of a 24/7 shopping regime must be the dream of every advocate of our coming global consumer and service society. Others object that the concept of Nonstopism is – at least – ambiguous. To act non-stop, without breaks, might be a hard kind of choice we have to make. To take a rest, to restart in order to change patterns and to have some space in between things relates to the needs of humans much better.

NonStop around the bloc

Our new updated rumours explore features from around the bloc that go uninterrupted. The magazine Plotki is focussed on Eastern Europe, a region where you can still find long distance trains that go for days – a phenomenon that was suspended on western rails as part of rationalisation measures.

Berlin-Moscow, Prague-Bucharest, Budapest-Istanbul…don’t stop… but take a slow motion train ride with us, climb inside the Plotki NonStop carriage on the circle line through Eastern Europe…

Resist sleeping in Praha and stay awake with Bob [shoot speed kill light], be nonstop in motion and enter the [endless stairs], experience a nonstop day out in the streets of Bucharest [exit sounds from the asphalt world] or [try to slow life] on a bus ride to Tirana. Find out about never ending poetry [task of the month – june winners], take a look into the inside of an always rotating kaleidoscop [glittering.rotation] and be part of the PLOTKI nonstop travelling photo album [bewegte bilder]. Watch the neon signs never being switched off [neon non stop], go on a [nonstop quest] for water towers in Bucharest or find out about the street life of Olso [I can’t speak Norwegian].

More or less coincidentally, this new issue comes straight after last months “Break“, that was a new start for Plotki. We want to keep the show rolling continuously. As always, Plotki is open for new ideas and people. Comments are welcome as well. Write to contact(at)plotki.net

Felix Wolf


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