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Bucharest, Romania
Hello, I am a woman who is writing, living and travelling in Europe, trying to make the most from her life without destroying anything. Mother, wife, employer, lover of fine things, art and culture. Things have been modernized over the last 10 years throughout the world - I haven't.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Winter Has Come !

It has been raining in the last 24 hours and the south of Romania is now covered in snow.
This is the old house across the street- I see it every day when I walk by and I have always loved it. This is what it looks like today:

This is another splendour - a corner house representative for the late 19th century architecture. Unfortunately, just like the one across my house it should be carfully renovated...

Well,  these are some old oak trees .
I wonder how many generations of children have walked by it , just like I did it as a young little girl.

Finally, a perfect proof of the saying: " The way to hell is paved with good intentions'. The peole who bought this house wanted to fix it and make it a " modern" thing.... How horrible this one looks painted in lime and without its original plaster moulding , you can see from the picture below.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Gloomy Road to Slatina (or Hell )

Travelling in the southern Romania ,in a cold february afternoon.
I was going to visit the city of Slatina, Olt County . The roads were  empty, with a void, almost Russian atmosphere which was very strange since this part of the country is usually crowded, sunny and friendly. Alas, the day these photos were shot the gloomy air made the whole place hard to recognise. We felt like in a Nikita Mihalkov movie.

Still, it was beautiful and dark, in a dangerous ,  frightening way I will alawys remember ... This is part of my southern Romania. I was born here and I love this place.

the Ugly and the Dirty ... Centrally Located

Grafittis on Stirbei Voda Boulevard in Bucharest, the capital caity of Romania. Once a former cleaning and ironing shop, the building got closed althogh it's located in the very center. Someone decided it should be 'transformed'with grafitti paint. This is the ground floor. The upper floors remained untouched by colour. It is hard to say if this is a case of "beauty assasination" or a mere way of turning gray stone into something alive.What is for sure is that among the other normal houses the former cleaning shop stands out.