15 mars 2009

Matilda...

It is with great sadness that I heard last night of the passing of Matilda Caragiu Maroteanu, the sister of the actor Toma Caragiu two years her senior on 11th March, aged 82. I met Matilda in November with Brigitte last year for tsuica at her home near Pta Romana. She impressed me so much...I had no idea who I had in front of me at that point. Her sister Jeta (artist and sculptress) was with us for the evening, and Matilda's cute little dog, too, who was devoted to her. I expect he will go live with his aunt Jeta. It was only on... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 22:26 - Permalien [#]

09 mars 2009

Mucenici!

(Photo: Sarah In Romania) Another festival for the month of March - how I love the spring in Romania. As if we aren't spoilt enough by an improvement in the weather, there are so many festivals too, each bringing wonderful stories and colourful heart-warming customs. For those of us who don't have Saints Days (like me), La Multi Ani for 9th March! Mucenici is the feast of the 40 Martyrs (Mucenici), soldiers in the Roman army during the reign of Emperor Licinius (308-324) who were tortured and executed (burnt alive and then chucked... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 23:18 - Permalien [#]