30 novembre 2010

O colectie de Brancusi scoasa la licitatie la Paris, insa statul roman se vaita ca nu are bani sa cumpere

Vaaaaaai..... Ce rusine... Brancusi collection auctioned in Paris, but Romanian state says doesn't have money to buy Bucharest Herald  An embarrassing situation for the Romanian state. A collection of works and personal items Constantin Brancusi left to his heirs, artists Nicoleta Dumitrescu and Alexandru Istrati, believed to be worth between 1.5 million and 2 million Euro, will be auctioned in Paris on November 30, but Minister Kelemen Hunor says the Ministry of Culture doesn't have enough money to... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 18:16 - Permalien [#]

27 novembre 2010

"Bucureştiul are monumentele pe care le merită..."

(Photo: Source) So, it will finally happen on the country's national holiday. Don't the Primaria Municipiului Bucuresti (PMB) or the Ministerul Culturii si Cultelor (MCC) realise how shabbily they have treated the memory of the Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic, the creator of the original statue (see left)? This example of very bad plagiarism is to be placed in the middle of Pta Revolutiei on December 1st despite all the letters (unanswered) and communiqués (also unanswered) from his daughter-in-law Rumiana Mestrovici to the Ministry... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 23:13 - Permalien [#]
27 novembre 2010

A mayor's job?

(Photo source) Of course THIS is old news now and I am doing nothing more than flogging a dead horse, but I have to say that this whole Lahovary-Vanghelie outrage has simply eaten me alive. Hmmm... I look at the last sentence where I have typed Lahovary-Vanghelie and realise how preposterous it is to see those names side by side. Apparently (according to my greatest and most reliable source!), Vanghelie said he had never even heard the name Lahovary and had no idea how to even pronounce it. Hardly a surprise there as (see last post)... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 01:33 - Permalien [#]
26 novembre 2010

Perle de intelepciune vangheliasca

From Bucuresti-News below. You could not have come up with such gems even if you'd spent hours trying. When the mayor of Sector 5 opens his mouth he tries to exploit all vocabulary he has heard with no idea how to actually use it... I give you Marian Vanghelie, ladies and gentlemen:  "Mai are mult până să aibă punc te de vedere asupra la ce spun eu." "La noi, este un partid democrat şi sunt foarte mulţi lideri care şi-au spus punctul de vedere. Ne consultăm telepatic, noi, între membrii de partid, ne înţelegem din priviri.... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 17:23 - Permalien [#]
25 novembre 2010

Lahovary remains thrown aside for Vanghelie family tomb...

This is such an outrage I can hardly believe what I am reading... "The old remains were thrown away". Surely not. The remains of the Lahovary family as old and respected as the foaie verde tossed aside onto the scrapheap so Vanghelie could lay his family to rest. And he's not alone either. Catalin Voicu appropriated the mausoleum of one of the best known generals from World War One. No wonder the country has gone to the maidanezi when one's defunct historical figures are treated like rubbish. It is unthinkable,... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 20:16 - Permalien [#]
22 novembre 2010

Roumanian crook jailed in UK for benefit fraud while living life of luxury back home

This is one of thousands and I don't know why everyone is so surprised. It's what they do. They have turned ripping off the social security into a profession. Wakey, wakey Western Europe to how 'they' get rich fast (and I'm saying 'they' so I don't get into trouble for being racist regarding a certain ethnicity...the journalist says 'Roumanian' but you know what I think about that), how they build their eyesore villas that scar the streets and countryside and how they get to drive their mercs... Of course, they do not get their kids... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 16:42 - Permalien [#]

22 novembre 2010

From Adevarul - a relief for historic findings

From Adevarul Descoperirile arheologice schimbă proiectul parcării de la Universitate Dorin Irimia, Aura Clara Marinescu Vineri 19 nov 2010 Descoperirile arheologice schimbă proiectul parcării de la Universitate La prima impresie, se pare că lucrările au scos la iveală Academia Domnească ‹‹Sfântul Sava››, prima instituţie de învăţământ superior din Bucureşti. Membri ai Institutului de Arheologie din Bucureşti sunt de părere că descoperirile ar putea opri... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 02:45 - Permalien [#]
22 novembre 2010

Roxana's final act

I am so terribly sad to read this evening of Roxana Briban's suicide. The talented soprano was found by her husband yesterday and impossible to revive. Reports say she had suffered from depression since being fired from the National Opera last year after nine years of service although Catalin Arbore, the director, insists that she resigned. Whatever the gossip mongers and trash press may make of this and before a Madalina Manole Part II telenovelo proceeds, I would just like to thank Roxana for her beautiful voice and for touching the... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 01:50 - Permalien [#]
21 novembre 2010

The contradictions of communism

Mishwoo left the most insightful and accurate quotation (his own) entitled 'The Contradictions of Communism' on my wall today. I would like to share it with you this Sunday morning: "The Contradictions of Communism:Although work is inefficient, things work wellAlthough things work well, shops are emptyAlthough shops are empty, one has everything one needs at home...Although one has everything one needs, one's still unsatisfiedAlthough one is unsatisfied, one still applauds" A student from Constanta I taught on Friday... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 14:46 - Permalien [#]
20 novembre 2010

The evocations of Magdalena Radulescu

Magdalena Radulescu (1902 - 1983) studied art in Munich and Paris. At the age of 24, she married the renowned Italian artist, Massimo Campigli (1895-1971).  The two artists worked and travelled throughout Europe, primarily residing in Italy, Romania and France.  The couple later divorced in 1939. Magdalena's success was chiefly outside her native country where she spent most of her life exhibiting in Paris, Nice, Lyon, Milan, Rome, London and Lausanne. Her favourite subjects were principally carnaval characters, scenes with... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 15:17 - Permalien [#]