31 mars 2011

Hurrah!! Good news! Bravo Dna. Macovei!

Good news re: EU hearing yesterday! Monica Macovei, Serban Sturdza, Gruia Badescu, Roxana Wring and Doina Vella, I could hug you all. BRAVO!!!! This from today's Romania Libera Monica Macovei va sesiza autorităţile europene privind demolările din Buzeşti Europarlamentarul PDL Monica Macovei a iniţiat, miercuri, la Parlamentul European, o întâlnire cu ONG-urile din Platforma pentru Bucureşti, care au condamnat demolările de pe axa Buzeşti-Berzei. Macovei a apreciat că aceasta este o chestiune de corupţie şi a spus că va sesiza... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2011

Mr Goe

Time for something nice, something to make us smile and hug ourselves a little... Here is an extract from Caragiale's Mr Goe that never fails to warm the heart of any Roumanian (or those with Roumanian hearts!). Adapted from Plural Magazine Mr. Goe by I. L. Caragiale (1852-1912) So that he could finally be promoted at the end of his school year, grandma, mummy and auntie Mitsa promised to take young Goe to Bucharest for the King’s anniversary, 10th May. . Little do we care if the three ladies decided to leave their comfortable... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2011

New 'demolition friendly' legislation approved Feb 2nd 2011

I just received this e-mail entitled 'The Biggest Bullshit' - and it's not wrong. This is very bad news....: 'Sorry for the title, but the situation has become outrageous. Here is an article sent by DG, from Ziarul de Investigatii. . It is directly linked with the March 30th EU Parliament session: the criminals are sotto voce because the law which legally covers their crimes was - pe sest - APPROVED on February 2nd 2011 !!!!!! . Jocurile sunt facute: ceea ce nu inteleg eu - ca si alti Romani - este cum Dumnezeu... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2011

str Constantin Mille, nr 12 for demolition

This lovely old building at str Constantin Mille, nr. 12 is for demolition on 21st April, see all documents HERE signed by Patrascu, Oprescu and the usual suspects responsible for protecting the city against such acts of destruction. The deed is to be carried out by the company Apolodor, who have been very busy with destruction work in the capital lately. What is to replace it? You guessed it: an office building just by way of a change, though it will remain commercial on the ground floor. The maximum height for construction in this... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2011

Santierul Arheologic dela Universitate

From DG: In cadrul sapaturilor dela santierul arheologic dela Universitate, in mai multe locuri si diferite adancimi au fost deshumate schelete, printre ele cateva de...ofiteri rusi!!! S-a aflat aceasta prin placutele metalice de identificare pe care decedatii le purtau la gat...Ele dateaza din sec.XIX (1821-77), cand in Bucuresti au stationat multe trupe ruse...cei inmormantati aici provenind din luptele cu turcii sau molime... Unul dintre morminte avea stela funerara din piatra, fara cruce...posibil mason sau de origine germana... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2011

Centenarul morţii marelui cărturar, marcat printr-un bloc: Jurnalul.ro

Reşedinţa lui Spiru Haret îşi aşteaptă demolarea. Centenarul morţii marelui cărturar, marcat printr-un bloc. . Autor: SIMINA STAN Jurnalul.ro 28 martie, 2011 (Photo: Jurnalul.ro: Bogdan Iurascu) Vila de sfârşit de secol al XIX-lea, si­tua­tă în imediata apropiere a Căii Vic­to­riei şi a Bulevardului Lascăr Ca­tar­giu, pe Str. Gral Gh. Manu nr. 7, a ajuns o umbră a ceea ce era odată, fiind locuită de aproape şapte ani de ţigani. Da, clădirea este mo­nument. Da, Spiru Haret a trăit, a scris şi a murit în această casă. Da,... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2011

Trigranit spies and mobsters (Napoca News)

I have just read an incredible article HERE in Napoca News (and published in many other online papers), have translated it and added hyperlinks in order to share it with you. The two major construction companies in Bucharest at this time, Trigranit and Popoviciu-Bader, are intrinsically linked not only by family ties but also through other connections besides. The information in this article shows what anyone fighting to preserve the history and patrimony of a beautiful city is up against. Little wonder that death threats are made via... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2011

Bucharest's demolition brotherhood...

Normal 0 21 Urban chaos in the capital of Bucharest is not only from central and local government corruption. Some of the members of this particular mafiotic guild, grouped in a true ‘brotherhood’ bent on the mutilation of the city and beyond, have massively and directly contributed with unprecedented determination to envoke real disaster on urban architecture. Shamelessly and for vast amounts of money, these are real criminals roaming urbanism; their roads and urban ugliness have not only made living unbearable in many... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2011

Letter from Anca-Mihaela Muller to MEP Monica Macovei

Here is a letter sent to MEP Monica Macovei concerning the hearing at the European Parliament on 30th March on the subject of Bucharest 2011: Urban Policies and Cultural Heritage from the very active Anca-Mihaela Müller in Strasbourg. Things are happening, a number of people are doing all they can. But they need YOUR help, YOUR input, YOUR support: Stimata Doamna Europarlamentar Monica MACOVEI,   Am aflat prin intermediul a diferite persoane ca pe data de 30 martie a.c. are loc la sediul Parlamentului European de la Bruxelles,... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2011

M. Basarab, Calarasilor and Traian: new victims of progress?

I've just received news regarding yet more destruction planned in the name of 'progress' and Bucharest's 'traffic requirements' - this time, the 'reactivation' of the ring road around the City Centre affecting bd. Matei Basarab, cal. Calarasilor and str. Traian. The preserved area of cal. Calarasilor (between str Romulus and Int. Medeleni) was recently approved by C.T.U.A.T. for demolition. The road will pass over a 'destructured' (by which I guess they mean 'demolished') zone and some 17 houses, built 1860-1935. Next... [Lire la suite]
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