23 décembre 2011

The moNUmenteUITATE project and the Unforgotten

Completely by chance just the other day, I fell upon the superb site of the moNUmenteUITATE project and can't imagine how I'd missed it. Of course, I had to find out more. The moNUmenteUITATE team was very prompt in replying with the following text and photographs explaining their project and future events - thank you very much! Please click on the links and check out moNUmenteUITATE for yourself. It is terribly sad to witness such neglect, but the team tells me that in a couple of years, the general image won't be this tragic.... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 00:00 - Permalien [#]

22 décembre 2011

SOS!!! Str.Dionisie Lupu 70-72 in grave danger

(Photo source: Calin Bota) This is not the first time str. Dionisie Lupu, 70-72 has made the news. Built in 1890, this house was one of the residences of the Vacarescu family - famous boyars, scholars, poets and linguists - intellectuals of Romania, amongst them and to name just a few, Barbu, Elena and Ienachita. Back in 2009, the house was a topic on one or two serious blogs concerning Bucharest's patrimony, history and heritage as well as in the press. An SOS went out once more yesterday via Facebook.... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 03:48 - Permalien [#]
07 décembre 2011

Casa Miron Vlasto (Part 2/2) - A Short Visit by Silvia Colfescu

This beautiful house on str Franceza has suffered the greatest of humiliations - abuse to its interior, attacks to its facades, violence to its structure, and, most recently, two cases of arson. Who owns the land, one surely asks. The PMB. For the history of this building, please see Silvia Colfescu's blog, 'Istorioare Bucurestene' for Casa Miron Vlasto Part 1 HERE. Knowing its past and its recent present makes what has happened to this house all the more repugnant. Doamna Colfescu has written several wonderful posts on the... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 00:25 - Permalien [#]
04 décembre 2011

Commission of National Heritage a disgrace: Latest episode in the battle to save Aviatorilor/Kiseleff

(Photo source) The alarm has sounded once again in the latest episode of the epic battle to save Bulevard Aviatorilor and Soseaua Kiseleff. On 30th November, the National Commission for Historic Monuments had to decide, I'm told, whether: 1. to list the boulevard-system: Aviatorilor/Kiseleff/Prezan on the list of historic monuments as heritage of major cultural, architectural and urban importance to Bucharest  and 2. to approve or reject the two auto-underpasses which, if built, would... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 19:30 - Permalien [#]
01 décembre 2011

Who is Nicusor Dan?

(Photo source) I've heard the question rather a lot these last few days, startling though this may seem to many (especially to Bucharesteans concerned about their city). Dr. Nicusor Dan, 41, is founder of the association Salvati Bucurestiul and has been its president since its creation in 2008. He has worked at the prestigious Institute of Mathematics at the Romanian Academy, has a Ph.D in Mathematics and was a former top Olympiana Internationala de Matematica champion for two years running in 1987 and 1988. From 1992-5 he attended... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 01:44 - Permalien [#]