31 mars 2012

The sadness of str Cameliei 38....

(Image: Povesti cu plimbari- November, 2011) The willful neglect of beauty and the determination to destroy Bucharest's patrimony never seems to let up... This once-gorgeous house stands close to Hala Matache in sector 1 and was built at the end of XIXc./ beginning of XXc. in architectural ecclectic style by an unknown architect. Those I have spoken to cannot remember it ever being anything but a ruin, growing progressively more dilapidated as years have passed. Certainly, nobody but gypsies have lived in it for at least the last... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 14:18 - Permalien [#]

24 mars 2012

From glory to rubble - Casa Miclescu, bdul Kiseleff nr. 35-37, Bucharest

(Photo source: Reptilianul / Hasnas from Radu Miclescu's Archive) My thanks to the dedication of passionate bloggers for the following historic information of what used to be the very beautiful Casa Miclescu on bdul Kiseleff, Bucharest's most beautiful avenue. Today, Casa Miclescu looks as if it has been hit by an unimaginably vicious tornado. The roof is no more, allowing for snow to pile up in the once stunning ballroom where the painter Mirea lived and decorated the ceilings himself, doors hang off their hinges, windows smashed... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 14:49 - Permalien [#]
21 mars 2012

Message from Serban Sturdza, Pro Patrimonio condemning the destruction of Hala Matache. Please share.

The following message comes from Serban Sturdza condemning the (willful?) destruction of one of Bucharest's historic monuments, Hala Matache, earlier this month. We are asked to disseminate this message far and wide - particularly on an international level - to architects, journalists, members of the EUP and anyone else we can think of. My thanks to you in advance. Şerban Sturdza, Fundaţia ProPatrimonio DISTRUGERE (VOITĂ ?) A UNUI MONUMENT ISTORIC, ora 11, sâmbata 3 martie 2012 HALA MATACHE, BUCUREŞTI, ROMÂNIA Eliberarea... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 00:40 - Permalien [#]
03 mars 2012

Cine este Nicusor Dan?

Many thanks to Mihaela Mihaila for this translation into Romanian from the original article posted HERE dating from 1st December, 2011. Today, with the news of the attempted demolition of Hala Matache (see post below HERE), Nicusor Dan is no longer a CHOICE for mayor of Bucharest, but a NECESSITY. Please share, distribute and post. Nicusor Dan's name can no longer remain a whisper. The elections are in June - just around the corner - and, by now, EVERYONE should know the name of Nicusor Dan. Once again,my thanks to Mihaela... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 15:10 - Permalien [#]
03 mars 2012

ALERT!!!! Demolition begins at Hala Matache....?

(Photo source: Observatorul Urban) Very troubling news just in from the Matake cause site on Facebook (see also Arhi Forum HERE) - it appears, as reported by architect Raluca Munteanu, that demolition of Hala Matache began early this morning, perhaps even during the night. Two holes have been made on the south side which could lead to the collapse of the rest of the building at any moment. It's not exactly clear WHO is responsible for this (owners: PMB) since they vanished when cameras appeared to photograph what was going on. It's... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 13:56 - Permalien [#]