27 avril 2012

Victor Ponta named Prime Minister after overwhelming no-confidence vote

(Photo source) I can't quite get my head around events in Bucharest today and so I'm reserving any comment until things become clearer. For sure, much has been made by the Romanian press of handshakes between Ponta and Voicu, outrageous accusations, insults and mud-flinging from all sides along with Sorina Placinta being blackmailed by Udrea (according to Ponta) to vote against the motion and then locked in Raluca Turcan's office so she couldn't vote anyway. Sorina Placinta herself denies all this, however, so who knows what really... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 20:57 - Commentaires [18] - Permalien [#]

17 avril 2012

Sinagoga Albastra, Brasov

Anyone passing through the Schei Gate of Brasov can stop to admire the impressive synagogue on Str Poarta Schei, 29, but only a few know about a gem - Sinagoga Albastra - hidden in a courtyard at str Castelului, 64 built by the orthodox jews of the city early on in the 20th century. Today, it stands alone and horribly neglected, window panes broken, paint chipped and washed away by years of inattention, rusted fencing and rotting woodwork - and only those who love history enough to bother, I'm told, pass through the heavy wooden door... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 23:22 - Commentaires [12] - Permalien [#]