31 août 2012

Mogosoaia with an exceptional guide :o)

For this post, I am handing you over to my own marvellous personal guide, Silvia Colfescu, with whom I visited Mogosoaia on Tuesday. I have been there many times and thought I knew it well, but of course, I did not. With her anecdotes, stories and tales of the past, the bricks came to life, the arches became all the more romantic and the architecture all the more meaningful. To share what I have discovered with you, here are some excerpts from her marvellous (and frankly, incomparable) book "Bucharest Guide", also available in... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 16:59 - Permalien [#]

31 août 2012

Barajul Bicaz, Neamt county: In Memorium

The Izvorul Muntelui barrier lake (35 km/33sqm), or Bicaz Lake, is Romania's largest artificial lake situated on the higher course of the Bistrita river in Neamt county. It was formed as a result of the Bicaz hydro-energetic dam (127m high) and for its construction (with the plans of the well-known engineer Dimitrie Leonida) to get underway, more than 170,000m3 had to be excavated. It is used to generate hydroelectricity to the Bicaz Stejaru hydro-plant. Before the construction of the dam (1950–1980), originally named the Vladimir... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 14:16 - Permalien [#]