25 décembre 2013

Sarah's 'Ode to Sarmale' - Merry Christmas one and all!

(Photo: Sarah In Romania)   Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! and a little festive ode just for you. Any likeness to that of Pastorel is pure figment of your imagination. Sarah's lil Ode to Sarmale Normal 0 21 There’s something ‘bout sarmale That turns my legs to gel, I’m sure that all my readers Know this feeling very well  * The prep is ceremonious And it can’t be done alone – For that accentuates the ‘dor’ And longingness for home.  * Ingredients loved and fashioned Into each, a... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 19:59 - Permalien [#]

21 décembre 2013

'Three museums diverted from their mission' by Dr. Sanda Golopentia

(Photo source) Dr. Sanda Golopenția PhD, Professor Emerita at Brown University, RI (US), sent me this text yesterday, and has given me kind permission to share it with you here. In this one article, she sums things up in a nutshell defining what is planned for MTR, Antipa and the Village Museum as 'a serious act of cultural aggression': Many thanks, Professor Golopenția!   Normal 0 21 Trei muzee prestigioase deturnate de la munca și misiunea lor   Sanda Golopenția, Prof.Em. Brown University   ... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 15:40 - Permalien [#]
19 décembre 2013

Ponta and Plumb set to destroy the Romanian Peasant Museum

(Photo source) Yet another vicious beating from Romanian authorities, this time aimed at the Romanian Peasant Museum (Muzeul Ţăranului Român - MTR)... PM Victor Pontaur is all for an absurd draft resolution dreamed up by the Sinister of the Environment PSD-ist Rovana Plumb (all those out in the streets protesting against the RMGC project and fracking know her only too well) to move the nearby Grigore Antipa Museum of Natural History there, thus destroying MTR and its grounds as we know it. Actually, it destroys two museums in one... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 01:04 - Permalien [#]
09 décembre 2013

Greenpeace activists dig for gold

(Photo source) Fifty Greenpeace activists from ten countries (including Romania) armed with picks and shovels were arrested in Bucharest today after taking to the front lawn of the Casa Nebunului, setting up a 'mining area' and 'digging for gold' in symbolic opposition to the Rosia Montana gold-mining project. Banners displayed the messages "Gold Mining Operations" and "Gold mining area". What a fantastic initiative!! BRAVO!! A shame they didn't have a couple of tons of cyanide to throw in, too! See video HERE and more photos HERE. ... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 14:08 - Permalien [#]