15 juin 2008

I should explain the below article. Basically, another scandal. The votes for Mayor of Voinesti in the borough of Iasi continued yesterday despite the death of one of the candidates that very morning - who won, despite having 'expired'...apparently, there was nothing in the constitution which said that just because a candidate dies, he should be withdrawn...I don't know what to say, frankly! Don't know whether to laugh or cry... Alegeri romanesti: mortii pot fi alesi primari! Duminică, 15 Iunie 2008 ... [Lire la suite]
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15 juin 2008

Sorin Oprescu: I am the first independent mayor of Bucharest. Blaga: I ran a well-intended campaign de V.O. HotNews.ro Duminică, 15 iunie 2008, 21:29 English | Politics Shortly after exit polls for Bucharest mayor elections on Sunday announced his victory, Sorin Oprescu thanked those who voted for him and claimed he would be the first independent mayor of Romania's capital city while June 15 will remain in history as "one of the most beautiful days of democracy". Oprescu was supported in the elections by the... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2008

La revedere!

Dear Everyone, Rosie and I are off to Brasov for the weekend. Very impatient to see Lidia and Marian - it's been seven weeks since we were last together so there's a lot of catching up to do. The coolness of the mountains isn't far away. Here in Bucharest, it's 29° (so they say but it feels hotter)... And for a change, we're going first class. The difference was 20 ron so thought it was about time we travelled in style. Never taken first class before except the night train to and from Sighet. Rosie has packed her case, the taxi... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2008

Marin Sorescu and Shakespeare

Whilst in Dalles yesterday, which professes a wonderful second-hand bookshop, I stumbled upon a book of his poetry deliciously translated by various translators. Suffice to say that it's in Romanian, English and Italian, and I'm so thrilled to have found it. What a 'trouvaille'! There I was surrounded by piles of old books, the smell of musty pages in my nose. So what can I tell you about Marin Sorescu? Well, he was born in Bulzesti in 1936, and although invited to places such as Mexico to read and take part in poetry festivals, here... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2008

Mihai Eminescu - 'Now far I am from you'

Mihai Eminescu (January 15, 1850 – June 15, 1889), born Mihail Eminovici, was a late romantic Romanian poet, unanimously celebrated as the greatest and most representative of his country. Nicolae Iorga, the Romanian historian, considered Eminescu the godfather of the modern Romanian language.  Eminescu achieved a comprehensive, penetrating and visionary synthesis of the old Thracians, Dacian custom and Latin traditions that have merged over the past two millenia into an original Romanian cultural pattern, extended over the... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2008

Football rules, jokes for free Nine O'Clock, issue 4201, p. 1, 12/06/2008 The European football gala has kicked off and it shows its capacity daily for making a show. Millions of fans await evening after evening for the spectacle with its emotions, dramas and joys brought to them on the small screen between the 16 national teams who qualified for EURO 2008. It has hardly started and some of us already wonder: what shall we do when it's all over?Although we speak about football, we shall not speak of results. We will leave... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2008

French TV station M6 fined for calling Romanian team "hen thieves" de Radu Rizea HotNews.ro Miercuri, 11 iunie 2008, 14:50 English | Top News The French authority for radio and TV regulations and survey decided to impose sanctions against the M6 TV station, which broadcast live the Romania - France (0:0) football game, given the fact that a journalist referred to the Romanian national team as "hen thieves" (Fr.: "voleurs de poules").Journalist Dominique Grimault said during the "100%... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2008

Tiav Gallery

From Nine O'Clock: Tiav Gallery to open a new exhibition room published in issue 4198, p. 12, 09/06/08 The Foundation SOCIETA Club UNESCO will open a new exhibition room at the Tiav Gallery in the old part of Bucharest (end of str. Cauzasilor, sector 3, just north of Bd. Unirii, off Mihai Voda) on Wednesday 11th June. A group of artists both from Romania and abroad will have permanent exhibitions here. Among them are Letitia Oprisan, Mircia Dumitrescu, Lorin Lucan, Aurel Pastrascu, Radu Dumitru, Rares Pantea, Andrei... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2008

Sunday Morning Walk With Eugenia

Dear Everybody, Happy Sunday! I've just come back from a lovely walk around the Kiselef area with Eugenia. Nicole sent me an album with some gorgeous houses, some of which were in this neighbourhood, and I was keen to go and see them. Eugenia was just as keen, and we'd already had a lengthy discussion regarding the Toma Stelian House. So, this morning we hit the road. Wending our way down str. Bruxelles and str. Washington, we found ourselves on Piata Quito. Flori and I had spent a lot of time here trying to fathom a strange... [Lire la suite]
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07 juin 2008

Welcome Home, King Mihai.

From the Herald Tribune BUCHAREST, Romania: The Romanian government said Thursday it would return a castle and other confiscated property to former King Michael. Peles castle was built in the mountain resort of Sinaia in the late 19th century by Romania's first German-born king, Carol of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. It was confiscated by the former Communist regime after Michael abdicated in 1947. The nearby Pelisor and Foisor palaces also will be returned. Michael, 85, hailed the return of his castle, a... [Lire la suite]
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