Sunday, 24 November 2013

Words of Wisdom

                                    Happy Sunday, people! :)

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Intellectual Affairs

Bonjour, how are you? Today we will talk about the 20th edition of the Gaudeamus International Book Fair held in the Central Pavilion of Romexpo Exhibiton Centre, a very complex cultural event which gathers together  Romanian and foreign publishers ( this year the Guests of Honour at Gaudeamus are the Nordic Countries: Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Denmark), cultural institutes and centres,  publishing and printing houses ( Humanitas, Polirom, Rao, Litera, Curtea Veche etc), educational institutions ( Academia Romana, Academia de Studii Economice, Oxford University Press), bookstores, libraries. But before we go on, let me tell something about the concept. Every year  in Bucharest, there are two fairs dedicated to this cultural field: The Bookfest Fair and The Gaudeamus International Book & Education Fair  the difference between the two being given by the fact that one is organized by the National Theatre (TNB) and the latter by Radio Romania since 1994. Also, the idea of a book exhibiton and a literary café at the same time, creates a cosy and friendly atmosphere where the pragmatic dimension of the intercultural exchange is refined throught the feelings.
As for me, as a philology graduate, this was a very pleasant and invigorating experience where I had the chance to meet and listen to beautiful people, see good books and discover hidden treasures on the shelves.
Have a lovely Saturday!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Reminiscences of Long Haired Days

 Hello, how are you today? Sorry for the lack of updates lately, but the past two weeks were a bit hectic for me (due to some personal problems and college stuff) and basically I had no time to publish  the post I was talking about on Instagram which was supposed to be a nostalgic return to the days when I used to be a long haired girl ( now when I have a bob haircut I kinda miss this status). Since I was a child my hair was long and naturally straight and even  if I wanted so much this short and edgy hairdo, now when I look at the old photos where my hair was long I  think I have that feeling of craving for something which is slightly impossible ( because physically I have to wait until it will grow back). So, here you have a bunch of photos taken in June by a friend and former colleague of mine, Mcrtici, who happens to be a good photographer too. Hope you like them and hear you soon!


Thursday, 7 November 2013

Magical Buildings

Since I was a child, I was impressed by the beautiful buildings in Bucharest because they represent for me the epitome of an old and glamorous age which goes back at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the twentieth one.As you probably know, the end of the 19th century is considered to be the most flourishing period in Bucharest's history because now lots of elegant buildings inspired by the French or Italian Renaissance style are built up. At the beginning of the 20th century, Bucharest had experienced a shift (through architectural elements and the French influence in literature and painting - which were common in clubs and cafes) from "shy" to exquisite, earning the nickname of "Little Paris"or "Paris of the East".Here you have a bunch of photos taken while I was walking over its streets, fascinated by the beautiful stories that lie behind these imposing buildings and the images of a faded world. Hope you like them!