marți, 30 noiembrie 2010


The portrait of a dear colleague of mine! :)

duminică, 28 noiembrie 2010

Va rog!!!

Votati proiectul "Pot sa invat si eu!"!!! Mai sunt 2 zile!

Accesati, sectiunea "Orasul tau", din lista derulanta alegeti "Voteaza proiectul lunii", din pagina deschisa alegeti "Creare cont", dupa inregistrare veti primi un mail de activare si dupa aceea puteti vota. 
Votati proiectul "Pot sa invat si eu!" al Asociatiei Little People Romania.

Proiectul se adreseaza copiilor bolnavi de cancer intre 6 luni si 18 ani internati in sectia de Oncopediatrie a Spitalului Clinic de Urgenta pentru Copii ,,Sfanta Maria” din Iasi.

Asociatia Little People Romania doreste sa creeze in premiera in zona Moldovei o camera performanta de joaca si terapie, la standardele spitalelor europene in ceea ce priveste igiena, siguranta si echipamentul, care sa ofere modalitati si materiale creative de educare, obiecte si mobilier de cea mai buna calitate care sa raspunda nevoilor copiilor internati pe sectia de oncopediatrie a spitalului. In anul 2000, Little People a creat un program care sa vina in sprijinul pacientilor bolnavi de cancer pediatric, recunoscut sub numele de Program de Asistenta al Pacientilor replicat in momentul de fata in toate sectiile oncopeditrice principale din tara in: Cluj, Timisoara, Bucuresti si Iasi (incepand cu data de 1 noiembrie 2010). Dorim sa implementam aceasta metoda "Asistenta a Pacientilor" si la Spitalul "Sfanta Maria” din Iasi, iar personalul specialist angajat alaturi de voluntari instruiti si coordonati de Little People sa ofere servicii de cea mai buna calitate copiilor.

Mai puteti vota luni, 29/11, si marti, 30/11! Avem nevoie de voturile voastre pentru a castiga! Inseamna doar cateva momente din timpul vostru, dar atatea momente frumoase pentru copiii internati in Spitalul "Sfanta Maria" din Iasi! Putem sa ramanem indiferenti sau putem sa ii ajutam pe cei care fac lucrurile sa se intample!
Puteti vota o singura data, pentru ca activarea contului se realizeaza pe adresa de mail. Dar puteti sa transmiteti mesajul mai departe prietenilor, colegilor si celor pe care ii cunoasteti!
Votul vostru chiar conteaza!!!

Multumim din suflet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sâmbătă, 27 noiembrie 2010

miercuri, 24 noiembrie 2010

marți, 23 noiembrie 2010

Beautiful Romania (6)


Location: Mogosoaia Palace or Brancoveanu Palace ("Palatul Brancovenesc"), Mogosoaia, Ilfov County

Mogosoaia Palace is situated about 10 kilometres from Bucharest, the capital of Romania. It was built between 1698-1702 by Constantin Brancoveanu in what is called the Romanian Renaissance style or  Brancovenesc style, a combination of Venetian and Ottoman elements. The palace bears the name of the widow of the Romanian boyar Mogoş, who owned the land it was built on. The Palace was to a large extent rebuilt in the 1920s by Marthe Bibesco. 
The Palace had been given to Marthe by her husband, George Bibesco, who later also deeded the land to her. She spent all her wealth from the many books she wrote in its reconstruction and it became the meeting place for politicians and international high society, a quiet retreat during the growing turmoil of the 1930s. Prince George died in 1941 and was buried in the small, white 1688 church on the grounds of the Palace.
The Palace is now a popular tourist destination, but although the grounds and gardens are beautiful, the interior of the palace itself is under reconstruction and presently houses a museum and art gallery ("Muzeul de Arta Brancoveneasca"). 
During the second world war, Prince Antoine Bibesco (a cousin of George Bibesco) and his wife, Elizabeth Bibesco, refused to flee the country despite their outspoken anti-fascist opinions. Elizabeth spent considerable time during these years visiting Marthe Bibesco at Mogosoaia and when Elizabeth died of pneumonia on April 7, 1945 she was buried in the Bibesco family vault on the grounds of Mogoşoaia. It may surprise visitors to see her grave here with its poignant epitaph in English - "My soul has gained the freedom of the night." Neither Elizabeth Bibesco's husband, Antoine, nor George Bibesco's wife, Marthe, could be buried beside them, as they both died during the communist regime.

References taken from here. :)

duminică, 21 noiembrie 2010

Stairs to the Past

Past is important! But... “Don’t let the past steal your present!” – Cherralea Morgen

sâmbătă, 20 noiembrie 2010

Hunters... Photo Hunters

Really nice to begin Sunday among your friends... no matter the early hour... :)

Chat Above All

Lately we rather meet each other on Internet (blogs, social websites etc.) instead of cafes, pubs, parks. We post photos of us on Internet (where else?!) so we keep pace with time. Perhaps soon enough our real life will be replaced by a cyber one...
I remain faithful to the classic rendezvous. :) 

sâmbătă, 13 noiembrie 2010


... of a man's hands... during a friends' meeting...

miercuri, 10 noiembrie 2010

Late Fall?

It seems the roses from my jardiniere ignore the late fall... They do not mind November came. :) Just grow strong and beautiful!
Like people should... no matter the season... no matter what...

"Great people build monuments from the stones that their critics throw at them." – Dan Sheehan

duminică, 7 noiembrie 2010

Bucharest - Fall, Fog and 14th Floor

This is what I can see from the office window... these days...
Some buildings smile to the photo camera, some are covered by the thick fog... But fall is full of beautiful colors and landscapes... I would like to travel every weekend outside the city... just to enjoy the nature...
Until then I enjoy reading... :)

"It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not." - Andre Gide

"The most powerful weapon on Earth is the human soul on fire." - Ferdinand Foch

miercuri, 3 noiembrie 2010

The Cat House

The Cat House is a building situated in old town Riga, the capital of Latvia. It was built in 1909 according to the blueprint of architect Friedrich Scheffel. The building is styled as medieval architecture with some elements of Art Nouveau. It is known for the two cat sculptures with arched backs and raised tails on its roof. It is said that the owner of the house wanted the cats to be placed with their tails turned towards the house of the Great Guild, which is nearby, as he held a grudge against its members. It was later ordered that cats should be turned to face the guildhouse.

The legend known by most Rigans, which is also told to tourists, comes in at least two versions. One version of the legend has it, that the wealthy tradesman who commissioned the building was refused membership of the Riga Tradesman Guild, mostly just called the Great Guild. The central element of both versions is the anecdote, that seeking retribution, the tradesman had two copper statues of angry-looking cats with arched backs and raised tails placed on the turret rooftops with their tails turned towards the house of the Great Guild, situated across the street. 

The other and perhaps older version of the cat legend has it, that the wealthy tradesman placed the two statues of angry-looking cats on the building turret rooftops with their tails towards the Riga Town Hall, following a dispute with the Riga City Council, after which he urged the erection of the building. The Riga Town Hall at the time was in the same direction as the Great Guild, but it burned down during World War II, was demolished 1954 and only rebuilt at the very same place in the years 2000-2001.

References taken from here. :)


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