marți, 30 septembrie 2014

Gând Călător: ..."ca un şotron, viaţa"..."Life as a hopscotch*"

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Gând Călător: ... "ca un şotron, viaţa"...
"Life as a hopscotch*"...(post reloaded & updated)

"Bucură-te în fiecare moment, pentru că şotronul e la fel ca viaţa, şi nu e despre a fi perfect la fiecare mişcare! Nu e despre a fi rigid şi serios, ci despre a fi flexibil şi a te bucura de fiecare dată când încerci să păşeşti în următorul loc desenat de tine, pentru tine."  "Enjoy every moment, because life is like hopscotch, and it's not about being perfect at every turn! It's not about being rigid and serious, but about being flexible and enjoy whenever you're trying to step into the next room designed by you, for you."  sursa/source of excerpts: https://www.damaideparte.ro/psihologie


"ca un şotron, viaţa"... "Life as a hopscotch"...


"Mai am o scoică şi cîteva pietre,  cum să clădesc din ele o mare şi-un ţărm unde să stau pe nisip şi cum să mă conving că am fost pe un asemenea ţărm urmînd fericit o pasăre care acum nu mă mai lasă să dorm? O scoică şi cîteva pietre şi un nume ciudat pe care nu-l înţelege nimeni şi speranţa mea de-a ajunge să nu-l mai înţeleg nici eu într-o zi. Sărbătoarea s-a terminat,  îmi aştept pedeapsa lîngă tribunele goale,  dar eu am văzut arzînd la amiază un nor şi-am auzit cîntecul care îngenunchea caii sălbateci,  îşi spun, ţărmul acela nu-i simplă poveste,  eu am văzut norul şi-am ascultat cîntecul şi înainte de a mă învinge soarele m-a făcut fericit." Jocul de Octavian Paler
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A short september walk in the Cismigiu Park. September 15, 2014. Bucharest.

On the Cismigiu Park alleys from  Bucur's City...

"Bucură-te în fiecare moment, pentru că şotronul e la fel ca viaţa, şi nu e despre a fi perfect la fiecare mişcare! Nu e despre a fi rigid şi serios, ci despre a fi flexibil şi a te bucura de fiecare dată când încerci să păşeşti în următorul loc desenat de tine, pentru tine." 
"Enjoy every moment, because life is like hopscotch, and it's not about being perfect at every turn! It's not about being rigid and serious, but about being flexible and enjoy whenever you're trying to step into the next room designed by you, for you." 
sursa/source of excerpts: https://www.damaideparte.ro/psihologie

"ca un şotron, viaţa"...
"Life as a hopscotch*"...

Definitions of hopscotch*
noun
a children's game in which each child by turn hops into and over squares 
marked on the ground to retrieve a marker thrown into one of these squares.
"Children enjoy playing games such as hopscotch and hide-and-seek."
verb

skip from place to place; move erratically.

duminică, 28 septembrie 2014

In Memoriam. Pentru Maya.



"Ridic cu grație arcada stângă
(deși, în practică-i cam greu)
privesc la cerul fără stele
și mă izbesc de același gând...

străine-s toate în cer și chiar și pe pământ
uitate-s toate, aproape toate lucrurile cele
ce nu le-ai pomenit prea des, nici prea curând.
Zădarnicia peste toate 
se așterne făr' de un cuvănt...

ș'apoi...
Ridic cu grație arcada dreaptă,
și tot privind la cerul gol
de înțelesuri și eresuri,
repet, cu calm și fără teamă,
uitate-s toate cele...
ce n-au avut vreodat' vreun rost...

și tot privind, cu înduioșare,
la cerul plin de promisiuni,
aud rostita întrebare a îndoielii:
"Incă mai crezi că-n vreo stea
sălășuiește vreo dorință de a ta
ori chiar de-a altuia rostită brambura?...

Cobor cu grație arcada dreaptă
ori stânga,
nu mă împiedic d'un atare amănunt,
și trag nădejdea că unde-i ca să fie
un cer de stele semănat
cu cioburi ori frănturi măcar de vise...

s-a aninat cu dor si cu nădejde
bucuria de a spera...
de a gândi la împlinire ori la altceva...

Si ridicănd apoi o pleoapă,
 stânga, dreapta,
pe furiș si fără un sens precis,
din hazard ori dintr-un ghes
prea lăuntric (ca să-l vezi, darmite să-l înțelegi)...
și rostind ca pentru sine,
aparent, privind ca într-un gol:
Străine-s toate în cer, și chiar și pe pământ,
Undeva, cândva, va fi ori nu ceva...
Stea călătoare ori poate vis 
- aievea, efemer -
Păstrează, deci nădejdea și bucuria de a spera
Cu calm și fără teamă..."



"I raised my left arch gracefully
(although in practice it is a little hard)
and looking at the sky without a single star
and I'm feeling striked of the same thought in my mind ...
alien's all in heaven and even on the earth
's all forgotten, almost everything of those that...
I have not mentioned them - too often or too soon.
Frustration is over all
and it is laid on without 'a word ...
And then...
I'm raised the right arch of the eye so gracefully,
and still looking at the empty sky above
but full of the meanings and superstitions,
again, so calmly and without a fear,
forgotten are all ...
That never had no point or sense..."

(NB. A simple english translation of the lyrics in the first part. 
But not so sure if it is correct... So sorry of that.)









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In Memoriam. Pentru Maya



vineri, 26 septembrie 2014

Zi de Toamnă. Fall. September.


Prima lună de toamnă. First month of autumn.




"Who now has no house, will not build one (anymore). Who now is alone, will remain so for long, will wake, and read, and write long letters and back and forth on the boulevards will restlessly wander, while the leaves blow." By Reiner Maria Rilke


"Numele lunii septembrie (latină: September) vine de la cuvântul latinesc septem, șapte, pentru că luna septembrie era a șaptea lună în calendarul roman.
Grecii numeau luna septembrie Boedromion. În România, luna septembrie, popular, se numește Răpciune. Luna septembrie este luna cea mai importantă pentru cei care au trudit pământul, acum fiind culese roadele muncii de peste an."
"September / September (from Latin septem, "seven") or mensis September was originally the seventh of ten months on the ancientRoman calendar that began with March (mensis Martius, "Mars' month"). It had 29 days. After the reforms that resulted in a 12-month year, September became the ninth month, but retained its name. September followed what was originally Sextilis, the "sixth" month, renamed Augustus in honor of the first Roman emperor, and preceded October, the "eighth" month that like September retained its numerical name contrary to its position on the calendar. A day was added to September in the mid-40s BC as part of the Julian calendar reform."

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A short september walk in the Cismigiu Park. September 15, 2014. Bucharest.
On the Cismigiu Park alleys from  Bucur's City...

luni, 22 septembrie 2014

De gustibus. Spaghetti "ca acasă".

        Simple way to start the week with an homemade recipe. This recipe is known worldwide and the ingredients used are various from season to season, from taste to taste, from kitchen to kitchen... 

So, I hope that everyone knows some interesting things about this subject. 

For instance: "Spaghetti is a long, thin, cylindrical pasta of Italian origin. Spaghetti is the plural form of the Italian word spaghetto, which is a diminutive of spago, meaning "thin string" or "twine".

Spaghetti is made of semolina or flour and water. Italian dried spaghetti is made from durum wheat semolina, but outside of Italy it may be made with other kinds of flour. Traditionally, most spaghetti was 50 cm (20 in) long, but shorter lengths gained in popularity during the latter half of the 20th century and now spaghetti is most commonly available in 25–30 cm (10–12 in) lengths. A variety of pasta dishes are based on it, from spaghetti alla Carbonara or garlic and oil to a spaghetti with tomato sauce, meat and other sauces." Excerpts from Wikipedia.

Spaghetti  with grilled breast chicken and spiced tomato sauce  An homemade recipe to be served al dente.  Classical ingredients for "Spaghetti pomodoro & grilled chicken" :  tomato sauce*, vegetable oil, chicken meat,  vegetables: tomatoes & peppers bell, garlic, black pepper, thyme, chilli, salt. Servings for 4.

From Did You Know Category:
History and origins:

On wikipedia it is said: "Pasta in the West may first have been worked to long, thin forms in Sicily around the 12th century, as the Tabula Rogeriana of Muhammad al-Idrisi attested, reporting some traditions about the Sicilian kingdom. The popularity of pasta spread to the whole of Italy after the establishment of pasta factories in the 19th century, enabling the mass production of pasta for the Italian market.

In the United States around the end of the 19th century, spaghetti was offered in restaurants as Spaghetti Italienne (which likely consisted of noodles cooked past al dente, and a mild tomato sauce flavored with easily found spices and vegetables such as cloves, bay leaves, and garlic) and it wasn't until decades later that it came to be commonly prepared with oregano or basil. Canned spaghetti, kits for making spaghetti and spaghetti with meatballs became popular, and the dish has become a staple in the U.S."

"An emblem of Italian cuisine, spaghetti is frequently served with tomato sauce, which may contain various herbs (especially oregano and basil), olive oil, meat, or vegetables. Other spaghetti preparations include using Bolognese sauce and carbonara. Grated hard cheeses, such as Pecorino Romano, Parmesan and Grana Padano, are often added. It is also sometimes served with chili. Some ubiquitous dishes are not authentic to Italy. For example, spaghetti is never served with meatballs or Bolognese sauce in Italy; the former are not often served with pasta, and the latter is traditionally served with tagliatelle (which are long like spaghetti but flat rather than round)."

Still interested of this dish?

In short, you'll be so glad to find out, also, about the preparation of spaghetti:

"Spaghetti is cooked in a large pot of salted, boiling water then drained in a colander (Italian: scolapasta).

In Italy, spaghetti is generally cooked al dente (Italian for to the tooth), just fully cooked and still firm. Outside Italy, spaghetti is sometimes cooked to a much softer consistency.

Spaghettoni is a thicker spaghetti which takes more time to cook. Spaghettini is a very thin form of spaghetti (it may be called angel hair spaghetti in English) which takes less time to cook."





In my kitchen I used these ingredients for:

Spaghetti 
with grilled breast chicken and spiced tomato sauce

An homemade recipe to be served al dente. 
Classical ingredients for "Spaghetti pomodoro & grilled chicken" : 
tomato sauce*, vegetable oil, chicken meat, 
vegetables: tomatoes & peppers bell, garlic, black pepper, thyme, chilli, salt.
Servings for 4.
*For tomato sauce:
8 peeled tomatoes;
1-2 sliced / finely chopped pepper bell;
3-4 garlic cloves;
vegetables oil as required;
thyme;
black pepper;
salt.

Mix all the ingredients, using your own personal taste, to have a tasty tomato sauce, well spiced and cooked into a culinary delight for yourself, family and, perhaps, gourmands friends.

For a better taste, you can freely add more ingredients, herbs and condiments. As I always used to said in other presentations: " De gustibus non est disputandum**..."

Right?

 So:  Poftă bună, Enjoy, Bon Appetit!

** 
"De gustibus non est disputandum is a Latin maxim meaning "In matters of taste, there can be no disputes" (literally "[that] of taste is not to be discussed")."





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miercuri, 17 septembrie 2014

What's new. Views & Sights (IV) No word. Just be ready...





Soon: About a short september walk in the Cismigiu Park. Bucharest.
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Related previous post: What's new. Views & Sights (III). From a blink of eye: photo instants from Bucur's City. 
 Ready for the 555th anniversary of the Bucur's City. "Nici un cuvânt. Doar să fii pregătit." 

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vineri, 12 septembrie 2014

What's new. Views & Sights (III). From a blink of eye: photo instants from Bucur's City.


La aniversare. At the 555 th anniversary of the Bucur's City.  
A short walk (in a very warm september day) in the University Square. Bucharest.

Piața Universității / University Square  Under the bright blue sky at Bucharest University Square.
        A serie of photos from a very warm september day with a clear blue sky.  Just from a blink of eye: details captured by the photo camera. Instants and visual aspects seen on street in the centre of the city.


Piața Universității / University Square.
Under the bright blue sky at Bucharest University Square.

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Din Categoria "Ştiaţi că":
From "Did you know" Category:
                            (sursa/source: Wikipedia; for more info click on the links, shown right below.)

"Piața Universității este o piață importantă în București. Se află în centrul capitalei; forma sa este influențată de modelul haussmannian de „Mare-Intersecție” (La Grande Croisee), delimitând axele nord-sud și est-vest, astfel încât să se încurajeze modernizarea urbană prin influența pariziană.
Aici se găsesc clădirile Universității București, Teatrului Național "I. L. Caragiale" și Hotelului Intercontinental."

"University Square (Romanian: Piaţa Universităţii) is located in downtown Bucharest, near the University of Bucharest. It is served by Universitate metro station.   Universitate metro station Four statues can be found in the University Square, in front of the University; they depict Ion Heliade Rădulescu (1879), Michael the Brave (1874), Gheorghe Lazăr (1889) and Spiru Haret (1932).(...) The Ion Luca Caragiale Bucharest National Theatre and the Intercontinental Hotel (one of the tallest buildings in Bucharest) are also located near University Square. University Square marks the northeastern boundary of the Old Center of Bucharest."


In the 15th century, here was the northern limit of the city. Around 1700, the limit was already around what is today Roman Square.
In 1679 was built here the Princely School, which in the 18th century will become Princely Academy (a sort of university) and in 1818 will become St. Sava National School, then in 1857 the University of Bucharest." for more info click to read on Wikipedia.

At the Piata Universitatii metro station, in the Universitate underpass
 it can be found a Tourist Information Centre.

At the Piata Universitatii metro station, in the Universitate underpass it can be found a Tourist Information Centre.

"Universitate (University) is a metro station located in University Square, Bucharest, near the University of Bucharest, the University of Architecture, the National Theatre Bucharest and the InterContinental Hotel. The station is one of the deepest in the whole system, with a narrow platform, built around huge pillars." for more info click to read on Wikipedia

Vedere dinspre Bd. I.C. Brătianu . Panorama to the University Square nearby Şuţu Palace on  Brătianu Avenue.

Vedere dinspre Bd. I.C. Brătianu .
Panorama to the University Square nearby Şuţu Palace on  Brătianu Avenue.

Museum of Bucharest is housed in the elegant, Neo-Gothic Şuţu Palace, built from 1833-1835 for the wealthy merchant Costache Şuţu.


Palatul Suțu / Şuţu Palace.

Museum of Bucharest is housed in the elegant, Neo-Gothic Şuţu Palace, built from 1833-1835 for the wealthy merchant Costache Şuţu.


Palatul Suțu a fost ridicat între anii 1833-1835, în stil neogotic, după planurile arhitecților vienezi Conrad Schwink și Johann Veit în timpul postelnicului Costache Gr. Suțu.  Pe fronton pot fi observate cele două elemente distinctive: vulturul Munteniei şi zimbrul Moldovei.


           "Muzeul Municipiului București are sediul central în Palatul Suțu din Bdul. I.C. Brătianu nr. 2. La 29 martie 1832, autoritățile bucureștene au aprobat biv vel postelnicului Costache Grigore Suțu (1799-1875) îngrădirea întinsei sale proprietăți, moștenite de la soția sa Ruxandra Racoviță, aflate între biserica Colței și până în apropierea bisericii Sf. Sava (actuala stradă Academiei). Pe acest teren el a hotărât să construiască un palat (arhitecți austriecii Johann Veit și Conrad Schwinck) finalizat, în linii mari, în 1834-1835. Construit în stil neogotic, având patru turnulețe poligonale, câte două pe părțile laterale, clădirea se remarca prin cupola similară aceleia de la conacul din Golești.
(...)
Ulterior, palatul a cunoscut diferite destinații: sediul Primăriei Municipiului București (1928-1932), sediu al Băncii Chrissoveloni (1932-1942), al Casei de Economii și Consemnațiuni (1942-1948) și al Institutului de Construcții (1948-1956). Între 1956-1958 Palatul Suțu a fost restaurat iar la 23 ianuarie 1959 aici s-a inaugurat Muzeul de Istorie al Municipiului București." ( sursa: Wikipedia)

In B&W. "Museum of Bucharest is housed in the elegant, Neo-Gothic Şuţu Palace, built from 1833-1835 for the wealthy merchant Costache Şuţu."

Vision in B&W.*

In macro view. Details

Vision in macro. Details.









Instants and visual aspects seen on street in the centre of the city 
nearby Şuţu Palace on  Brătianu Avenue. 
"Photo instants" captured from a street photo exhibition named "Trecut-au anii" ("Years that had gone"). Images are/have been displayed on the fence of the Şuţu Palace on  Brătianu Avenue.















"The InterContinental Bucharest
is a highrise five star hotel situated near University Square, Bucharest, in sector 1 and is also a landmark of the city. It is 77 m tall and has 25 floors,containing 283 guest rooms, operated by InterContinental Hotels Group (a British multinational hotels company headquartered in Denham, UK.) (...)
Designed by Dinu Hariton, Gheorghe Nădrag, Ion Moscu and Romeo Belea, it was part of a bigger project which included the building of the Bucharest National Theatre. Construction began in 1967 and was finished in 3 years. With its height of 77 meters, when it was opened on 23 of May 1971 it was the second tallest building in the city, after the Casa Scinteii. Although no longer holding that title today, it is still the tallest hotel in Bucharest."




is one of the national theatres of Romania, located in the capital city of Bucharest.
It was founded as the Teatrul cel Mare din Bucureşti ("Grand Theatre of Bucharest") in 1852, its first director being Costache Caragiale. It became a national institution in 1864 by a decree of Prime Minister Mihail Kogălniceanu, and was officially named as the National Theatre in 1875; it is now administered by the Romanian Ministry of Culture.... 
In April 1836, the Societatea Filarmonica — a cultural society founded by Ion Heliade Rădulescu and Ion Câmpineanu — bought the Câmpinencii Inn to build a National Theatre on the site, and began to collect money and materials for this purpose. In 1840, Obşteasca Adunare (the legislative branch established under the terms of the Imperial Russian-approved Organic Statute) proposed to Alexandru II Ghica, the Prince of Wallachia, a project to build a National Theatre with state support. The request was approved on June 4, 1840. Prince Gheorghe Bibescu adopted the idea of founding the theatre and chose a new location, on the spot of the former Filaret Inn. There were several reasons to favor this locations: it was centrally located, right in the middle of Podul Mogoşoaiei (today's Calea Victoriei); the earthquake of 1838 had damaged the inn beyond repair, and it needed to be torn down."

(...)
..."În aprilie 1836, "Societatea Filarmonica" – societate culturală înființată de I.H. Rădulescu și Ioan Cîmpineanu – cumpără Hanul Cîmpinencii pentru a construi în acel loc 
clădirea Teatrului Național și începe colectarea de bani și materiale pentru acest scop. În 1840, "Obșteasca Adunare" propune domnitorului Alexandru Ghica un proiect pentru construcția Teatrului Național cu cheltuiala statului. Proiectul este aprobat la 4 iunie 1840. Domnitorul Gheorghe Bibescu reia ideea înființării teatrului și aprobă o nouă locație: fostul han Filaret. Locul hanului Filaret a fost ales din mai multe motive: se întindea până la mijlocul Podului Mogoșoaiei (azi, Calea Victoriei) și se afla oarecum în centrul orașului; după cutremurul din 1838, hanul suferise pagube importante și trebuia dărâmat.
Din raportul din 13 august 1843 al comisiei însărcinate cu ridicarea teatrului, rezultă că sunt necesari 20.300 de galbeni pentru întreaga construcție a teatrului. La acea data nu erau disponibili decât 13.000 de galbeni. Gheorghe Bibescu prin „Înaltă Rezoluție” spune: „Am fi dorit ca acel teatru să se săvârșească cu 13.000 de galbeni” și cere comisiei să facă economie dar și acordul în caz de nevoie pentru fonduri suplimentare „din capitolul extraordinar al Visteriei”. Acestea deoarece Bibescu considera „clădirea Teatrului în orașul Bucureștilor fiind un lucru care privește nu numai la folosul acestui oraș, dar a totului neamului Românesc, prin influența izbăvitoare ce va avea atât asupra bunelor năravuri cât și asupra desăvârșirii limbii Naționale și dezvoltării literaturii Românești.”

The National Theatre in an ample process of renovation.



Wikipedia: "Spitalul Clinic Colțea. Unitate medicală cu tradiție, spitalul a fost locul în care au profesat mari nume românești în domeniul medical precum Nicolae Crețulescu, cel care a pus aici bazele școlii de microchirurgie. Spitalul Colțea a fost una din primele baze de învățământ medical din România. A fost primul spital din București, construit la 14 decembrie 1704, din inițiativa spătarului Mihail Cantucuzino, pentru a fi un spital pentru săraci. Organizarea și funcționarea spitalului s-a făcut după modelul spitalului Ospedale di S. Lazzaro e Mendicanti din Veneția."

"One of the most modern hospitals in the capital is Colțea that has been re-equipped after a 90-million-euro investment in 2011. It specializes in oncological and cardiac disorders. Also the oldest hospital in Bucharest, Coltea Hospital was built by Mihai Cantacuzino between 1701 and 1703, composed of many buildings, each with 12 to 30 beds, a church, three chapels, a school, and doctors' and teachers' houses." more info to read on Wikipedia

 "Spitalul Clinic Colțea. Unitate medicală cu tradiție, spitalul a fost locul în care au profesat mari nume românești în domeniul medical precum Nicolae Crețulescu, cel care a pus aici bazele școlii de microchirurgie. Spitalul Colțea a fost una din primele baze de învățământ medical din România. A fost primul spital din București, construit la 14 decembrie 1704, din inițiativa spătarului Mihail Cantucuzino, pentru a fi un spital pentru săraci. Organizarea și funcționarea spitalului s-a făcut după modelul spitalului Ospedale di S. Lazzaro e Mendicanti din Veneția." sursa Wikipedia



Wikipedia "Universitatea din București (fondată în 1864) este o instituție de invățământ superior de stat din București, România. Mai mulți absolvenți ai Universității s-au afirmat ca personalități de seamă: profesori și cercetători la alte universități din lume, membri ai Academiei Române și ai unor academii din alte țări, scriitori, politicieni (parlamentari, miniștri, prim-miniștri, președinți), diplomați etc. O parte din facultățile Universității sunt amplasate în Palatul Universității din Piața Universității.(...) A fost înființată în 1864 de către domnitorul Alexandru Ioan Cuza, care a divizat Colegiului Sfântul Sava în Universitatea din București și actualul Colegiu Național „Sfântul Sava”."

"The University of Bucharest (Romanian: Universitatea din București), in Romania, is a university founded in 1864 by decree of Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza to convert the former Saint Sava Academy into the current University of Bucharest. It is the second oldest modern university in Romania.

In 1694 Constantin Brâncoveanu, ruler of Wallachia, had founded the Princely Academy of Saint Sava in Bucharest with lectures delivered in Greek. In 1776, Alexander Ypsilantis, ruler of Wallachia, reformed the curriculum of the Saint Sava Academy, where courses of French, Italian and Latin were now taught. In 1859, the Faculty of Law was created. In 1857, Carol Davila created the National School of Medicine and Pharmacy. In 1857, the foundation stone of the University Palace in Bucharest was laid.

The original 1857 project of the University main building, by Alexandru Orăscu
On July 4/16 1864 Prince Alexander John Cuza created the University of Bucharest, bringing together the Faculties of Law, Sciences and Letters as one single body. In the following years, new faculties were created: 1884 – the Faculty of Theology; 1906 – the Institute of Geology; 1913 – the Academic Institute for Electrotechnology; 1921 – the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine; 1923 – the Faculty of Pharmacy, 1924 – the Mina Minovici Institute of Forensic Medicine." (for more info click to read on Wikipedia)


              "Four statues can be found in the University Square, in front of the University; they depict Ion Heliade Rădulescu (1879), Michael the Brave (1874), Gheorghe Lazăr (1889) and Spiru Haret (1932)."  Excerpts from Wikipedia.

Statues of Ion Heliade Rădulescu, Michael the Brave,  Gheorghe Lazăr and Spiru Haret.


"Ion Heliade Rădulescu or Ion Heliade (also known as Eliad or Eliade Rădulescu; Romanian pronunciation: [ˈi.on heliˈade rəduˈlesku]; January 6, 1802 – April 27, 1872) was a Wallachian-born Romanian academic, Romantic andClassicist poet, essayist, memoirist, short story writer, newspaper editor and politician. A prolific translator of foreign literature into Romanian, he was also the author of books on linguistics and history. For much of his life, Heliade Rădulescu was a teacher at Saint Sava College in Bucharest, which he helped reopen. He was a founding member and first president of the Romanian Academy.
Heliade Rădulescu is considered one of the foremost champions of Romanian culture from the first half of the 19th century, having first risen to prominence through his association with Gheorghe Lazăr and his support of Lazăr's drive for discontinuing education in Greek. Over the following decades, he had a major role in shaping the modern Romanian language, but caused controversy when he advocated the massive introduction of Italian neologisms into the Romanian lexis. A Romantic nationalist landowner siding with moderate liberals, Heliade was among the leaders of the 1848 Wallachian revolution, after which he was forced to spend several years in exile. Adopting an original form of conservatism, which emphasized the role of the aristocratic boyars in Romanian history, he was rewarded for supporting the Ottoman Empire and clashed with the radical wing of the 1848 revolutionaries." (for more info please read on Wikipedia)






"Michael the Brave (Romanian: Mihai Viteazu(l) pronounced [miˈhaj viˈte̯azu(l)] or Mihai Bravu pronounced [miˈhaj ˈbravu], Hungarian: Vitéz Mihály; 1558 – August 9, 1601) was the Prince of Wallachia (1593–1601), of Transylvania (1599–1600), and of Moldavia (1600). He united the three principalitiesnote 1 under a single rule for a short period of time.

During his reign, which coincided with the Long War, these three principalities forming the territory of present-day Romania and the Republic of Moldova were ruled for the first time by a single Romanian leader, although the union lasted for less than six months. He is regarded as one of Romania's greatest national heroes.

His rule over Wallachia began in the autumn of 1593. Two years later, war with the Ottomans began, a conflict in which the Prince fought the Battle of Călugăreni, considered one of the most important battles of his reign. Although the Wallachians emerged victorious from the battle, Michael was forced to retreat with his troops and wait for aid from his allies, Prince Sigismund Báthory of Transylvania and Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II. The war continued until a peace finally emerged in January 1597, but this lasted for only a year and a half. Peace was again reached in late 1599, when Michael was unable to continue the war due to lack of support from his allies.

In 1599, Michael won the Battle of Şelimbăr and soon entered Alba Iulia, becoming the Prince of Transylvania. A few months later, Michael's troops invaded Moldavia and reached its capital, Iaşi. The Moldavian leader Ieremia Movilă fled to Poland and Michael was declared Prince of Moldavia. Michael kept the control of all three provinces for less than a year before the nobles of Transylvania and certain boyars in Moldavia and Wallachia rose against him in a series of revolts. Thereafter, Michael allied with the Imperial General Giorgio Basta and defeated an uprising of the Hungarian nobility at Gurăslău in Transylvania. Immediately after this victory, Basta ordered the assassination of Michael, which took place on 9 August 1601." (for more info please read on Wikipedia)








"Gheorghe Lazăr (n. 5 iunie 1779, Avrig - d. 17 septembrie 1823, Avrig) a fost un pedagog, teolog și inginer român, considerat fondatorul învățământului în limba națională din Țara Românească (în 1818 a înființat în București prima școală cu predare în limba română, Școala de la Sfântul Sava)."

"Gheorghe Lazăr (5 June 1779 – 17 September 1821), born and died in Avrig, Sibiu County, was a Transylvanian-born Romanian scholar, the founder of the first Romanian language school - in Bucharest, 1818." (for more info please read on Wikipedia)."

Statuia lui Gheorghe Lazăr din București
Sculptor: Ion Georgescu, 1896
"Gheorghe Lazăr (5 June 1779 – 17 September 1821), born and died in Avrig, Sibiu County, was a Transylvanian-born Romanian scholar, the founder of the first Romanian language school - in Bucharest, 1818."


"Spiru C. Haret (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈspiru haˈret]; 15 February 1851 – 17 December 1912) was a Romanian-Armenian mathematician, astronomer and politician. He made a fundamental contribution to the n-body problem in celestial mechanics by proving that using a third degree approximation for the disturbing forces implies instability of the major axes of the orbits, and by introducing the concept of secular perturbations in relation to this.

As a politician, during his three terms as Minister of Education, Haret ran deep reforms, building the modern Romanian education system. He was made a full member of the Romanian Academy in 1892.

He also founded the Astronomical observatory in Bucharest, appointing Nicolae Coculescu as its first director. The crater Haret on the Moon is named after him." (for more info please read on Wikipedia)







Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
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Details captured from a short september walk, 2014.



News, 
events from the media related to this anniversary.


Sursa/Source: 
"În perioada 19 – 21 septembrie 2014, Primăria Municipiului București, prin creart – Centrul de Creație, Artă și Tradiție, participă la marea sărbătoare a orașului, „București 555”, oferindu-le locuitorilor săi și turiștilor un program diversificat, ce se află în ton cu trăsăturile definitorii ale capitalei noastre dinamice, pline de viață, colorate și, nu în ultimul rând, cu o istorie bogată.

„Zilele Bucureștiului” este un eveniment cu intrare liberă, un festival complet ce se adresează tuturor categoriilor de vârstă prin diverse activități culturale, educative și recreative.

Timp de trei zile, vom reconstitui atmosfera Bucureștiului de altădată, a „Micului Paris”, printr-o serie de manifestări ce se încadrează în evenimentul de sărbătorire a atestării documentare a capitalei, „București 555”. Parcul Cișmigiu se va transforma, astfel, într-unul dintre cele mai atractive spaţii din cadrul celui mai fastuos eveniment cultural al toamnei."

*Definitions of vision
noun: the faculty or state of being able to see.
"she had a clear vision"
synonyms: eyesight, sight, observation, (visual) perception, eyes, view, perspective

Translations of vision

noun/substantiv: viziune/vision

vedere: view, sight, vision, eyesight, vista, seeing
perspicacitate: insight, acumen, perspicacity, sagacity, vision, flair
pătrundere: penetration, acumen, insight, permeation, pervasion, vision
spirit: spirit, mind, wit, soul, intellect, vision
apariţie: appearance, occurrence, emergence, issue, apparition, vision
vis: dream, chimera, vision, reverie, fancy
vedenie: vision, wraith, apparition, ghost, shape

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