duminică, 30 aprilie 2017

Timeless (40) From time to time. "A stroll under pink cherry blossoms. April in Spring." (II) Inspired, one more time...


View from the main entrance to the The Cișmigiu Gardens or Cișmigiu Park (Romanian: Grădinile Cișmigiu or Parcul Cișmigiu) to Regina Elisabeta Boulevard at sunset. "They form the oldest and, at 16 hectares, the largest park in city's central area. The main entrance is from Regina Elisabeta Boulevard, in front of the City Hall; there is another major entrance at the Știrbei Vodă Street, near the Crețulescu Palace. The southwestern corner of the park is adjacent to the Gheorghe Lazăr High School." Read more about The Cișmigiu Gardens on Wikipedia.
Motto:
"Dacă pământul pe care mergi, pe care-l calci fără să te gândeşti la el - durere încorporată în paşi ca cerul în ochi - ai simţi deodată că suferă din pricina ta, fiindcă paşii tăi sunt grei; dacă ai simţi înlăuntrul lui ca o durere fără de expresie aparentă - ce-ai face: ai merge înainte sau te-ai opri?" de Ionel Teodoreanu,  fragment din romanul "La Medeleni".
"The Cișmigiu Gardens or Cișmigiu Park (Romanian: Grădinile Cișmigiu or Parcul Cișmigiu) are a public park near the center of Bucharest, Romania, spanning areas on all sides of an artificial lake. The gardens' creation was an important moment in the history of Bucharest. " "The park was built in 1847, at a time when Bucharest was the capital of Wallachia, on a site formerly known as Lacul lui Dura neguțătorul (the "Lake of Dura the merchant"), or simply as Dura.[1] The pool it replaced was a popular site for fishing from as early as the 17th century, and was inhabited by mallard colonies." Read more about The Cișmigiu Gardens on Wikipedia.
"If the earth that you are going on, that are you walking without thinking about it - as a  pain embedded in steps, like the sky in the eye - you could suddenly feel that it suffers because of you, because your steps are heavy; if you could feel inside him, as a pain without an apparent expression - what would you do: would you go ahead or would you stop? "

 by Ionel Teodoreanu,  from the novel "La Medeleni".

View from historic center of the city; old buildings.   "Lipscani is a street and a district of Bucharest, Romania, which from the Middle Ages to the early 19th century was the most important commercial area of the city and Wallachia. It is located near the ruins of the old Princely Court built by Vlad III the Impaler."  "History It was named after Leipzig (Lipsca in 17th century Romanian), as that was the origin of many of the wares that could be found on the main street. The word lipscan (singular of lipscani) meant trader who brought his wares from Western Europe." More info to read about the historic center and Lipscani on Wikipedia.
View from historic center of the city; from Stavropoleos Street in front the old building of "The CEC Palace (Romanian: Palatul CEC) in Bucharest, Romania, built in 1900 and situated on Calea Victoriei opposite the National Museum of Romanian History, is the headquarter of CEC Bank". Architectural style: eclectic; "Built in eclectic style, the palace is topped by a glass and metal dome. "  More info to read about the historic center and The CEC Palace on Wikipedia.
View from Lipscani; on the right, the National Bank of Romania (the old building).
View to the Lipscani street; "It was named after Leipzig (Lipsca in 17th century Romanian), as that was the origin of many of the wares that could be found on the main street. The word lipscan (singular of lipscani) meant trader who brought his wares from Western Europe. All trades were found in the area, including goldsmiths, hatters, shoemakers, tanners, saddlemakers, etc., many guilds (or isnafuri) having their own street: even nowadays, the nearby streets bear the name of a trade (Blănari = Furriers street, Șelari = Saddlemakers street, etc.). During the Communist period, the whole area was scheduled to be demolished, but this never came to fruition. The district became neglected, but nowadays is the most attractive area for tourists of all Bucharest. As of 2013, many of the buildings were restored. In the early 21st century, much of the district has been transformed into a pedestrian zone. Known mainly for its restaurants and bars, including the Caru' cu Bere, a few reputable shops, such as H&M, Adidas and Yves Rocher, have begun to appear in the area, slowly turning Lipscani into a commercial shopping district as well." Read more info about Lipscani on Wikipedia
National Bank of Romania (the old building). The Old BNR Palace  "The Headquarters of the National Bank of Romania in the Lipscani Street. The head office of the National Bank of Romania with the view of Lipscani Street is one of the most imposing and massive bank edifices in Romania, nowadays a historic, art monument, and protected as such. It was erected on the former site of the inn built by Șerban Cantacuzino (1678-1688). On 26 February 1882, architects Cassien Bernard and Albert Galleron were assigned the task to blueprint the BNR Palace. The construction of the building in the eclectic style of the late 19th century, with some neo-classical elements, proceeded between 12 July 1884 (when the foundation stone was laid) and June 1890 under the direction of the architect engineer Nicolae Cerchez assisted by architect E. Băicoianu." Read more info about The Old BNR Palace on Wikipedia.
National Bank of Romania (the old building). The Old BNR Palace  "The Headquarters of the National Bank of Romania in the Lipscani Street. The head office of the National Bank of Romania with the view of Lipscani Street is one of the most imposing and massive bank edifices in Romania, nowadays a historic, art monument, and protected as such. It was erected on the former site of the inn built by Șerban Cantacuzino (1678-1688). On 26 February 1882, architects Cassien Bernard and Albert Galleron were assigned the task to blueprint the BNR Palace. The construction of the building in the eclectic style of the late 19th century, with some neo-classical elements, proceeded between 12 July 1884 (when the foundation stone was laid) and June 1890 under the direction of the architect engineer Nicolae Cerchez assisted by architect E. Băicoianu." Read more info about The Old BNR Palace on Wikipedia.
View from The old Headquarters of the National Bank of Romania to the Lipscani Street.
Magnolia tree in bloom.
View of Calea Victoriei (Victory Avenue) and CEC Palace on the right. "Calea Victoriei (Victory Avenue)is a major avenue in central Bucharest. It leads from Splaiul Independenței (which runs parallel to the Dâmbovița River) to the north and then northwest up to Piața Victoriei, where Șoseaua Kiseleff continues north."
View of Capșa from Calea Victoriei; "Casa Capșa is a historic restaurant in Bucharest, Romania, first established in 1852. At various times it has also included a hotel; most recently, it reopened as a 61-room hotel 17 June 2003."…long a symbol of Bucharest for its inhabitants… Capșa is not only associated with its exquisite pastry products, but also for a hectic literary life of yore… a welcoming place for Romanian writers where they could meet, talk and…associate."  The restaurant stands on Calea Victoriei at the corner of Edgar Quinet Street, across from the Hotel Capitol and diagonally across from the Cercul Militar Naţional." Read more info about Casa Capșa on Wikipedia.
"The Palace of the National Military Circle, also known as the Officers' Circle Palace (Romanian:Cercul Militar Național) is located on Constantin Mile street in Bucharest, Romania. It was built in 1911 by architect Dimitrie Maimarolu using French neoclassical style. The beneficiary was the Officers' Circle of the Bucharest military garrison, which was founded in 1876. [1][2] The palace was built on the site of the old Sărindar monastery; the fountain in front of the palace bears its name." Read more info about Cercul Militar Național on Wikipedia.
"The Cișmigiu Gardens or Cișmigiu Park (Romanian: Grădinile Cișmigiu or Parcul Cișmigiu) are a public park near the center of Bucharest, Romania, spanning areas on all sides of an artificial lake. The gardens' creation was an important moment in the history of Bucharest. They form the oldest and, at 16 hectares, the largest park in city's central area. The main entrance is from Regina Elisabeta Boulevard, in front of the City Hall; there is another major entrance at the Știrbei Vodă Street, near the Crețulescu Palace. The southwestern corner of the park is adjacent to the Gheorghe Lazăr High School." More info about on Wikipedia.
"The Cișmigiu Gardens or Cișmigiu Park (Romanian: Grădinile Cișmigiu or Parcul Cișmigiu) are a public park near the center of Bucharest, Romania, spanning areas on all sides of an artificial lake. The gardens' creation was an important moment in the history of Bucharest. They form the oldest and, at 16 hectares, the largest park in city's central area. The main entrance is from Regina Elisabeta Boulevard, in front of the City Hall; there is another major entrance at the Știrbei Vodă Street, near the Crețulescu Palace. The southwestern corner of the park is adjacent to the Gheorghe Lazăr High School." More info about on Wikipedia.
The word cișmigiu comes from Turkish: a Ceșme is a public fountain and a cișmigiu (or cișmegiu) used to be the person responsible for building and maintaining public fountains. The name replaced older references to Dura, and was coined by the public because, at the time, the administrator of Bucharest fountains was living on park grounds (in a house located between the central lake and Sărindar quarter). Cișmigiu continued to be developed by Meyer long after its official inauguration: in 1870, the horticulturist laid out a plan to redesign the lanes, to introduce an artesian aquifer, and to create a kiosk for an orchestra. He also proposed to have gondolas carrying visitors over the lake. By 1851, new species of trees were brought in: chestnuts from Gorj County, walnuts from Dâmboviţa County, and other plants from places such as Vienna and Brașov. At the same time, the lanes were reinforced with debris from the ruins of Curtea Nouă and Zlătari area. Works were completed despite Meyer's sudden death as a result of typhoid fever (August 1852)." More info to read about on Wikipedia.
The principal entrance. View to the building of National Archives and City Hall.
A flower carpet & spring flowers
Cișmigiu Gardens during the Spring in april of 2017. On the Lovers Alley. Aleea îndrăgostiţilor din Cișmigiu.
Cișmigiu Gardens during the Spring in april of 2017. Statue.
Cișmigiu Gardens during the Spring in april of 2017. Statue.
Prunus Flowers. "a tree or shrub of a large genus that includes many varieties grown for their spring blossom (cherry and almond) or for their fruit (plum, peach, and apricot)."
Prunus Flowers. "a tree or shrub of a large genus that includes many varieties grown for their spring blossom (cherry and almond) or for their fruit (plum, peach, and apricot)."
Spring flight. Zbor de primăvară. Under white Spring blossoms.
The wooden bridge. Under blossoms.
Lake Cișmigiu
Platans trees (related to sycamore trees).
Fountain on Cișmigiu Lake
Fountain on Cișmigiu Lake
Cherry tree in full bloom.
Cherry tree in full bloom.
Cherry blossoms. tree in full bloom.
Cherry tree in full bloom.
Cherry tree in full bloom. A view of the street under the blossoms of Cherry tree.
"I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health." "Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." Voltaire
Source of info above: Internet/ Wikipedia. Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Click to see enlarged views.
Timeless (40) From time to time. A stroll under pink cherry blossoms. 
April in Spring. (II)
Series of photo instants, 
up-close & collages;
Edited in color, sepia and/or black & white. 
Visions. From time to time. Spring in April.
Spring 2017
Walks in Cișmigiu Gardens

Private archive.
2017©AlexaT
GândCălător.blogspot.com

*****
Motto: 
"Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.*"
*Source Internet: 
By Ralph Waldo Emerson in "Collected Poems and Translations".*

*Source of poem, video above : Internet/You Tube.
Source of quotes below:  
Power of Positivity; Hyperliteratura.ro; mindbodygram; 
Positive Energy; The Hearty Soul.
"I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health."
"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." Voltaire
Happiness starts with yourself.
Be joyful, amazing and never give up to smile! 
Stunning things are all over! 

Stay positive, today, tomorrow and always! 

Rămâi pozitiv, astăzi, mâine și întotdeauna!
So, very thankful, each and every day, to be inspired...
All is well...

vineri, 21 aprilie 2017

Timeless (39) From time to time. A stroll under pink cherry blossoms. April in Spring. (I)



Motto:
 "I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health."
"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." Voltaire
                         
One more time, this Spring came to us, as a promise. A wonderful promise as a  fresh and revigorant vision of those pink cherry blossoms and white prunus blooms, as well, among others seen around the park. A stroll in the evening, with the sound of Blackbirds in the background and the usual noise of the people having a short walk on the alleys or just by sitting on the benches to admire the new vegetation of Spring. I can make a mention and say that walking having a discopathy or sciatica crisis for sure it's not a pleasure. But, I kept walking while I was looking and admiring the beauty of the trees in bloom, just thinking that it's pure enjoyment for soul. Therefore, walking is good for health. Even, with that sharp pain of the back, of the feet discomfort, with the toes having severe numbness, as well, I still feel positive and I'm waiting for recovery. Of course, I have done physiotherapy, kinesiotherapy, too. So, back to these days of Spring, admiring the cherry blossoms along the alleys, admiring the green trees and the golden light at sunset, I feel positive. What can I say? I can only agree with the inspirational and positive quotes that I've found and read them, lately: "No one else is walking in your shoes. Do what is right for you". And for sure, Voltaire was amazingly genius and honestly by saying:" I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health"!
Having a perfect and inspired Springtime in April! 
Ps. When I started to write the notes for this post, we had such lovely sunny days, as usually in the early Spring. But this fact, slowly, changed into a 'Springtum'... Since a couple of days, it rains and rains and to me, it looks to be like... Any guess?... chilly autumn rains!! And who knows... till tomorrow, it could turn into and actually become quite a stunning mélange, of which I heard and read about, of Spring and Winter seen as a "Springter"... As they mentioned at the forecast for this weekend, it will be snow around ... So, I'll promise to be back, virtually, with the sunny days of Springtime and some magnolium flowers in the next posts... Just to say so, I feel positive and yet pretty confused somehow... Warm greetings of 'Springtum, Springter' in April! :)
Up-dates: In progress. Blackbird song.
Burlesque view.
"A cherry blossom*is the flower of any of several trees of genus Prunus, particularly the Japanese cherry, Prunus serrulata, which is called sakura after the Japanese (桜 or 櫻; さくら). Currently it is widely distributed, especially in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere including Japan, China, Korea, Europe, West Siberia, India, Canada, and the United States Along with the chrysanthemum, the cherry blossom is considered the national flower of Japan. Many of the varieties that have been cultivated for ornamental use do not produce fruit. Edible cherries generally come from cultivars of the related species Prunus avium and Prunus cerasus. Cherry blossom are also closely related to other Prunus trees such as the almond, peach, plum and apricot and more distantly to apples, pears and roses." *Click to read more info about on  Wikipedia.
Original viewOrton view.
Zeke view.Spotlight view.

Up-dates: in progress.

From Did You Know Category
About Earth Day 2017 in media &  the Internet

  • Excerpts from Google Doodles Archive: 

"Happy Earth Day 2017!"*
Source of "Color script for the slideshow"  Google Doodle Earth Day 2017
Source of "Color script for the slideshow"  Google Doodle: Earth Day 2017
"Today, we honor the rich, vast Earth that’s sustained generations before us and continues to nurture life and inspire wonder. At an estimated 4.543 billion years of age, the Earth is still the only known object in the Universe known to harbor life. It’s also the densest planet in the Solar System and the largest of the four terrestrial planets. That’s quite an awe-inspiring roster of qualities, if you ask us.

Today’s Doodle follows the story of a fox who dreams about an Earth that’s been polluted and adversely affected by climate change. The fox wakes with a startle, and urgently starts making small lifestyle changes to care for the Earth. Along the way, the fox enlists friends – including Momo the cat, and Google Weather’s favorite frog – to join its quest to protect and nurture the environment.


To combat things like coral bleaching and pollution, the three eco-rangers are inspired to take action such as eating less meat, carpooling, and unplugging unused electronic devices. That’s some heroic work for tiny animals!"


Celebrating Earth Day on Google Search*

"But the Earth Day celebration doesn’t end there! By clicking beyond the Doodle to Google Search, you’ll find easy Earth Day tips to help you do your part in saving our planet, including supporting critical conservation efforts such as wildlife conservation with World Wildlife Fund, coral reef conservation with The Ocean Agency, and rainforest conservation with The Jane Goodall Institute."
*Click to read more info on the links above; 
Source of info: Celebrating Earth Day on Google Search*

  • Excerpts from Wikipedia:
 "Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.
On Earth Day 2016, the landmark Paris Agreement was signed by the United States, China, and some 120 other countries. This signing satisfied a key requirement for the entry into force of the historic draft climate protection treaty adopted by consensus of the 195 nations present at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris." * Click the link above for more info about Earth Day. Source: Wikipedia 
"The equinoctial Earth Day is celebrated on the March equinox (around March 20) to mark the precise moment of astronomical spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and of astronomical autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. An equinox in astronomy is that point in time (not a whole day) when the Sun is directly above the Earth's equator, occurring around March 20 and September 23 each year. In most cultures, the equinoxes and solstices are considered to start or separate the seasons.
John McConnell first introduced the idea of a global holiday called "Earth Day" at the 1969 UNESCO Conference on the Environment. The first Earth Day proclamation was issued by San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto on March 21, 1970. Celebrations were held in various cities, such as San Francisco and in Davis, California with a multi-day street party. UN Secretary-General U Thant supported McConnell's global initiative to celebrate this annual event; and on February 26, 1971, he signed a proclamation to that effect, saying:
May there be only peaceful and cheerful Earth Days to come for our beautiful Spaceship Earth as it continues to spin and circle in frigid space with its warm and fragile cargo of animate life.
United Nations secretary-general Kurt Waldheim observed Earth Day with similar ceremonies on the March equinox in 1972, and the United Nations Earth Day ceremony has continued each year since on the day of the March equinox (the United Nations also works with organizers of the April 22 global event). Margaret Mead added her support for the equinox Earth Day, and in 1978 declared:
"Earth Day is the first holy day which transcends all national borders, yet preserves all geographical integrities, spans mountains and oceans and time belts, and yet brings people all over the world into one resonating accord, is devoted to the preservation of the harmony in nature and yet draws upon the triumphs of technology, the measurement of time, and instantaneous communication through space.
Earth Day draws on astronomical phenomena in a new way – which is also the most ancient way – by using the vernal Equinox, the time when the Sun crosses the equator making the length of night and day equal in all parts of the Earth. To this point in the annual calendar, EARTH DAY attaches no local or divisive set of symbols, no statement of the truth or superiority of one way of life over another. But the selection of the March Equinox makes planetary observance of a shared event possible, and a flag which shows the Earth, as seen from space, appropriate."
At the moment of the equinox, it is traditional to observe Earth Day by ringing the Japanese Peace Bell, which was donated by Japan to the United Nations. Over the years, celebrations have occurred in various places worldwide at the same time as the UN celebration. On March 20, 2008, in addition to the ceremony at the United Nations, ceremonies were held in New Zealand, and bells were sounded in California, Vienna, Paris, Lithuania, Tokyo, and many other locations. The equinox Earth Day at the UN is organized by the Earth Society Foundation."


  • About Google's Earth Day Doodle in Time*

Source of photo: Google.Excerpts: "In a series of illustrations, the Google doodle tells the story of a sleeping fox that has a nightmare about the consequences of climate change, featuring melted icebergs and dead plants. Disturbed, the fox enlists two friends to be more thoughtful about conservation—the trio eat vegetables, grow plants, ride bikes and use solar energy.
Google also offered conservation tips for Earth Day, reminding people to turn off lights, plant trees, eat locally sourced food and avoid driving."
* Source of  excerpts and photo; Click to read more info in Time.





* Source of photo: NASA/ Earth Observatory "By removing natural and stray light sources, researchers have provided a clearer picture of the human footprint on Earth. Learn more about this image. (NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using Suomi NPP VIIRS data from Miguel Román, NASA GSFC.)"
Excerpts from the article "An Optimistic View For Earth Day"
"As we arrive at Earth Day 2017, reporting on Earth science can sometimes feel like a gloomy affair. Global temperatures are at record highs. Arctic sea ice is in pretty bad shape. Bleaching events are taking a toll on coral reefs. And as an interesting article in EOS recently noted, humanity is affecting the very shape of Earth’s surface in unprecedented ways." *
*Click to read more info about on the link above.
* Source of photo: NASA/ Earth Observatory "By removing natural and stray light sources, researchers have provided a clearer picture of the human footprint on Earth. Learn more about this image. (NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using Suomi NPP VIIRS data from Miguel Román, NASA GSFC.)"
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"A cherry blossom*is the flower of any of several trees of genus Prunus, particularly the Japanese cherry, Prunus serrulata, which is called sakura after the Japanese (桜 or 櫻; さくら).
Currently it is widely distributed, especially in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere including Japan, China, Korea, Europe, West Siberia, India, Canada, and the United States Along with the chrysanthemum, the cherry blossom is considered the national flower of Japan.
Many of the varieties that have been cultivated for ornamental use do not produce fruit. Edible cherries generally come from cultivars of the related species Prunus avium and Prunus cerasus. Cherry blossom are also closely related to other Prunus trees such as the almond, peach, plum and apricot and more distantly to apples, pears and roses." *Click to read more info about on  Wikipedia.
"A cherry blossom*is the flower of any of several trees of genus Prunus, particularly the Japanese cherry, Prunus serrulata, which is called sakura after the Japanese (桜 or 櫻; さくら). Currently it is widely distributed, especially in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere including Japan, China, Korea, Europe, West Siberia, India, Canada, and the United States Along with the chrysanthemum, the cherry blossom is considered the national flower of Japan. Many of the varieties that have been cultivated for ornamental use do not produce fruit. Edible cherries generally come from cultivars of the related species Prunus avium and Prunus cerasus. Cherry blossom are also closely related to other Prunus trees such as the almond, peach, plum and apricot and more distantly to apples, pears and roses." *Click to read more info about on  Wikipedia.
Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Click to see enlarged views.
Timeless (39) From time to time. A stroll under pink cherry blossoms. 
April in Spring. (I)
Series of photo instants, 
up-close & collages;
Edited in color, sepia and/or black & white. 
Visions. From time to time. Spring in April.
Spring 2017

Private archive.
2017©AlexaT
GândCălător.blogspot.com

*****
Motto: 
"Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.*"
*Source Internet: 
By Ralph Waldo Emerson in "Collected Poems and Translations".*

*Source of poem, video above : Internet/You Tube.
Source of quotes below:  The Hearty Soul;
Power of Positivity.

Happiness starts with yourself.

Be joyful, amazing and never give up to smile! 
Stunning things are all over! 

Stay positive, today, tomorrow and always! 

Rămâi pozitiv, astăzi, mâine și întotdeauna!
So, very thankful, each and every day, to be inspired...
All is well...

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