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.
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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

Private archive.
2017©AlexaT
GândCălător.blogspot.com

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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...

44 de comentarii:

  1. Minunat armonizate cuvantul, imaginea si muzica. Citatul din "La Medeleni" e induiosator intr-un fel pe care nu cred ca il pot explica/exprima. :) Fotografiile sunt pur si simplu superbe! Starnesc, cumva, nostalgii. :)
    Iti doresc, cu drag, o luna mai de primavara adevarata. :) Sufletul linistit sa iti fie si zilele senine. Ganduri de bine de la mine. <3

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    1. O luna de Mai absolut fermecatoare, asemenea! Florarul abia acum isi va da, sper, silinta de a face ca Primavara sa fie stralucitoare. :) Doar, infloresc salcamii si castanii, bujorii si florile de iris! Salutari cordiale cu multumiri pentru gandurile calde impartasite.
      (*-*) Mai insorit cu drag!

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  2. That's a lot to see in one post! The architecture is just awesome.

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    1. Many, many thanks for the lovely thoughts shared, Bettyl!

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  3. Exquisite, elegant, inspiring places and photography.
    Interested, I googled for example Cercul Militar Național. The building looks very beautiful and it's lovely that "the restaurant and the terrace are open to the public".
    Wise quotes, as always. I try to speak kindly to humans, and to plants too. Yesterday I transplanted some tomatoes, and because they looked a little bit sad, I was speaking to them rather much. :)
    Dearest Alexa, have a happy and sunny May!

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    1. Hello Sara! So many thanks for the words, appreciation and thoughts, as well. The tomatoes I think felt really so nice after you have talking to them.
      Mea culpa about the notes; so sorry that I had not thought of the informations about the walk, the old buildings, architecture style, aspects captured in this series of photos. I should do an update, as soon as posssible. Thank you for looking for details via google! *-* I'll keep in mind to make adnotations starting reading your notes above. Indeed, these are old buildings from the center of the city, with an outstanding history. Perhaps, i'll try to do some posts with more aspects and mentions and to documenting much more about.
      So thankful one more time for the interest! Best regards and a wonderful new week of Spring In May!

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  4. Your black and white is a fine street scene!

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  5. Heisann, this brings some kind of nostalgi to me, many years have passed since I brought with me some students to your country to plan a Comenius cooperation. We had a sightseeing through Bucharest before going to Iasi. I still have contact with one of the teachers and one of the students!
    Lovely pictures, Alexia! Have a nice week ;:oD)

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    1. Hello! It is so lovely to read about all of these!! I'm so glad you had a wonderful time along with your students while you have been in Bucharest and in Iasi for an international school seminar/cooperation, as I can understand reading the comment above. Also, I'm so thankful for appreciation and the warm thoughts expressed by you on this occasion. Please, too, to receive my excuses for being late with the reply; some health issues came and I had no chance to reply till today.
      And so thankful for including me in your stunning series of walks.
      My best regards and for sure I'll try to participate gladly and to join the next Summer Blogger's Sunday Walk.
      A very, very wonderful weekend of Spring in May!

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  6. ...Alexa, what gorgeous street to stroll down and at this wonderful spring time. Your fotos and edits are fabulous pair with this lovely tune. Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you back again.

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    1. Many, many thanks for the lovely words, Tom; Gladly I'll try to join the next Foto Tunes, for sure! Have a wonderful weekend of Spring in May!

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  7. Beautiful photography and wonderful photo stroll ~ magnificent ~ thanks,

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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    1. Thank you so very much, Carol! A wonderful weekend to you, too!

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  8. How lovely to see your blossoms! And the buildings are just gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so very much!! And a lovely weekend in May!

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  9. You show us so many beautiful places and photos - thank you Alexa. The street views are fantastic and your manipulations too. I loved the photo with a young couple in the park with bright splash of sun.
    Have a lovely week.

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    1. Thank you so very much for the lovely thoughts, Riitta! A great week ahead, too!

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    2. Thank you for linking at Floral Bliss - have a lovely day Alexa ❤︎

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    3. Welcome, Riitta! so very thankful, too! Always a lovely day and week at Floral Passion at every edition!!

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  10. Dear Alexa T - I saw the previous post and was inspired once again in this post. Beautiful landscape of buildings and blossoms. I understand how you were absorbed in photographing. The views are a constant source of surprise and delight.

    You wrote about Somei-yoshino and cherry blossoms on my last post. Somei-yoshino was created by a grader in 18th century to produce more and bigger flowers. They can be increased by being grafted and or growing from cutting. Created from only one Somei-Yoshino,all of them have exactly the same DNA. On the other hand, the mountain cherry trees which have been increased by pollinators have different DNA, therefore each tree have blossoms with different size, colors, and texture.

    Have happy days ahead.

    Yoko

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    1. Hello Yoko
      Many thanks for the lovely thoughts; I'm inspired as well and I always love to learn new things reading your notes on your posts about the aspects captured by you on your magical walks! :) I hope one day to see such beautiful cherry trees...
      Best regards and Have a wonderful and sunny time in this Spring of May, too!

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  11. A lot of beautiful photo's. Thanks for showing us.

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  12. The scenes that you capture through your camera lens and the many ways that you enhance and manipulate those images is amazing. Thank you dear Alexa for taking us along on this trip with you, I hope that we trod lightly on the earth.

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    1. So wonderful are your words: "I hope that we trod lightly on the earth." Many thanks for the warm words and appreciation!
      Have a great and sunny new week in May!

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  13. Imaginile sunt chiar mai frumoase decat cladirile din oras! Vad ca ai reusit sa prinzi inflorit ciresul japonez!
    Minunate compozitii! Imi place mult cum ajungi sa faci coloritul imaginilor. Chiar m-ai inspirat, draga Alexa!
    Sa ai o luna mai cu multe impliniri si bucurii! Cu drag!

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    1. Multumesc mult, mult de tot, Suzana! Avem atata nevoie sa credem ca luna Florarului este una plina de pozitivitate. M-am bucurat, adevarat sa aflu, ciresul in April, timpuriu. Sper ca l-am prezentat cat de frumos am putut sa-l surprind. Incep sa cred ca totul, in jur, nu este decat o 'secventa de timp', intre un moment si altul... trebuie sa fim mereu inspirati cautand frumosul (estetic, si nu numai, frumosul ca metafora, frumosul cotidian, frumosul din conceptele arhitectonice, frumosul idealizat, frumosul filozofic...;)) *-*
      O frumoasa primavara in Mai, insorita si minunata pentru suflet! Salutari cordiale cu drag!

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    2. A trebuit sa revin sa-ti spun ca mi-au placut mult aceste cuvinte:
      "frumosul ca metafora, frumosul cotidian, frumosul din conceptele arhitectonice, frumosul idealizat, frumosul filozofic..."! Daca nu am face-o si nu l-a descoperi, ar fi tare pustiu...
      Cu drag!

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  14. Boa tarde, maravilhosa selecção de fotos lindas e bem conseguidas, foi um perfeito passeio.
    AG

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    1. Thank you so very much for appreciation! A great new week ahead!

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  15. Hello dear Alexa. It is so cold and rainy here that I was so happy to enjoy a springtime walk with you while listening to the music. It put a big smile on my face. Thank you...Michelle

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    1. Thank you so, so much, Michelle! In here, weather is the same, cold and rainy, unpredictable,,, Spring came so unusual, indeed! I love to read your words and I'm glad to know your thoughts, as always, so positive!
      A very wonderful and sunny Springtime in May!

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  16. What a delightful spring walk, thanks for sharing

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    1. Many, many thanks, Mascha! A great Springtime in May!

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  17. Beautiful pictures and editing. I like photography of architecture the most. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. Hi! Your photos are very beautiful. I like them very much. I came from U.K. a few days ago.

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    1. Many thanks for appreciation, Minoru! And welcome back; For sure you must have wonderful impressions and photo captures to share in your future posts, from the travel in UK! A great weekend ahead!

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  19. Beautiful places Alexa .. I like both the urban architecture and the beautiful countryside -- those cherry blossoms are wonderful.

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