Sisi und Franz Jozef

Right after the communists gained power in Romania, the statue of Empress Elisabeth of Austria from Cluj was taken down from the Citadel and hidden to prevent it from being molten (they did so with King Carol I’s statue from Bucharest). After more than a half of century later, the bust was discovered by mistake in the secret dungeons from the Banffy Palace’s basement.

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Incidentul Plesu

Incidentul Plesu

Exista doua chestiuni in povestea asta care o fac incredibila:

1. Cum Heraclit, tu ca librar humanitas sa nu il recunosti pe Andrei Plesu, autor humanitas?
2. Cum tu Andrei Plesu sa suni sa parasti ca nu ti s-a acordat reducerea la care avei dreptul? Si subsecvent: chiar daca nu ai fost recunoscut, puteai actiona, nu fara inteligenta si umor, asemeni lui Forester, avand in vedere ca in spatele tijghelei humanitasului din Sibiu exista portretele autorilor asociati editurii – I am that one over there!

La Pedrera

La Pedrera is such an avangardist place even for our times… and to think that it was bulid by Gaudi more than a century ago is simply mind blowing. It was so mesmerizing I had to give up a thorough visit of the rest of the house and return to the rooftop. It was almost closing time, the place was empty of tourists and the night jazz band was rehersing. What a hypnotic experience this was…


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