Apr 142010

Versiune în română

The fourth statue located in the University Square is that of Ion Heliade Rădulescu, “Romanian academic, Romantic and Classicist poet, essayist, memoirist, short story writer, newspaper editor and politician”, “prolific translator of foreign literature into Romanian”, “founding member and first president of the Romanian Academy”. The marble statue shows him holding a book in his hand, a fitted portrayal considering that he “is considered one of the foremost champions of Romanian culture of the first half of the 19th century”. The statue is the work of the Italian sculptor Ettore Ferrari and was unveiled in 1881.

  4 Responses to “More on University Square, Part 2”

  1. Great photos of the statue! Looks like you’re enjoying some sunny, blue sky days!

  2. Leif: I’m currently on a two weeks trip to Argentina and I took all these pictures before I left. I hope the weather is still nice in Bucharest.

  3. A distinguished looking gentleman.

  4. With the sun behind his back, a hope providing sight. Maybe even a role-model for the students passing by. Wishing you a wonderful Friday.

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