Jul 012010

Versiune în română

Today is Theme Day at the City Daily Photo community, a monthly event that happens the first day of every month, when all participating blogs will post a picture that relates to the theme day’s description. Today’s theme is: Reflections. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

I like today’s theme, in fact this blog has a whole series on reflections (just click on the reflections tag and you’ll see). Today’s photo shows the lake in Alexandru Ioan Cuza park (former IOR park) and some of the tenement blocks that surround the park.

May 112010

Versiune în română

Ceauşescu’s regime left Bucharest with many dark legacies incluging his Civic Center project which I mentioned before on this blog. Many buildings intended to be part of this new image of Bucharest were unfinished when the communists were forced to give up power at the end of 1989. Some of the buildings were completed later, but the one in today’s reflection did not share their fate. This massive edifice which is supposed to be the new house of the National Library collection is still half way to being ready. Work on the building stopped in 1986, even though the building was supposed to be ready in 1989. Finally, more than 20 years later, work was restarted last year and these day we can see it progressing slowly.