more memoirs

More Memoirs: What I’m Reading IX

September 21, 2018
Blog | Julie Tetel Andresen
Lately I’ve been reading memoirs and have already written a post on them. Now I have more memoirs to share. More Memoirs: Trevor Noah Born a Crime (2016) Loved it. Absolutely loved it. Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, offers a gripping account of his childhood and young adulthood… read more

Claustrophobia: Consider the Health Benefits

September 18, 2018
Blog | Julie Tetel Andresen
If you’re curious why the Empire State Building is the title image for a blog on claustrophobia, read on. Claustrophobia: I suffer from it. I don’t feel it much in movie theaters, and I can tolerate being on planes (just barely – check out these tips), but the image, below,… read more
infamous Romanians

Infamous Romanians: Guess My Top Five

September 14, 2018
Blog | Julie Tetel Andresen
I’ve done Famous Romanians and Illustrious Romanians. Now it’s time for Infamous Romanians. The inspiration for this blog came from a court ruling earlier this week in Alba Iulia, Romania. For the title image I chose Vlad Țepeș (Vlad the Impaler), who was the model for Dracula. It’s from a… read more

Urban Spaces: A Look at Bucharest

September 11, 2018
Blog | Julie Tetel Andresen
Urban Spaces Title Image: From the collection Dan Perjovschi Post R (1995) at the Nasher Museum, Duke University. Gift of Kristine Stiles. The caption reads: Always Between Two Empires Perjovschi is making a political point about Romania’s always squeezed position in the world. If you do not know his work,… read more
street signs

Street Signs in Bucharest: Read ‘Em … and Weep?

September 7, 2018
Blog | Julie Tetel Andresen
Street Signs title image: a sign shop on Șoseaua Ștefan Cel Mare It’s always good to know the language of the country you are traveling through or living in because it’s helpful to know what’s going on in the public sphere. Street signs tell a good story. Here are a few… read more
my Bucharest neighborhood

My Bucharest Neighborhood: Visit It With Me

September 4, 2018
Blog | Julie Tetel Andresen
On Sunday morning this week I went on a walking tour of my Bucharest neighborhood where I’ve lived for the past 10+ summers to see if I could see it in a way that might interest you. The title image is of one of the main shopping streets on Piața… read more