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Infamous Romanians: Guess My Top Five

September 14, 2018 6:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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 3:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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

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Integrame: Romanian Through Rebus

August 31, 2018 4:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Integrame are my current leisure-time obsession. They’re theme-based crossword puzzles that I can kinda, sorta do in Romanian. Look at the title image where I gathered a bunch of integrame collections I’ve worked through. UȘOARE and UȘURELE are both versions of the word ‘easy.’ Look further and you’ll see pentru începători... read more

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Illustrious Romanians: Twelve To Know

August 24, 2018 4:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Two years ago I made a Famous Romanians list. It’s time for another one, and this time I’ll call them Illustrious Romanians. Dracula is arguably the most famous “Romanian.” However, because he’s a literary invention I’m not putting him on the list. Although Dracula is based on the historical figure... read more