Beauties of the Auld Lady

Sometimes my jobs drive me to some beautiful places not everybody can see. The places I see are private properties or institutions, this is why sometimes in my posts I will not divulge the address, the actual place, maybe just the city. If you guess where it is, please do the same as me, don’t say. I know the quality of my pictures is not the best as I took them with my phone, but nonetheless one can find so much beauty around to fill one’s soul.
This is a place where many people wander around the corridors, but only few can see those rooms. For me was a surprise to find it.

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Beauty

There is beauty around us, hidden in plain sight.

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Ludwig van Beethoven

In the beginning of the year I’ve had the privilege to visit Ludwig van Beethoven’s house in Bonn, Germany. It was exciting, fascinating and a very humbling experience.

It is considered that he was born 245 years ago, on 16th of December.

Happy Ludwig van Beethoven anniversary everyone!

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Hidden treasures

Sometimes the most beautiful of treasures are meant to be hidden. Just looking beyond surface we can see the real beauty in everything. Looking beyond surface involves some sort of understanding if not empathy.

Who can guess what is this beautiful object?

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RTÉ’s event Road to the Rising

On 6th of April 2015, Easter Monday, RTÉ in collaboration with Dublin City Council, An Post and the Ireland 2016 initiative, organized and conducted a wonderful event on Sackville Street, errrr sorry, O’Connel Street, Dublin 2, and in the vicinity, in which we explored the life as it was in 1915 in Ireland.

O'Connell Street, Dublin, Easter Monday 2015
O’Connell Street, Dublin, Easter Monday 2015
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The name of the event was Road to the Rising and with this occasion the former Sackville Street, was pedestrianised and with the help of volunteers dressed in costumes, vintage cars, vintage bicycles, carousel, mobile cinematograph, mobile library, transformed to look like an early 20th century cityscape.

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It was great fun to explore the Irish national identity, the culture and the beauty of our nation. One large scene was placed near the corner of Cathal Brugha Street, and there I made a bit of fun of Irish people inability of pronouncing foreign names and words when the name of Gioc(hi)amo – giochiamo (it.) = we play 😛 Puccini (Giacomo Puccini). There, I found another great passion of mine, the band named Beoga, and heard an Irish song about a goat which went astray.

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Another smaller scene was set on top of a restored open-front tram. A scene of a period wedding was recreated, and also a funeral with a horse-drawn hearse with two beautiful black horses.

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What I like most about Ireland is the community spirit all around us and the way that for good and for worst, like in a perfect marriage, the officials, businesses and arts, support each other and make us value and pay attention of what is around us.

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Congratulations to all, but especially to RTÉ, they went all the length and made sure we had a wonderful sunny day, I think that was special ordered for the day.

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PS A vintage Nokia900 (my precious, what will I do when this one will break???) took all pics and filming, so please be kind.

Dublin goes green!

It’s official! Saint Patrick’s Festival started as my lovely Dublin went green tonight, giving for the next few days (evenings) a beautiful green aura to its iconic buildings, starting with Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Party is already started, let’s have more fun!

The beautiful Saint Patrick's Cathedral goes green.
The beautiful Saint Patrick’s Cathedral goes green.

I don’t remember exactly but think that they started illuminating green on the cathedral three years ago.

Let’s paint the world green for the next few day. Happy Saint Patrick’s Festival, and don’t forget to watch the parade on the 17th of March all over the world.

Plec pe Marte

Ma pregatesc sa-mi trimit numele pe Marte, ii fac bagajele, si-l trimit in vacanta. O sa fie o calatorie interesanta si e minunat ca NASA face cat mai interactive aceste misiuni. Abia astept sa primesc vesti din calatorie.

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Ultima zi sa-ti trimiti numele pe Marte este 31 Octombrie 2014. Deja sunt inregistrati 38.000 de membrii virtuali ai echipajului.

Lansarea poate fi urmarita aici.