Roma

Dogs And Romanians

Mihai Eminescu published an article entitled “What happens when dogs are not looked after” in Curierul de Iasi, no. 129 of 26 November 1876. The text was the following: “D. N. Pascu, deputy-prefect in Dorohoi, was bitten by a rabid dog while strolling on the streets

On People And Horses

see photos an interview with Marian Chiseliţe, photojournalist Marian Chiseliţe, 31, has a degree in law but he never went into practice, although he very much wanted to. He had all sorts of jobs, even working as a “transport coordinator dispatcher” for a truck company,

A Canine Epiphany

Mister Kă is closely watching a pair of young-people-not-actually-young-seen-from-up-close, that pair of young-people-in-the-distance-who-look-different-from-up-close, that pair is getting on bus #92, the bus which is taking you, taking everybody, in the direction of the

Carpathian Bear Humiliated By Frustrated People

A few hectares of fenced land, where every saved bear has his own private space of several thousand square meters, a lair dug in the ground, and a water basin; the bears are properly fed and cared for. More, the money was also used to build a veterinary clinic, still at

Losing Endangered Species?

Our domestic fauna is not okay at all: we have 62 endangered species. These are in addition to the dozens of species already lost. Still, when it comes to diversity, we are doing fine: out of all countries we bring the largest number of bio-geographical regions to the European

Carpathian Bear Endangered

Currently, there are some 2,510 Carpathian bears in the Carpathian woods, compared with almost 8,000 registered in 1989. The late Nicolae Ceausescu hunted approximately 4,000 bears while he was the president of Romania. The bear is an endangered species hunted by poachers.

Homeless Bears And “Stupid Idiots”

on the fight between the hulky body of the hunted and the narrow mind of the hunterYou're a stupid idiot!-thus sounded the insult addressed by a desperate man to a taxi driver, before my very own eyes. The text you are about to read is governed by this paradoxically

The Legendary Wolf: A Shy Killer

The one and only wildlife reserve for wolves in Romania is near Zarnesti, Brasov County. Still, it is weird that, in a country where the wolf threat is used to make children behave themselves and Little Red Riding Hood is a fairy tale almost assimilated as folklore, a reserve

The Hunting Museum In Posada: A Sanctuary Of Trophies

see photos I do not believe that anyone could have found a better place, a better lodge for a hunting museum than the one in Posada. Visitors feel this is a wonderful sanctuary of hunting trophies, which, in all likelihood, makes even the most exigent critic happy. In the

Wild Eyes At The Zoo In Ramnicu Valcea

See here a movie made by first graders at this Zoo In order to allow visitors to experience the shock of looking into the eyes of the jaguar, lion, or bear, all of which are ready to charge, the zoo of Ramnicu Valcea is being modernized. This was made really clear by its

REEDITARE / Dan Dinescu (fotografii), Andrei Pippidi (text) - Farmecul discret al Bucureştilor/ The Discreet Charm of Bucharest (ediţie bilingvă română-engleză), 250 p.

„(. . . ) talentul domnului Dinescu este de cel mai mare folos pentru toţi, nu numai pentru istoricii arhitecturii. Pentru fiecare generaţie măcar, astfel de cărţi trebuie să se facă – scrie Andrei Pippidi în prefaţa albumului. Cele peste 100 de imagini realizate

REEDITARE / Narcis Dorin Ion - Reşedinţe şi familii aristocrate din România, 334 p.

Cuvânt înainte de Constantin Bălăceanu-Stolnici. Reşedinţe şi familii aristocrate din România prezintă cele mai importante, din punct de vedere arhitectonic şi istoric, situri aristocrate şi expune succint biografiile aristocraţilor ce au stăpânit domeniile