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Timber Reincarnated

By Douglas Williams The “re” prefix is very much in vogue with recycle, repair and reuse the buzz words of these times. One Romanian carpenter, Doru Popa, is putting all of these into full effect as he s...

Brădetu 196

By Valentin Salegeanu Sunday mornings in bed should be cozy. And so is this one if you keep warm under the thick, heavy handmade cotton-wool blanket we got from my grandparents in Bucovina. Dona and I figh...

World’s Greatest Super Yacht: Made in Romania

By David McLean Shoup When Ovid wrote about Tulcea from the banks of the Danube River two thousand years ago, shipbuilding traditions in the ancient city were already centuries old. It is unlikely Ovid coul...

Actress and Painter Kira Hagi

By Dana Tudose Tianu In early October, I saw Kira Hagi’s exhibition at Galeria Alexandra’s in Bucharest. I didn’t know very much about her at the time, but I knew she had just starred in a movie launched on...

Massive Rise in Residential Developments in 2019

By the end of 2019, property developers will have delivered 40% more new housing units than 2018, according to data from consultancy firm Imoteca. There will be 14,000 this year, compared to 8,500 in 2018, acc...

A Brit with a Romanian Heart

By Dana Tudose-Tianu Claire Bignal Melinte has been helping children and disabled adults in Nicoresti for 14 years. Claire Melinte, the President of Asociatia Bunul Samaritean, was born in the UK and...