Friday, September 25, 2009

Skywatch Friday

Thursday, September 17, 2009

17th Century Remnant

Here is something I've discovered today. It is a very old synagogue.
The sign says it was built between 1670 and 1671 and that it was the first synagogue in Romania. As you can see, it is now being restored.
It is located in one of the old neighborhoods of the city, close to the center.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Skywatch Friday

An almost clear blue sky above Europa Hotel, one of the newer buildings in the city center.
For more skywatch pictures, visit the SkyWatch site.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Obviously, this is not a picture of Iasi. I took it in Portoroz, a town on the Slovenian coast, where I spent my recent vacation. I will be sharing more of my experience there in a new blog. I really think it is something woth blogging about.
I'll also resume posting pictures and information about Iasi soon enough. Thank you all for your visits and your comments!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Hidden amid tall trees, there is this 17th century church. It is an interesting piece of architecture, combining byzantine, oriental and gothic elements.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Skywatch Friday

This is a picture of the sky I took yesterday evening.
This afternoon, it started to rain, so the sky was all gray. As in this second picture, where you can also see the gate to the Copou Park.

See more skies at the Skywatch Friday site.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Quiet Afternoon at the Mall

This is the smoking area in the foodcourt. It is right in the middle and is all surrounded by glass, to help protect the non-smokers. Light penetrates from above, through the glass rooftop, and creates an interesting environment.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Culture Palace

These are pictures of the most spectacular building in the city, which is now called the Culture Palace.
It was built in neo-Gothic style, on the foundations of the medieval royal court of Moldavia (one of the traditional provinces that make up Romania) and was completed in 1925.
The Palace is now host to several museums. The most important ones are the History Museum and the Arts Museum, which comprises a large collection of paintings by Romanian and foreign artists.
Click on the images for a closer look!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Skywatch Friday!

A cloudy dusk in my neighborhood.

You can see more Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!