November 30, 2011

Why I Love Romania? De Ce Iubesc Romania?


I was recently captivated by the  " Why I love Romania / De Ce Iubesc Romania" campaign launched by "Mediafax Group" together with "Grafitti BDDO" for  December 1st, the National Day of Romania.  This simple but robust campaign, with informative posters (downloaded worldwide by Romanians) about Henri Coanda, Nadia Comaneci, Ilie Nastase, Stefan Odobleja and Nicolae Paulescu , stuck with in my head and I kept wondering what make me proud to be Romanian.

Why I Love Romania?  De Ce Iubesc Romania? Henri Coanda afis
Why I Love Romania?  De Ce Iubesc Romania? Henri Coanda poster








Well, as Octavian Paler said "For me, Romania is not just one country, is a destiny! / Pentru mine, România nu e doar o ţară. E un destin."  and "we have time" to achieve many durable things.

As a child, I walked through Romania following the imaginary threads of Alexandru Vlahuta's descriptions from "The picturesque Romania / Romania Pitoreasca", and sometimes I'm wondering
" Where are our dreamers / Unde ni sunt visatorii"



I grew up learning to love my country, its nature, poetry, traditions and art. I was carried by dreams between Traditional Romanian Christmas Songs  and Tudor Gheorghe's songs (the "Minstrel at the Longing's Courts/ Menestrel la Curtile Dorului").

Mircea Rusu has filled with charm many lonesome days, making many travellers around the world to dream to their "Home's Green Grass / Iarba verde de acasa" with a "Tear of longing / Lacrima de dor" on their faces.

Why I Love Romania?  De Ce Iubesc Romania? Nadia Comaneci poster romana
Why I Love Romania?  De Ce Iubesc Romania? Nadia Comaneci poster








"Why I love Romania?  De Ce Iubesc Romania"
I learned that "Nothing durable can be achieved by indifference / Nimic durabil nu se poate întemeia pe indiferenţă." Octavian Paler and profetic lyrics, parts of Romanian Cultural Heritage, have enriched my soul and enlightened my days. Mihai Eminescu's poems like "A Dacian's Payer / Rugaciunea unui Dac " or "God and Man" / "Dumnezeu si Om" are always dear to my heart.  Toparceanu, Minulescu, Bacovia, Grigore Alexandrescu, Marin Sorescu, Nichita Stanescu, Adrian Paunescu , Neagu Djuvara or Arthur Gorovei... are just few of the magnficent people who gave us the fullness of their soul. 

Amza Pellea, the Magnificent Actor with big heart and open mind, was a genius who left his mark on Romanian culture and cinematography. "Michael the Brave/ Mihai Viteazul" and the Dacian King  in "The Dacians/ Dacii" will be forever associated with him. Nea Marin's jokes interpreted in "Happy moments with  Nea Marin" / "Momente vesele cu Nea Marin" shows, cheered up my childhood.


Why I Love Romania?  De Ce Iubesc Romania? Stefan Odobleja poster romanaWhy I Love Romania?  De Ce Iubesc Romania? Stefan Odobleja poster








"Why I love Romania?  De Ce Iubesc Romania"
Romania is a “magic museum” famous for its unchanged way of life and dramatic-wild scenery, its cultural heritage and for its well-preserved historic monuments, rustic villages and religious architectures. Let's talk about  UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Romania, Dracula's Castle, Romanian Monasteries in Oltenia, about the "Târgu Jiu Sculptural Ensemble" part of Constantin's Brancusi legacy,  or about mural paintings of Sabin Balasa, "Painter Representative of Cosmic Romanticism/ reprezentant al romantismului cosmic"

Why I Love Romania?  De Ce Iubesc Romania? Ilie Nastase poster romana
Why I Love Romania?  De Ce Iubesc Romania? Ilie Nastase poster








"Why I love Romania?  De Ce Iubesc Romania"
Romania has a "Magic Land". " To see far is one thing, going there is another." Constantin Brancusi
Romania joins in its territory all the tourist attractions that makes any journey along its land to became an unique and unforgettable experience for every traveler. There are many beautiful and unique natural wild territories, and places full of inspiration and history inherited by Romanians from Thracians,  Dacians and Romans: Danube River, Danube Gorges/ Cazanele Dunarii and The Biosphere Reserve  Danube Delta / Delta Dunarii,  Busteni, Prahova Valley, and the Carpathian Mountains, Bucegi Natural Park/ Parcul Natural Bucegi, Cozia Mountains and the Olt River Valley.

Why I Love Romania?  De Ce Iubesc Romania? Nicolae Paulescu poster romana
Why I Love Romania?  De Ce Iubesc Romania? Nicolae Paulescu poster








"Why I love Romania?  De Ce Iubesc Romania"

Because "The Magic is the word here!" and
"In the Romanian Kingdom of Fairy-tales imagination is captured with intriguing treasures, old or new,
Connected with "real-world" where all the thoughts and written or spoken words come true."


Happy National Day, Romania!  La Multi Ani, Romania! 

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