As we entered the festival, we were greeted by children dressed in traditional clothing and during the event there were dance performances by adults and children. Activities for attendees included playing games, competing in wrestling and viewing high-wire acrobats. There was amazing food and lots of hand crafted items for sale.
On Sunday May 5th, I went to the Gagauzian Hederlez celebration in Ceadir-Lunga, Moldova. It is the celebration of the beginning of summer and when livestock starts to go out to pastures again. One of the main activities at this celebration is horse racing. #Hederlez2019 First up are the beautiful mares and foals. Next up, … More Gagauzian Hederlez Celebration- The Horses
Tucked in alleyways or set out on the sidewalks, I found many murals, yarn bombings and reuse statues. What a joy to turn a corner and see one of these beautiful pieces of art.
Yerevan is filled with amazing Public art; it seemed every where that I walked I would find a beautiful statue or just had to look up and see the steps of The Cascade. The Cascade is a structure built from limestone that includes several flights of stairs and platforms with waterfalls and art work. The … More Yerevan Public Art
From modern public art to statues for tales of the past, Budapest is filled with amazing works of art.
While walking in European cities, I enjoy the architecture that includes faces in the facades of buildings as well as part of the water spouts. And now I learned a new fact from wikipedia: a mascaron ornament is a face, usually human, sometimes frightening or chimeric whose function was originally to frighten away evil spirits so that they would … More The Budapest Mascarons
Every year, the Unity Community Center celebrates Children’s Day, which is on June 1st in Moldova. This year was a special event as the center received a sponsorship to take the children from grades 2-5 from the center on an excursion into Chisinau. It was such a delightful day, starting with watching the children’s eyes … More Celebrating Children’s Day June 1 2018
Moldova has some of the best wine in the world and has really stepped up its game on marketing for it. For a wine expo this year, a group created a beautiful sign for the event. It is hand crafted using cultural traditions. It is beautiful. Wine of Moldova also has a very good website … More Video about Moldovan wine and a handmade sign
In April, I spent a day rambling around Chisinau. I stopped by the Tourism expo and at the booth of one of my partners, Dorina Onici. She is an amazing entrepreneur: started the peach festival in our village and is creating a tourist company for people to visit our village to fish, bird watch, eat good … More Spring in Chisinau
In February, I attend the play “Copiii Foametei. Mărturii.” by Alexei Vakulovski at the Mihai Eminescu National Theatre of Chisinau. The play tells stories from one village during the famine in Moldova from 1946 to 1947. The somber set and stories had everyone in the audience in tears and there was also hope found in … More The Children of Famine – a play in Chisinau