Another wonderful man I met in Iasi is Mr. Dumitru Grumazescu, the owner of an antique shop on Lăpușneanul passage way. The entrance is guarded by a big dog and a smaller one. My first instinct was to go back but the voice of the librarian assured me they will not harm me. Once you're inside you loose track of time. I made myself comfortable in an armchair and searched through boxes full with postcards.
|One of the cats in the spotlights|
At the end of my visit I had the opportunity to see his collection of miniature books.
Enough about wonderful people, it's time for magical places.
I will start with the apartment I rented. I will let the photos talk for themselves.
|A warm welcome 😻😻😻|
|Books, books, books|
|Friday 7.30am - Windstorm, Somewhere on the left side is The Culture Palace|
|2pm - snow starts to melt down|
|5pm Junimea Park - Bye-bye winter! Spring is coming.|
|Unirii Square with Alexandru Ioan Cuza statue. Clear sky|
|A sidewalk from Lăpușneanul passage way|
|More books on Lăpușneanul passage way|
|No one was hurt!|
|@Prajitorul din Oz|
|Uuu.. Some stairs. I wonder where they will take me? Râpa Galbenă or Esplanda Elisabeta is the passage from Copou Boulevard and Train station.|
And then I got lost on this hallway...
|Sabin Bălaşa Frescoes Gallery at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University|
|One corner of the same university. Sun is up!|
|Smiley flower pot!|
|A few minutes later, a curious cat is watching inside|
|View towards National Theater Park from Ștefan cel Mare și Sfânt Boulevard|
|In front is The Culture Palace. View from Ștefan cel Mare și Sfânt Boulevard|
|Inside The Culture Palace|
|View towards Palas Park|
|Bahlui's Left bank - in front, the Stone bridge|
|Stained glass inside the Palace|
|Wedding Crowns and Rings @ Ethnographic Museum|
|Grape stomping. The tradition says the wine tastes better if barefoot virgins are stomping on grapes.|
|1st floor of the Palace|
|Street organ @ 'Ștefan Procopiu' Science & Technical Museum|
|Coffee machine @ the same museum|
|Public phone from Iasi Rail Station around 1900.|
|The remains of a citadel @ History Museum|
|Courage! There is no escape. You have to cross the glass.|