May 20, 2018 Live from the road

Targu Jiu - Ramnicu Valcea

Reported by Devashishu Torpy 114.0 km

In Targu Jiu we visit the ‘Endless Column’ - a sculpture by the famous Brancusi, a Romanian sculptor who spent many years in Paris. It consists of 16-and-a-half repeated elements made of iron and coated with a pale golden surface, rhomboid and chunky, suggestive of a crystal or a massive bead. They stretch up and up into the sky, the most important being the one at the top — the half — because it suggests the meaning of the whole. This is a sculpture of infinity (its title in Romanian is ‘Coloana Infinitului’)

In Scoarta children are waiting to greet us at their school - on a Sunday!

In Balcesti we stop at another village school.

Checking out the topography of Romania. There are some mountains ahead!

Thank you for a hearty lunch!

Running into Horezu in the rain.

We are treated to a tour of the Ceramics in Horezu.

Our dauntless Ukrainian boys!

Running into Raminu Valcea, which is celebrating the day of the City.

We introduce ourselves at the festivities.

Torch carried by
Adrian Papuc (Romania), Andrey Stefanov (Bulgaria), Anita Costa (Portugal), Devashishu Torpy (Great Britain), Drsalu Grünstäudl (Austria), Frederic Ashcharjya Gat (France), Gheorghe Cebotaru (Moldova), Helene Beyer (Germany), Jadranka Grbic (Serbia), Puruvaj Nikolic (Serbia), Romanian runners (Romania), Ukrainian Runners (Ukraine), Vijayanta Viglov (Bulgaria).  
Photographers
Anita Costa, Devashishu Torpy
The torch has travelled 114.0 km from Targu Jiu to Ramnicu Valcea.

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