Romania 20 May: Targu Jiu - Ramnicu Valcea

Infinity

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.