Walking Through Brussels

  Oh, Brussels! This week we reach the Belgian capital. A wealth of history, wonderful places and art all the way. The Baroque architecture impressed me so much, you can spend hours on the streets full of charm and discover an impressive number of statues, parks and churches. The smell of chocolate is everywhere and that's what makes every walk even more enjoyable! There are so many things to see in Brussels but fortunately it is very easy to see them step by step. I tried to put them in random order because they all worth seeing, tried and tasted! Grand Place It’s the central square of Brussels. Europe’s most beautiful square. Measuring at 68 x 110 meters, it is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998, and even declared as Europe’s most beautiful square in 2010. Incredible surrounding architecture. The square it is dominated by the Royal House, the Town Hall and the medieval guildhalls. The most prominent structure is the towering (315 feet) City Hall built back in the Middle Ages that somehow looks like a Gothic church. The foundation stone was laid in the spring of 1402 and was completed in 1450 when a statue of St. Michael defeating a Dragon was put on the top of the tower. The original statue remained on the top until June 1996 when it was replaced with a new one. The legend says that the architect suicides by throwing himself from the building when he found out that the...

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Hollywood/Walking around Fame

    When you hear Los Angeles you think about Hollywood, Walk of Fame and celebrities. My experience with L.A was overwhelming. Since I was a little girl a dreamed to have this Hollywood experience. Since I am an actress this wish became stronger. Finally, I was there and I was so pleasantly surprised. Here exists more than 90 movie theaters and 300 museums, more than any other city in America. Also, every day here are more than 100 shooting teams that are hard working for good movies and TV Series. I was so happy to be in the same place where my favorites actors and art people worked, walked and lived. It was so exciting! The "City of Angels" was initially called „El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora Reina de los Angeles sobre el Rio Porciuncula”. This is the biggest city in California and the second as number of populations in America. Los Angeles is one of the most cosmopolitan places in the world. It was always an attraction for the tourists because of his quality and the nice weather. Because of its special vibration, the industry and the life style here you feel that you can live the American Dream! Also, L.A. is known all over the world as the Capital of Creativity because one of six people living here are working in a creative industry. A study realised by USC Stevens Institute for Innovation says that in Los Angeles are living more artists, writers, directors, actors than in any other city in any time...

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Juliet for a day/ Walking around Verona

    Verona is the dream city! It is the third largest in northeast Italy and it represents one of the main attractions of this amazing country. William Shakespeare has contributed to its fame by placing the action of one of the most important love stories from our universal literature here."Romeo and Juliet" love story happened in Verona, and that's why milions of tourists are coming every day to visit it, because they want to feel and the see the place of pure love. Verona is like an open space museum because you find roman vestiges at each step. The patterns of the renaissance style are everywhere, the beautiful gardens and the large windows will make you fall in love with this city. The architecture of the buildings introduces you in long gone times. Just amazing! It was such a pleasure to visit it. I can't not to mention that I love Italy! I think that every time it has something special to offer to me from all points of view. We had just one day in Verona. Oh, how much I wished for more. I know that there are a lot of extraordinary places that missed, but here is what we saw and it was wonderful.  Adige River. This river crosses Verona. In the past it used to be a very important point pf communication, today it is a very significant tourists’ attraction because you can enjoy a boat ride along this river. Just another charming perspective of the city. The course river crosses...

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Grand Canion-Grand Dream

This week I invite you in a virtual trip in United States of America, in Arizona at the Grand Canyon and I hope that after this trip I’ll convince you to go there for real to see this amazing place and feel the special vibration that it has. When I am very busy and tired and the only free time that I have is the time between my rehearsals and theater I am taking energy from my memories. Memories from nice, calm and peaceful places I’ve been. Grand Canyon is one of those places. It is incredible how our affective memory is working and is recharging our battery and helps us go further. Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in Arizona. It is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,093 feet or 1,857 meters). Colorado River established its course through the area about 5 to 6 million years ago. Since that time, the Colorado River has driven the down-cutting of the tributaries and retreat of the cliffs, simultaneously deepening and widening the canyon. No matter how many pictures or movies with this place you’ll see nothing compares with the sensation of being there. It is a place that leaves you speechless.  Grand Canyon fills your heart with joy. That’s why it has 5 millions of tourists every year. On our way to Grand Canyon we stopped at Hoover Dam. This is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado...

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The art is happening at the Artists’s nest and it is UAU

The art is happening. At the “Artists’s nest” the art is really happening. It is a place where the people are nourishing with art and they never get tired of doing it. I had the luck to discover this place in a ‘UAU’ project. This is the name of our theater show that will have the premiere on 18th February. There’s no place I rather be this week than Artists’s nest, because we are going to play UAU everyday starting 18th February until 24th February, twice per night. Don’t forget to make a reservation. Besides the joy of working to as new theater play and character, I had the opportunity to meet on stage my dear colleagues, fact that made me so happy. Tesla generation rocks!  In this UAU theater show I’ll be playing next to: Vlad Basarabescu, one of the first’s members of artists’s nest, Adrian Piciorea, Carla Mihai, Gloria Melu, Frederic Negrescu and Cătălin Gheorghiu. We are waiting for you every night to be UAU together. Let me tell the story I discovered about this place, I heard some think, but now I can tell you what and how I felt being there. Artists’s nest is a dream that become come true 4 years ago and since then it grew up in one year like others in ten. It started from a discussion in train between two young and ambitious dreamers: Victor Ţăpeanu and Vlad. Victor could not pull out of his head an idea, to bring an european form of theater that he discovered in...

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