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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Viewing Ploiesti....

This weekend I went with my friend Alina in her hometown Ploiesti. Although I had passed by this city plenty of times before, when going to the mountains, I never really visited it until now. I admit it was a very nice experience, I saw nice architecture of modern buildings and also old cathedrals.
The weekend was also productive for me because I finally purchased nice costumes at reasonable prices and studied a bit for my master's exams next week. Also the conversations with Alina were interesting as usual and hopefully in the near future we will prepare a develop a lucrative surprise.

Now it's time for some details about Ploiesti. Extract from Wikipedia:
The city was founded in 1596 during the reign of Mihai Viteazul (Michael the Brave).In the mid-19th century, the Ploie┼čti region became one of the most important oil extraction and refinery sites in the world. The city was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1940, but managed to become the main source of oil for Nazi Germany during World War II, when Romania was allied to Germany. The city was captured by Soviet troops in August 1944. If you want to know more, read here the full history.




Tags: Ploiesti, Alina

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2 Comments:

  • Glad you've enjoyed your trip! We all seem to like photographing the St John Cathedral reflected on the Petrom headquarters windows, see more here:
    http://viewsofabrokenmirror.blogspot.com/2005/12/illustrated-trip-to-ploiesti.html
    and precisely here :)
    http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/2667/804/1600/Picture%20005.1.jpg

    Maybe there'll be a next time to this trip and maybe by then we will also have our project running! :)

    By Blogger Alina, at 11:20 AM  

  • Thanks for the links. As for the project, let's get started :) The soone, the better.

    By Blogger Cristina Banu, at 11:14 PM  

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