Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Bacău, Romania

Yeah....i can almost hear you cringe at this one "where the hell did you get this card"....
Ha! I may even organize a contest of sending, lets say, 5 postcards, to whoever guesses the year from which this postcard dates....seriously....one entry per person...you may be lucky ;-))))))


I think that you can simply cut the communism with a knife on this card....it feels so much present! Probably one of the most unappealing cards ive got, or ive seen at all!
You may wonder then, why am i uploading it here at all...moreover as the TOP entry for today :)
I dont know....regardless of how much i like or dont like a card, i cant throw it away...its a card, and to me it represents something....and this one on some hand may be considered a real treasure since its not a new card, but rather oldish, which you cant find in the shops today....

It was given to me by one of my mum's late friends...i think ive already mentioned her before...there arent many friends of my mum who had given me something from their postcard collection...just this one...

Anyway, just thought you may want to know - Bacău is a small city in Romania, covering a land surface of 41km². It is situated in the historical region of Moldavia, at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, 300 km north of Bucharest.

On wikipedia, when you open an article about a particular place, at the bottom, there is often a list of people who were born there...and i check that out as well, and see if someone i know is listed....well, on the list of people born in Bacău is Monica Roşu, a famous Romanian gymnast. I was just surprised to read she had actually retired due to an injury.
Ever since i have been a kid, i enjoyed watching gymnastics, and Romanian gymnasts have always been among those nations who had amazed me in their performances...no wonder they scored the golden medal at the Olympics in Athens in 2004 (they didnt do THAT good this year though, and unfortunately, i wasnt even able to watch most of it, coz the TV stations ALWAYS had something more "interesting" to broadcast).

Mentioning this years Olympics and the gymnastics...i still wonder what happened with the investigations about the Chinese gymnasts, where some of them were claimed to be under 16 years of age, which is considered as something unallowed, since participants mustnt be younger than 16...and really, when you look at some of them, they seem more like 11 or 12....not even close to 16....

heh, what an unattractive card, and how inspirational :P

12 comments:

Martinha said...

Humm, let's say the card has my age and is from 1980!! ;)
27/28 years is quite old!!

Anonymous said...

Marta guessed it being her age, so I`ll guess it`s my age, from 1981:)

Anonymous said...

I guess 1979 or 1985

Im Katts1985

помаранчева мрійниця said...

Let me try... 1975 ;)
Greetings from Ukraine :)

Gabby Girl said...

Hrm. A shot in the dark. 1976.

octabis said...

I would say 1977. Hope I'm right ;)
Valerie

purple_girl said...

i will guess at 1974!
and this time i will read the form properly, so i manage to post a comment! :D

Anonymous said...

I will guess...1983!
It's ulpa(Ula).

occam said...

There are no automobiles to give us a hint, so I am trying to guess why somebody would think this worthy of a postcard. It has to be the building, that it was a new style. And you say it was a late friend of your Mother's, so I am thinking older, like 1966. Can't you see the Beatles going down this boulevard waving at their admirers?
---adobe

Relie said...

Hello Ana,
eh.... I guess it's 1973, after the Jame Blunt song. lol. ;p I like that song by the way. ;p

Ana said...

Well, this contest is now officially closed! :)
First of all, id like to thank you ALL for participating...youve made it really worth hosting it in the first place...it was fun and enjoyable..well for me at least, reading all your responses :)

And we also have a winner!!!! YESSS! Someone of you guessed it right and its Carol!!! YUP! You got it right Carol! its 1966 :)))))
That was a real good guess!! Congrats and now wait for your prize :))
The rest of you, thanks for participating and more luck next time...keep your eyes open for some next contest :)

occam said...

Wow, I won! Thanks! And now... here come the Beatles! "Back in the Romania!" -- OH - that was "Back in the USSR!"
LOL