Cosmic Multicultural Bucharest in the Pandemic (457):
By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (astro-photo-poem-essay) and Florin Alexandru Stancu (design)
On October 31, 2020
the roundness of the Crowned Moon inspired me to visit an interesting circular park soon after.
George Ioanid was one of the best booksellers and publishers in Romania in the second half of the 19th century, and thanks to his relations with the French cultural world he brought to his country the popularizing astronomy books written by Camille Flammarion.
In the 1870s he also created a small park in the Anglo-Chinese-French style, around which in the 1910s the mayoralty called the brilliant generation of architects of Royal Romania to build amazing buildings (they preferred the French eclectic style and the Neo-Romanian style).
Today, after more than a century, that area seems to me like
a fantastic miniature solar system,
where the buildings are heavenly bodies that “gravitate” around
the park pavilion in the role of the Sun.