Second day of the trip brought us to the VGR Romanian Library office.
To the believers here, it is their together home.
Can you read the Romanian titles and tell me the names of the sermons?
Unfortunately, she spoke Romanian, Hungarian, and Russian. I only spoke English. So I was able to say very little to her.
I quickly learned the word "pace" (Pronounced: Pach-eh) which means "Shalom, peace" and is both a greeting and farewell among the believers there.
It's too hard to teach an American how to say God Bless you, so they quickly taught us "Pace".
10 times fast now.
God be with you is said: "Domnul cu tine."
Mimi' daughter, Sister Mirella and her husband and children came all the way from Sicily to visit. Sister Mirella worked at the Library for many years before she got married and moved to Sicily.
Look at all of the fine fattening things they served us for Mimi's party!
I liked the olive bread and the vanilla cream crepes (front)
They are very good singers but I could not share all of the videos we took.
I took a photo of the pyramid out front lining up with the roof.
It amazed me to finally be in a place I had seen pictures of for so long. ...and so many years later.
It's not the best picture, but it was all I could do without the sun blinding me.
I thought this was a nice perspective on the pyramid.
Grapes were growing on the gas tanks behind the library. In Romania, grapes are called "Struguri." One grape is called "Strugu."
They were very very sweet, delicious grapes.
And they had seeds, just like grapes ought to.
Why buy expensive grapeseed oil when you can just chew up the seeds and swallow them? o.O
This is the van Brother Joseph rented for Brother Alin to taxi us around in.
Most of the building are stuccoed.
Anything with brick showing is considered unfinished...
unless of course, they created fancy designs in the brick.
They whitewash once a year because it is believed to keep pests from attacking the trees.
We passed many prune trees laden with ripe, purple prunes. We picked and ate a few and of course, they were very delicious.
Gypsies going to town with their horse and wagon.
I never saw the storks. I thought i was strictly a Holland-sh...thing.
This is where the poor gypsies live. See their wagon?
I had to zoom and the quality zummed. :P
Gypsy women and their geese.
|A very ornate concrete fence|
|Gypsy goats. Esmeralda's Djahli??|
|A gypsy sheepdog|
|Later that afternoon we were taken to another nice restaurant.|
|And served platters of Metetae, Schnitzel, and other fine meats|