CHIȘINĂU , MOLDOVA 🇲🇩 STREET ART: BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Artist, Radu Dumbrava
10jun18 Chișinău , Moldova 🇲🇩

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Chișinău , Moldova : Un weekend

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O sâmbătă dimineață . A Saturday morning .

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Sa ne rugam . Let us pray .

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Carol Schmidt (German: Karl-Ferdinand Alexander Schmidt;[1] 25 June 1846 – 9 March 1928) was an Imperial Russian politician in what is now Moldova. He served as mayor of Chișinău (1877–1903). He was a Bessarabian German and is considered one of the best mayors Chișinău ever had. (wiki)
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The Nativity Cathedral

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Stefan Cel Mare Park

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Central Post Office

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Graffiti writers in Stefan Cel Mare Park

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jun2018. Chisinau, Moldova .

 

Chișinău , Moldova : Pisică Ferocească

DCIM100GOPROG0188339.The Cathedral of Christ’s Nativity (Romanian: Catedrala Mitropolitană Nașterea Domnului) is the main cathedral of the Moldovan Orthodox Church in Central Chișinău, Moldova. It was commissioned by the governor of New Russia, Prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov, and Metropolitan Gavril Bănulescu-Bodoni in 1830. The cathedral was built in the 1830s to a Neoclassical design by Abram Melnikov (who had designed a similar church in Bolhrad). The cathedral was bombed during World War II, and its bell tower was destroyed by the local Communists in 1962. The new bell tower was constructed in 1997. During the Soviet period, worship was prohibited and the cathedral was transformed into an exhibition center. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nativity_Cathedral,_Chișinău

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Ştefan cel Mare Central Park (Romanian: Grădina Publică „Ştefan cel Mare” / Parcul „Ştefan cel Mare”) is the main park in Central Chişinău, Moldova. Formerly known as Pushkin Park, it is the oldest park in Moldova and spans about 7 hectares (17 acres). It has gained the nickname “The Park of the Lovers” in Chişinău due to its popularity as a meeting spot for couples. The park contains 50 species of trees, some of which are quite old, the mulberries and acacias being between 130 and 180 years. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ștefan_cel_Mare_Central_Park

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Artist: Radu Dumbrava https://www.instagram.com/dumbravaradu/
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The National Theater Mihai Eminescu was established on October 10, 1920 by a group of prominent Romanian cultural and public figures, led by the Minister of Bessarabia in the Government of Romania, Sergiu T. Niţă. The troupe worked only one season, delivering 25 performances. In 1935, by ministerial order, theaters in Chisinau, Craiova and Chernivtsi were closed for financial reasons. Although short-lived, the first National Theater in Chisinau has made an important contribution to the culture of Bessarabia. https://www.gpsmycity.com/attractions/national-theater-mihai-eminescu-9979.html
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Pisică Ferocească : Ferocious Kitty

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The Chișinău Water Tower is an architectural monument of Chișinău, Moldova, located at 2 Mitropolit Bănulescu-Bodoni Street and built at the end of 19th century after a project by Alexander Bernadazzi. It was a main part of Chişinău’s water system. The upper level was built of wood and was destroyed by an earthquake. It was rebuilt between 1980 and 1983. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chișinău_Water_Tower
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Elefant, artist unknown

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Francysk Skaryna or Francisk Skorina (pronounced [franˈt͡sɨsk skaˈrɨna]; Latin: Franciscus Scorina, Belarusian: Францыск (Францішак) Скарына; Polish: Franciszek Skaryna; ca. 1490–before 29 January 1552) was a Belarusian humanist, physician, translator and one of the first book printers in Eastern Europe, laying the groundwork for the development of the Belarusian language. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francysk_Skaryna
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No escaping Western Influence

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10jun18. Chisinau , Moldova

CHIȘINĂU , MOLDOVA 🇲🇩: #RESTARTCHISINAU

Moldova’s Parliament .

Proud Moldovans with their flag at a protest in front of the Government House .

A busker and a dancing man enjoying the music at Lake Morilor .

A couple look at the upcoming events at the Mihai Eminescu National Theatre .

A taxi travels along the Main Street, Stefan Cel Mare .

A Parliament flower 🌺 .

Old residential building seen from Lake Morilor .

The “Romanita” Collective Housing Tower . “In the mid-70s due to the housing needs, local authorities decided to build a block of flats for small family units. It was designed and built between 1978 and 1986 by the architect O. Vronski and the engineer A. Marian, in collaboration with O. Blogu, S. Crani, N. Rebenko and P. Feldman. In terms of structural engineering, the building is an important achievement of 70s-80s – all the living units on all 16 levels are designed and built in console, thus enhancing the slender image of the building – a rare shape for that time.” http://socialistmodernism.com/the-romanita-collective-housing-tower-building-chisinau/

Old apartment building over shops …

Abandoned factory .

A mural by local artist Izzy Izvne on the side of a large winery .

Constantin Codreanu .

Both murals by artist Radu Dombrava . https://www.instagram.com/dumbravaradu

2jun18. Chișinău , Moldova 🇲🇩

CHIȘINĂU , MOLDOVA 🇲🇩 STREET ART: “MOLDOVENI DECI ROMANI”

Black Cat by https://www.instagram.com/imago.fm

Ochiul . E y e .

Easily one of the most prolific graff writers in Chişinău: MUHA 575

Rick and Morty stencil. Artist unknown.

MUHA 575 . https://www.instagram.com/walkdastreet

LSD Kitty 🐱.

3LB Crew .

“Moldovans, therefore, Romanians.” A lot of graffiti on the walls of Chişinău depict a growing segment of the population that would like to see the two countries merge into one.

May2018. Chișinău , Moldova 🇲🇩 .

CHIȘINĂU , MOLDOVA 🇲🇩 : TE IUBESC MOLDOVA

“I Love Moldova 🇲🇩 .”

“A Rose 🌹 by any other name . . .” = “Un trandafir cu orice alt nume . . .”

Old Roman Columns disintegrating in plain view. A graffiti tag from Bust, a Romanian graffiti writer…

Mysterious BNE has left his tag all over the capital city. No one knows who he is, but as someone who travels the world, I can tell you that he is arguably the MOST prolific sticker slapper in the street art universe. I’ve seen them in tons of cities around the globe. BNE is a proponent for clean water 💦 for everyone… I’d say go to his IG, but, he’s taken all of his posts down…? I want to meet this guy so badly!

The back of the Chișinău Water Tower.

3LB Crew

The Waiting is the hardest part.

An unattended dog , quite possibly the Queen’s , walks past a rundown house.

There’s still life inside these walls.

BNE. The sticker below is what I was referring to earlier. The tags that I’m seeing all over the city, are a first for me, I think. I thought he just did stickers.

Another sticker for mayoral candidate, Constantin Codreanu .

I love seeing books in different languages other than English . But, don’t read about that asshole, though. In ANY language.

Moldovans exit a bus 🚌 on Stefan Cel Mare Street .

Cafea cu graffiti mele, te rog .

Locals hang out in front of the opera house on Stefan Cel Mare str.

Politics are a part of the fiber of Moldova 🇲🇩 . Russian Matryoshka dolls for sale at the market in the park next to the opera house.

Kitty on LSD. Because, why not ?

I love it when street art naturally merges with the urban landscape .

FVCK your politics. Serve the people ! “Jack” sticker is from Zacharie Bodson, à Lille, France-based artist.

May2018. Chișinău , Moldova 🇲🇩 .