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the place where the sky is always grey



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  • 1. the place where the sky is always grey or how blogs and wikis are better for you than newspapers
  • 2. European newspapers would like you to think that …
  • 3. there is a place where the sky is always grey.
  • 4. ‘ Corruption: l'UE épingle la Roumanie’ Le Figaro (FR) ‘ Agony of children left behind in Romania’ Daily Mail (UK) ‘ A flood of 350,000 skilled workers is expected to leave Romania for the UK.’ The Sun (UK) ‘ Dall' orfanotrofio in Romania alla prostituzione’ La Repubblica (IT) Is the sky always grey in Romania?
  • 5. no wonder I can see the clouds gathering in your mind …
  • 6. and that you imagine Romania to be like this.
  • 7. but what the journalists aren’t showing you …
  • 8. and what you do find on blogs, wikis, travel sites and the likes of Flickr is …
  • 9. the blue sky!
  • 10. above the Danube Delta, ‘an outstanding beauty’ TripAdvisor user
  • 11. above Voronet, ‘one of the world’s greatest cultural gems’ blog
  • 12. Peles, ‘possibly the most beautiful castle in all of Eastern Europe’ Neatorama
  • 13. Sibiu, ‘the 2007 European capital of culture’ Wikipedia
  • 14. yes, there are clouds. but the sky is blue in Romania too.
  • 15. ‘ an amazing country’ user
  • 16. ooh, and the atmospheric scientists (a.k.a. meteorologists) talk of 210 sunny days per year in Romania
  • 17. although usually I don’t really trust them, they do have a point here.
  • 18. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 License Photo credits Flickr users 1 EJMphoto 4 chaosinjune 5 David O'Farrell 9 p@u| 10 mihnea.boiangiu 11 12 Travel & Photo 13 Ivascu Adriana 15 frozenminds
  • 19. share this with your friends!