Monthly Archives: August 2015

Piano no. 22, Intermezzo Piano Bar, Bucharest

After Veliko Tarnovo up next was a train trip to Bucharest, Romania.

Bucharest was very pleasant and friendly city, and while you still can see some of the effects of the communist era, the feeling is hopeful and positive.

Intermezzo Piano Bar, located at Intercontinental Hotel, was a place of intrique in the communist era, frequently visited by spies, journalist etc.

This stylish bar also provided the first Steinway for the quest.

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Piano no. 21, Youth Centre Младежки дом

The next place we visited was Veliko Tarnovo Youth Centre Младежки дом (Mladejki Dom).

There is a music school in the house as well, and we were granted access to play the Petrof grand in the hall upstairs.

They asked me if I’d like to teach something to the children next time I’m around, though I feel that the children can teach more to me :)

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Piano no. 20, Nadezda, Veliko Tarnovo

Back to business, with another piano from Veliko Tarnovo, and the start of the second part of the piece.

With a little help from a local guy I met during the stay in breaking the language barrier, we visited two places. The first one was a building called Chitalishte Nadezda. It is a theater, a cultural center, and also certain historically important events have taken place there.

The placate you can see in the video mentions about them:

“the Union of Eastern Rumelia with the Bulgarian Principality (1885), the choice of Prince Ferdinand, 3rd, 4th and 5th, Great National Assemblies and the amendments of the Tarnovo Constitution”

There were preparations for a play going on in the theater hall, so we couldn’t go there, but, there was this upright in another room.

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