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- - By Rykba 5 Date 2012-04-01 17:41
We all know I'm the real reason why you all are here. :smile:
Parent - - By Razor (****) Date 2012-04-01 18:40
Possibly so but soon you will be a thing of the past!  :smile:
Parent - - By Dragon Mist (****) Date 2012-04-02 14:55
R5 will come one day and we'll love her.
Parent - By Razor (****) Date 2012-04-02 17:05
Perhaps we will; but how long will be be before it arrives and if it does arrive, how soon before we find another?
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2012-04-01 21:01
Not really, I'm currently here for the corr games played on the forum.
Parent - By Geomusic (*****) Date 2012-04-04 12:30
I'm here to enjoy BFL vs bob fights. LOL
Parent - By ChessKing Date 2012-04-06 08:09
We are here to develop and enhance our skills and master the royal game, i.e., Chess.

Infinity Chess is back live and in full flow, relish the experience at: http://www.infinitychess.com
Parent - - By Silvian (***) Date 2012-04-12 09:58

> We all know I'm the real reason why you all are here. :smile:


Nope,

because of the nice post modernist posts of Mr. Dernière Pensée.
He even knows something about Silva-Silvanus-Silvia-tranSylvania.........................

Or maybe because of Rybka ?

Dilemma ?

tranSylvanus Vampirus

PS: if you aren't good boys (accepting the fact that Rybka is a clone of Ivan & Houdini & Critter & so on....) all Rybkaforum will be eated !!!!!

Peace in Galaxy !

Parent - - By RFK (Gold) Date 2012-04-12 13:54 Edited 2012-04-12 14:14
Hello to the Hyattian fanboy! How goes its in Talkchess! :yell::lol:

(still have an oral fixation I see!) They let you out on week days now -good deal !

Tell the truth, Silvian! When you leave the hospital grounds you go by the name of Silvia!

Nice make up job and you do love to you show what you can do with that tongue of yours! eh! :wink:
Parent - By Homayoun_Sohrabi_M.D. (***) Date 2012-04-12 14:15
:lol:   good post

but now I think I am gonna be sick...
Parent - - By Homayoun_Sohrabi_M.D. (***) Date 2012-04-12 14:13
Hi,

Is the cold/snowy season finally over where you are?   I saw some impressive pictures a couple of months ago. 

I have enjoyed reading your posts at the other website and the ladies pictures are nice too.   I sure hope you'll consider posting here more often, but please leave Arriere alone, he is currently dealing with an internet stalker whose name also starts with S (but it's not Silvian). 

Best of luck to you.  

PS:  say hi to George too please, too bad he is not posting here anymore.
Parent - By RFK (Gold) Date 2012-04-12 15:40
Apparently I'm perceived as a threat!
Parent - - By Silvian (***) Date 2012-04-12 17:12 Edited 2012-04-12 17:26
Hi men !

What a small galaxy is this Milky Way !

> Is the cold/snowy season finally over where you are?   I saw some impressive pictures a couple of months ago.


1.-Well , in mountains and often in my Iasi , the snow is still present . I must wait for 2-3 weeks !

> I sure hope you'll consider posting here more often


2.-Rybka 5 is on way. Me , I'm in a running status after Rybka5.exe !!!

> please leave Arriere alone


3.-Sorry ! Not possible ! Mr.Dernière Pensée is my old friend ! I know him before my birth ! :cool:

> I have enjoyed reading your posts at the other website and the ladies pictures are nice too.


4.-O tempora ! O mores ! They banned me just before my first nude breasts photo-exposition on a computer chess fora ! Frau Franzy CBF & Herr biohAzaa(r)d are two puritans.

Well , my wishes well to everybody here and an image with my Iasi in summer :



SilvianR :cool:

PS:Georges hardly works to his new cluster 128-bit , 256 CPUs - Windows 8 & so on !!!! Has a lot of technical/scientific problems. A day all his engines disappeared , other day disappeared the operating system itself............hard..................
Parent - - By Homayoun_Sohrabi_M.D. (***) Date 2012-04-12 17:31 Edited 2012-04-12 17:38
You have a beautiful city. 

Well, the top one is a picture of my city, you have to admit it's almost as nice as yours:wink:  No snow in my city though, sun pretty much all year round.  

The other picture is of a house on my street that's for sale.    If you ever make it over here, we'll do Pollo Loco, you'll like it.   Take care.

PS:  I know George is busy testing programs around the clock, we need to get him and Hyatt back over here.
Parent - - By RFK (Gold) Date 2012-04-12 18:06 Edited 2012-04-12 18:10
Silvian's[edit] (whoops) Silvia's - domicile is more .... expansive- :grin:

Parent - - By Homayoun_Sohrabi_M.D. (***) Date 2012-04-12 18:22
that's not bad at all.   I once visited a hospital in Ecuador where 2 women in labor shared the same bed.   Top that:wink:
Parent - By RFK (Gold) Date 2012-04-12 18:30
Let's take this a step further! Silvian thinks he/she is - In short , he's nuts! :yell:
Parent - - By Silvian (***) Date 2012-04-13 06:05

> Well, the top one is a picture of my city, you have to admit it's almost as nice as yours:wink:


WOW ! Cool !
Thank you !

Be carefully my friend. :cool: Mr.Dernière Pensée lives (still) in USA ! :cry:

Best to you !
SilvianR
Parent - By Homayoun_Sohrabi_M.D. (***) Date 2012-04-13 06:27 Edited 2012-04-13 06:36
Hi Silvian,

hope you drop by the forum from time to time and at least show us some nice pictures.    No breast expositions though please (you can send those to me by PM for private viewing.......just kidding). 

Please tell George Strelka 5.1 is not as good as he thinks, it can't even beat Crafty.  

Talk to you soon I hope.
Parent - - By RFK (Gold) Date 2012-04-12 18:18
Silvia, I see the attendants are allowing you more computer time again. If they see those pics -they are going to know you are off your medication and starting to obsess again. :sad: They might search your room and take your makeup kit and woman's clothing and restrict your computer time! :wink:
Parent - - By Silvian (***) Date 2012-04-13 06:35 Edited 2012-04-13 06:53
Mon cher Monsieur Dernière Pensée ,

You are a very active creature along the EU night ! Somnambulism species !

Below are some photos with the old University in Iasi. The oldest in this part of Europe !

Here I teached -some years- my favorite course :" US pathology in computer chess foras". With a particular case study :
a tragic duality of citizenship personality (US-French) of a Very Dear Friend of Mine ! :cry:
Was a big success !
Sorry , I must stop here . The tears destroy my complexion !

Bye my Very Dear Friend of Mine !
SilvianR







Like bonus:
1.- The National Theatre in Iasi:



2.-The Anatomy Institute in Iasi:



3.-Te old Faculty of Medicine in Iasi:



4.-the old Barboi Monastery in Iasi (was build many years before Columb discovered America:



5.-A wall of Trei Ierarhi monastery in Iasi (all carved in stone):

Parent - - By Homayoun_Sohrabi_M.D. (***) Date 2012-04-13 06:46
This is your city, right?   Looks very nice and green.
Attachment: IasiRomania.JPG (74k)
Parent - By Silvian (***) Date 2012-04-13 06:59 Edited 2012-04-13 07:13
This your above image is from Bucharest - the capital of Romania ! An ugly city !

My city - IASI - was (and is ) the historical capital of the whole Moldavia (half of it was rapped by the Molotov- Ribbentrop pact -now is Republic of Moldavia). BUT......the tombs of all the great princes of Moldavia are in Romania , all the historical capitals (Baia,Siret,Suceava,Iasi) of Moldavia are in Romania..............The costs of a great power vecinity ! And this great power has stolen from Romania incredible values ( even our thesaurus in WW1). Without any problem.

SilvianR
Parent - - By Silvian (***) Date 2012-04-15 09:22
More photos from my IASI:

1.-the modern hotel Europa:



2.-The old hotel Traian (project of Gustave Eiffel):



3.-A medieval tower in Iasi (Golia):



4.-Art museum of IASI (interior):



O course , the new masters of this area  have any interest to present the beauties and the fabulous history of Iasi and Romania. Only the ugly things. And to exploit everything here near for free. Add please the incredible confusion : citizenship = ethnicity. well promoted in Europe ! Qui podest ? Any idea ? -:)))))))))

Regards,
SilvianR
Parent - - By Homayoun_Sohrabi_M.D. (***) Date 2012-04-15 16:35
Beautiful city.  Thanks for the photos.

Who are the "new masters of this area"?   I didn't understand that part.
Parent - - By Silvian (***) Date 2012-04-18 13:19 Edited 2012-04-18 13:22

> Who are the "new masters of this area"?


Guess ! It's easy ! -:))))))))))

Some new photos like stimulant:

1.-The commandment of Moldavian Principality army before the union with Wallachia (the formation of the modern Romania).
A sort of two centuries ago Carpathian Pentagon :



2.-An old park in IASI:



3.-The old building of Mitropoly of Moldavia :



4.-IASI in night (ex. Neuschotz Palace , now hotel Select - an exclusivist one):



5.-an old fortress in IASI - Cetatuia:



6.-Gothic style in IASI (an old museum):



7.-An IASI medieval tower in night:



8.-An old monastery (Trei Ierarhi) wall carved in stone in Georgian style:



9.-An old monument in IASI:



10.-Medieval house in IASI (Casa Dosoftei):



11.-XIX century house in IASI (Casa Pogor - Romanian Museum of Literatury):



12.-The castle of Miclauseni/IASI. Here lived a great Moldavian family : Sturdza. And here was one of the biggest collection of rare and old books in the world , before the WW2. "Before" because the Russian troops filched the books. The love for culture has a lot of forms.



Maybe a day I'll send you a book about IASI architecture I have written some years ago. But not in English ! I don't know this language !

Regards,
SilvianR
Parent - - By Homayoun_Sohrabi_M.D. (***) Date 2012-04-20 06:43
Thank you.
Parent - - By Silvian (***) Date 2012-04-20 08:23 Edited 2012-04-20 08:28
Always with pleasure !

About your question:
===========================================================
If somebody ask you (for example) in a questionnaire:

1. do you consider to be a Romanian ? Why ?

instead of the correct :

1a. do you consider to be a Romanian citizen ? Why ? , or
2b. do you consider to be a Romanian ethnic ? Why ?

Just take a look at the maker of this questionnaire and you have the response.
This sort of questionnaires has a single origin , at least ! -:)
============================================================

1.-Central Universitary Library in IASI:



2.-A monument for Romanian cavalry heroes in WW1:



3.-The full carved in stone (Georgian style) Trei Ierarhi monastery . The tombs of three great princes of Moldavia are inside:



4.-The Aula of the Polytechnic Institute "Ghe. Asachi" IASI:



5.-City Hall (ex Roznovanu Palace):



6.Saint Nicholas church - external painted wall:



7.-The Union Museum IASI ( a part of the house of the great prince Al I Cuza).The photo is from 50 years ago - my private collection:



8.-IASI railway station (the old building):



9.-The primary school Kogalniceanu from IASI. Here learned , many years ago , Silvian R. his first classes.Here learned also prof. dr. George Emil Palade ( http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Emil_Palade ) - the 1974 Nobel Prize in Medicine ( http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1974/ ):



Have a nice weekend !

SilvianR
Parent - - By Banned for Life (Gold) Date 2012-04-20 16:54
This is really an incredible selection of architecture. For some reason, these are not frequently touted as tourist destinations, as are many of the architectural wonders  in the Czech Republic and Austria. I guess this has good and bad aspects. You get fewer visiting assholes :smile: but the region could use the money...
Parent - - By Lukas Cimiotti (Bronze) Date 2012-04-20 19:36
I don't know if these buildings are really worth visiting. Maybe you should better visit the Parthenon in Nashville - it's nearly as great as Michelangelo's David in Ceasar's palace :grin:
Parent - By Banned for Life (Gold) Date 2012-04-20 20:31
You're probably right. I can't tell you how disappointed I was the first time I went to Prague, and found that one fine building had been converted to a McDonald's and another had been augmented with a huge blue Phillips sign...

And last time I was in Athens, while walking up the hill to the Parthenon, the group that I was with was theorizing on alternative explanations for how the current residents of the city might have no relationship to the citizens of ancient Greece...:lol:
Parent - - By Silvian (***) Date 2012-04-21 08:36 Edited 2012-04-21 08:53

> For some reason, these are not frequently touted as tourist destinations


Correct !

Like Goethe said "Vedi Napoli e poi mori !" ,the famous Romanian historian Nicolae Iorga said about Iasi "There should be no Romanian who does not know of it".
The capital of Moldavia has fabulous monuments and a riotously history. The city was visited and was a love for many great artists : from Franz Liszt to Sarah Bernhardt and many more.But , in our days , who knows these details ? Mainly , the explanations are only two:

1.the ignorance;
2.the history.

Yes , for some historical reasons , my city isn't a great love in both East and West. Read and you understand !

For me , an old man , Iasi and the Carpathian Mountains are my life ! Irrespective of the number of Western tourists. I like the quiet , at least.

Like a Saturday bonus:

1.- a non -touristical destination : my secondary school "C.Negruzzi" Iasi - half of the true Romanian  intelligentsia ( don't confound , please , with the political men) in the last 117 years is from here:



2.-and a touristical one:
the first tramway in Iasi (1898) still in circulation today , for touristical reasons , of course:



Have a nice weekend !

SilvianR
Parent - - By Banned for Life (Gold) Date 2012-04-21 16:11
I visited Romania a few years ago to see the beautiful architecture (and the beautiful girls at the Black Sea resorts :razz:) and had no idea that Iasi had the greatest concentration of historical architecture. I'm not sorry that I spent a week in Bucharest, but I'll have to claim ignorance of Iasi (and the people running the official Romanian tourist sites put Iasi pretty far down on the list of places to go).

Tourism is definitely a mixed bag with minuses (tourists are assholes :lol:) and pluses (tourists leave money behind that can pay for upkeep). I'm always happy to have other people paying for things that I would otherwise be taxed for, but I understand people that prefer the alternative.

Agree it is rare to have politicians who are actually members of the intelligentsia. In fact, it should probably be illegal to put these words in the same sentence! :lol:
Parent - - By Silvian (***) Date 2012-04-22 09:43

> I visited Romania a few years ago to see the beautiful architecture (and the beautiful girls at the Black Sea resorts :razz:)


In our days (Anno Domini 2012) the Romanian Black Sea littoral is in a decadence status (a lot of onerous affairs - see the Constantza Casino affair , a lot of nice hotels privatized for nothing to various impostors , now in ruins ). Far from 1970 -1980 years situation. Even Romanians go on Bulgarian littoral.

> I'm not sorry that I spent a week in Bucharest


Before WWII Bucharest was named "little Paris". Under Ceausescu near all nice buildings were demolished. Now , in my opinion , Bucharest is an extreme ugly city - without any idea of city planning.

> the people running the official Romanian tourist sites put Iasi pretty far down on the list of places to go


-:) Any wonder ! For some reasons (Iasi was a point of Romanian ultra-nationalism , some academics and artists from here being very close to Ceausescu family , and some other reasons) the demolition process was a lot of slow down and very selective.

Iasi , the old monasteries from Northern Moldavia , the North of Oltenia region , the old Saxon burgs in Transylvania (Brasov-Kronstadt;Sighisoara-Schäßburg;Medias-Mediasch;Sibiu-Hermannstadt), Timisoara and , of course Carpathian Mountains ( a lot of superb places here , but you need a montagnard like guide ) are the true interesting today Romania.

Sibiu-Hermannstadt in winter:



Sibiu-Hermannstadt in summer:



Sucevita monastery in the superb Northern Moldavia:





Brasov-Kronstadt:



Moldovita in Northern Moldavia:



Sighisoara-Schäßburg:



Voronet in Northern Moldavia:



Enough ? -:)  This is the beautiful Romania. A tourism office never gives you the maximum !

Have a nice Sunday !

SilvianR
Parent - - By Labyrinth (*****) Date 2012-04-22 13:32
Wow that second photo is cool. Looks like that center house has 5 eyeballs.

What's going on with that white house in the Sighisoara-Schäßburg photo? Its side wall appears to be slanted like it's falling apart.
Parent - By RFK (Gold) Date 2012-04-22 15:07

> Its side wall appears to be slanted like it's falling apart.


Most of these photos have achromatism or chromatic distortion. What you pointed out may be a mix of both structural abnormality concomitant with chromatic distortion.
Parent - By Silvian (***) Date 2012-04-24 06:52 Edited 2012-04-24 07:02
Hello !

If you are interested - below are some photo-documents -Iasi in WWII :

1.-German troops in Iasi in WWII , near Central Universitary Library. In the right area of the photo you can see an old nice building now lost - Hotel d'Angleterre (with a fantastic history - still I remember this building from my childhood - was demolished around 1962 year):



2.-Union Square in Iasi after a Russian bombardment:



3.-Street fights (Russians versus Germans and Romanians) near The Palace of Culture in Iasi:



Regards,
SilvianR
Parent - By Geomusic (*****) Date 2012-04-22 04:35
my favorite picture
Parent - By RFK (Gold) Date 2012-04-13 14:02
Good luck with your obsessions!:wink: In the mean time I have to put you back on to ignore! :yell:
Parent - By siah (***) Date 2012-04-13 06:43
What is George's engine?
- - By NATIONAL12 (Gold) Date 2012-04-27 23:59
i cant be bothered,i imagine like a lot of others to read to what to me is drivel.However each to his own.
Parent - - By Silvian (***) Date 2012-05-03 10:17
Well, waiting for Rybka 5 some new images from my IASI. Some are very rare , maybe uniques.

1.-Union Square-Cuza Voda street in 1935. In the left area : Hotel d'Europe. In the right area : Cupola galleries (ex-Braunstein palace). In the middle of the photo :an 1935 year tramway.



2.-the same place in 1955. In WWII near 70% of IASI was destroyed because of bombardments (Russian , USAF and RAF) plus ferocious street fights:



3.-Jokey Club house (ex Hotel D'Angleterre) - a well known location in Europe before WWII:



4.-Mitropoly of Moldavia (interior). The paintings belong to a Romanian classic: Ghe. Tattarescu:



5.-The National Theatre and Opera (the oldest in Romania):



6.-An interior image from the National Theatre and Opera in IASI ( just a little idea how beautiful is this building):



7.-The old Cetatuia Monastery. Inside is the tomb of the Great Prince of Moldavia Ghe. Duca. He was also , for a period , hetman of Cossacks (he have bought this dignity from Ottomans):



Have a nice day !

SilvianR
Parent - - By Silvian (***) Date 2012-05-07 11:46 Edited 2012-05-07 12:17
Hi all !

Because weren't so much scandals in the last week :razz: here's some new interesting photos from IASI:

1.-The alley Princess Maria. Still exists today !



2.-The Bals House (ex-Notre Dame de Sion , now the Philharmonic of Iasi). Here concerted Franz Liszt in IASI (in the left area building). These buildings still exist.



3.-Cuza Voda Square. Still exists today.



4.-Copou garden 112 years ago. Still exists today.



5.-National Theatre an Opera IASI 112 years ago:



6.-IASI Pinacothek. You can see here classics like: Murillo , Veronese , Van Dyck, Caravaggio, Boucher ,Tintoretto and many more , plus all Romanian classics ( http://museum.ici.ro/moldova/iasi/romanian/arta.html ):



7.-The Art Museum of IASI (a hall) :



8.-The National Theatre and Opera (an interior photo):



Have a nice day !

SilvianR
Parent - - By Labyrinth (*****) Date 2012-05-07 16:45
Wow, now that's a theater!
Parent - - By Silvian (***) Date 2012-05-07 18:35 Edited 2012-05-07 18:49
Yes , just a little portion to admire the details of this old masterpiece ( if you are interested in its architecture , of course -:) ) !

Some other images :













Was built in 1896. The personalities (artists of both theatre and opera of Romania and Europe , and the names of a lot of spectators ) present along the years here , are absolutely impressive !

Regards,
SilvianR
Parent - - By Labyrinth (*****) Date 2012-05-07 22:32

>The personalities (artists of both theatre and opera of Romania and Europe , and the names of a lot of spectators ) present along the years here , are absolutely impressive !


I Agree.
Parent - - By Silvian (***) Date 2012-05-10 09:32
Well , because Rybka 5 is still a project , a new set of photos. The last one because I abused enough ! Sorry !

1.-IASI-the Palace of Culture (the ex-residence of the Great Princes of Moldavia).A fantastic nice building.A lot of museums inside. Its style is the gothic-flamboyant.



2.-Medieval tower  with oriental style elements (IASI-Trei Ierarhi):



3.-Golia monastery ( baroque style - details). Here is buried the heart of Russian Prince Potemkin - a great friend of IASI.



4.-Russian Prince Potemkin (1739-1791) portrait:



5.-The house in IASI of the great Moldavian family Sturdza. Here lived - for a short period - the Greek erudite Dimitrie Philippide. He was the first one using the name "Romania" for the three principalities (Moldavia , Wallachia and Transylvania) in his book "The history of Romania" (Leipzig-1816):



Regards and hoping for a new and very strong Rybka !

SilvianR
Parent - - By Homayoun_Sohrabi_M.D. (***) Date 2012-05-10 10:11
What up Silvian,

I'll look at the pictures later when I get home (my work computer has the site blocked due to "file sharing content").   I hope you have included a few pretty girls pictures also:wink:

> Regards and hoping for a new and very strong Rybka !


and hoping for George to get the order of all those Ivanhoes figured out!
Parent - - By Silvian (***) Date 2012-05-10 11:35

> I hope you have included a few pretty girls pictures also:wink:
>


OK !

But..........only few ! I don't want some heart attacks here ! :cool:







All three above are Romanians !

Have a nice day !
SilvianR
Parent - - By Barnard (Bronze) Date 2012-05-10 15:05
these are monuments and not the other pics that you uploaded :wink:
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