March 8, 2011

[MyWorld] Flower for Women Power

Today is the 100-year anniversary of International Women's Day. I join the many around the globe celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. 

As I was walking around the central district of Bucharest today, I saw flower vendors on nearly every street corner. It is perceptibly a day that matters in Romania. Many women get the day off work and I even received a lovely white freesia from our lunch waiter. 



    Bucharest, 2011

And this is MyWorld today!

26 comments:

jabblog said...

The hyacinths in your second photo look so pretty. The flower seller has gone to such trouble to arrange them thus.
I haven't heard much about International Women's Day - it's not much vaunted, I fear. In UK all the recent publicity seems to be going to Comic Relief or Red Nose Day as it's commonly known.
Nice to see you - are you not on your travels yet?

jabblog said...

Hmph - just realised you must be since you're now in Romania!

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful, Francesca, and how wonderful the waiter gave you a flower. If I hadn't posted the logo on my Facebook page, my husband wouldn't have known what day it is. So, now he knows, but doesn't care.
It's wonderful to know some women got the day off work, and are appreciated.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

cieldequimper said...

That's lovely!

It was just another day at the office. Nothing special...

ewok1993 said...

the flower vendor's smile makes him a good subject.

no idea about this day.

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice photos on an important day! That was so nice of your waiter to do that!

Gary Orona said...

Beautiful photos! And HAPPY WOMENS' DAY to you and all the women in the world!

Joyful said...

It's nice to hear of a place where International Women's Day makes a perceptible presence. Happy Women's Day to you.

Carolyn Ford said...

YES YES YES...look at all those flowers! This is a beautiful sight to lift the spirits of anyone who happens to visit your blog today! Wonderful!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Lovely photos and a lovely post. I remember last year on this day we heard next to nothing about it here in the States which is a damn shame.

Genie said...

Your first two shots of the beautiful flowers are lovely, but the last one with the lady is awesome. I just love the look on her face and the way she is dressed...so real...nothing fake about her...no pretenses...simple beauty. Lovely capture.

Christine said...

Beautiful flower shots, Francesca. There is not much going on about International Women's Day here. I've seen a few posts on Facebook but that's about it. So sad.

Ann said...

We are doing the same theme. Aren't you glad that you are born in this era. Imagine even fifity years ago, many Chinese women had bound feet, The golden lotus.

Arti said...

What a colorful post, loved it... Can almost feel the whiff of the flowers in India here!!
Beautiful. Have a great day:)

Randi said...

Great shots of this important dag. Love the colourful flowers!

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a beautiful homage, flowers for all women!
Really lovely this post!
Léia

H said...

Wonderful to see the day being celebrated so openly. Over here, it was barely mentioned.

Walk in New York said...

c'est mignon, et puis quoi de plus beau que d'offrir des fleurs a la femme que l'on aime


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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow-- congratulations to all of us and thanks to our foremothers! (a day late and a dollar short as usual) The special day passed unnoticed here as far as I know. Hooray for Bucharest. The flowers are beautiful. Sounds as if you are enjoying your working visit.

Andrea said...

Hi Francisca, i appreciate your trip more than the flowers. Romania seems to be a very exotic country to visit, from this viewpoint. I envy your travels. Take care, post more photos and stories, and have fun!

Anita Johnson said...

The flowers are beautiful...love traveling with you!
I turned off word verification too, but now moderate the comments that are on posts more than one day old...just to be on the safe side.

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Happy Women's day!!!
The Green Dress with Ruffles for SALE
When I was a Baby at Kanchi!!!

tapirgal said...

Perfect timing for me. I (coincidentally) watched Ken Burns's "Not for Ourselves Alone" last night about Elizabeth Cady Stanton (who???) and Susan B. Anthony. I am ashamed to say I could not have told you that much about Susan B. Anthony, and it seems I'm not alone in not knowing who Elizabeth was. They should at least have had equal billing in history, and probably more than S.B.A. had. What a fascinating woman and fascinating story! How many of us remember that it took about 73 years for women to get the vote in the U.S. after the first Declaration was presented? It was a life's work of these two women and the younger women who followed.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

What a beautiful flower market. It makes me want to stop by our local florest for a bouquet of my own. Have a good weekend.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Once again this year, I was very disappointed to note that Women's Day means almost nothing in this country. I would not have know if I hadn't seen photos on some of the blogs.

And the Republicans in our government are working quite actively against women's rights! Sickos!

Evelyn said...

Nice pics. Love all those colours.