March 17, 2011

Renovation Signs

According to economists, Romania was hard hit by the global crisis and joins so many in the struggle to emerge from one of its worst recessions on record. Nonetheless, as I walk around Bucharest, I see plenty of construction and renovation projects going on. That's a good sign.

What I have not seen before anywhere are the tarpaulin scaffolding covers  with images of the project when it is completed. Here are a couple I've recently captured.

 Buchaest, 2011

I am linking today with Lesley's Sign, Signs.

19 comments:

Inger-M said...

What a clever idea! Love then both! :-)

Genie said...

I have never seen this, either, but I think it is a wonderful idea. You do not see all the mess on the other side, and the workers do not have the glare form the outside. Plus, these tarps are actually attractive.

Scrappy Grams said...

Smart thinking on their part!

Lesley said...

I love that idea!

btw, the beer store is still government controlled.

Andrea said...

I also take photos of construction sites, just dont post them. Flowers and plants take the first priority. Re-your comment in my site: Francisca - you should grow Vanda instead of Epidendrum. Vanda terete can withstand our climate well. I can help you how, also can help you manage them in your new house. Just tell me, i can offer assistance.

Luna Miranda said...

this is interesting. a net is usually used here. this buildings look like of the buildings here in Manila.

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Pat Tillett said...

I'm sure those are the result of a lawsuit! Pretty clever idea though! Hope you're having a good week!

Dinah said...

wow, that is a unique idea. this is the first time i have seen them.

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H said...

I have never seen anything like this. What a novel idea :)

cieldequimper said...

They are all the rage here, often with ads on them as well. I'm sure Romania benefits from lots of European funds to help it along the way.

Andy said...

Showing people the future. How clever. PS: I think I'll take your advice and no more winter photos. Maybe:)

Joy said...

What a great idea, with all sorts of possibilities.

Sreisaat said...

That's very interesting and very different from the construction sites here in Cambodia! Here everything is out there for everyone to see.



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Kim, USA said...

That is a pretty good sign. Happy Thursday!
Sign of time

tapirgal said...

I saw these drapes in Rome, but now I can't remember if they had the finished building on them or some of Rome's famous artwork. I actually like seeing the construction, so either way is fine with me.

JM said...

I've seen this now and then and it's pretty cool.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's a great idea! Guess we haven't been hanging around enough big cities lately, as I haven't seen those at all (or else, and sadly even more likely, we're usually in an area that is still depressed. Bill really enjoys watching construction projects, so if there were any tarps like that around here, we'd have seen them!

Evelyn said...

These are great signs.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I've seen those tarps in different cities, but only on the first or second level...not up high like that.

I was just kidding you about staying in the hotel, but I'm glad you found a nice place close to your job!

Would you like to stay in the hotel if you could?