Tag Archives: Estonia

Pullman’s Palace Train

In Estonia, acum cativa ani, vroiau sa desfinteze trenul. Motivul? Au ajuns la concluzia – si chiar nu stiu cum – ca o tara care se vrea a fi  cu adevarat moderna nu are nevoie de o asemenea clovnerie invechita. Toti trebuie sa aiba masina. Mare. Gigantica. Hummer.

Salonul pentru fumat

Salonul de relaxare / povesti / prostii / afaceri

Cuseta

Restaurant I

Restaurant II

Club

The Bike and the Bus

Incepem cu bicicleta, ca e nepoluanta. Gabriel Levinson e din Chicago.

Bibliotecile nu o duc foarte bine in aceasta perioada… Nu ca am auzit vreodata vreun bibliotecar laudandu-se cu fondurile primite.

Se pare insa ca unii idealisti nu asteapta ca Statul sa faca si sa dreaga totul pentru ei. Pacat, nu? Gabriel, inca din 2008, e unul dintre ei. Dintre idealisti?

The 27-year-old pedals his custom tricycle brimming with books and handmade zines (hmmmm…) from his Lincoln Square home to the city’s parks, where he showers picnickers, children and the homeless with free reads.

Cartile si le alege tematic, in aceasta vara

Levinson is focusing on indie publishers like local artist-bookmakers Parking Block, NYC short-story slingers Electric Literature and TOC Books editor Jonathan Messinger’s baby, featherproof books.

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La un nivel mai inalt (dar nu foarte) avem, in Estonia, autobuzul-biblioteca sau biblioteca-autobuz. Este un autobuz amenajat ca o biblioteca, care circula in special in partile in care nu exista biblioteci, unde se organizeaza festivale, la scoli sau in diverse parti din oras, in special in zonele unde sunt parcuri publice.

The mobile library is open to all readers. Collection is about 4000 items. There are recent items in Estonian and in Russian (most of them fiction), and also classical literature, including mandatory literature. It is also possible to order books from the reserve stock. All books in the mobile library and its’ reserve stock can be found from the Online Catalogue ESTER*.

In afara autobuzului mare, pe care il vedeti in poza (este cel din Tallinn), mai exista si unul mic, care duce acasa, in cazul celor batrani sau a persoanelor cu handicap, comenzile facute.

P.S. Autobuz biblioteca-cafenea in Helsinki:

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* ESTER is the shared catalogue of the ELNET Consortium member libraries (containing information on all documents acquired by these libraries). The catalogue also contains data on the holdings of university college libraries and special libraries. Mai multe info, aici.

Tuned City [Tallinn]

Cu foarte putin timp in urma eram intr-un vechi apartament aflat intr-o cladire din Tallinn. In timp ce stateam si povesteam cu cineva, s-a auzit un zgomot foarte interesant, cam ca sunetele pe care le scoate vulpea. Mi-am intrebat imediat interlocutorul: vecinii? Nu, spune el. Casa.

During the month of May 2010, and over the summer of 2011, Tuned City Tallinn will undertake an acoustic exploration of Tallinn. The goal will be to identify and explore the sonic landmarks of the city which define its identity, shape its communication and transform the perceptions of its visitors and inhabitants. A fascinating cross-section of international artists, performers, scientists and thinkers will be brought together to present their ideas about sound and space. In addition, the public will be invited to participate directly through a series of workshops and sound walks and experience diverse site specific installations, performances and demonstrations.

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