Sibiu Daily Photo

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Another 15 minutes of fame

Posted by Jackie on September 11, 2008

I’ve already shared one of my “15 minutes of fame” stories over on Glasgow DP a while back, but I also have one from Sibiu! The day I visited Sibiu when I first came to Romania last year and was looking for a flat to live in, I wandered into the Town Hall (which was also the location of the Tourist Information Centre) to see if I could get a list of local estate agents. When I had finished discussing this with the very helpful woman at the desk, another woman came up to me and asked me in English if I could help her. It turned out she was a presenter for a Romanian news TV channel (N24 I think, if I remember rightly) and wanted to film me looking at the exhibition of paintings that was on display in the Town Hall and then do a quick interview with me! So it was that I was filmed looking knowingly and seriously at these paintings, and then I was filmed being asked (in English) if I thought they were an accurate representation of Sibiu Old Town (as it happened I did think so – I’ll show you a close up of a couple of them tomorrow). I never did see my moment of TV fame, but I’m sure I wowed the masses! 😉 When I got back to Sibiu a couple of weeks later to live, I went again to the exhibition (which is by a painter called Gheorghe Leahu) to have a proper look at them without the pressure of a camera in my face! The Town Hall people were also fine with me taking pictures, luckily!

I’m away for a few days, but pictures will still appear.

22 May 2007


One Response to “Another 15 minutes of fame”

  1. babooshka said

    I did not know you were such a celebrity. It’s good to see that Sibiu actively applauds it’s artists work.

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