It turns out that it could have been much, much worse.
Last week Bucharest City Council published all of the entries it received for the now infamous logo competition which ended in a total mess after the winner was found to have pinched his design from Taipei.
You can see them all here. Many are embarrassingly awful, some are merely shit while the majority are just really bad. Quite literally, the jury which had to come up with a winner (or two, as it turned out) had nothing to work with.
Maybe next time get some professionals in to the job?
Meantime, an opinion poll published this morning ranks the mayor of our amazing city, Gabriela Firea, as the most trusted politician in Romania. We do hope that like most opinion polls these days, this one is not worth the paper it is printed on.
Meantime, here’s a photo of the mayor and Alessandra Stoicescu (a presenter on Antena 3, Firea’s former employer) on a trip to Iran at the weekend:
OK, actually it was Voluntari, the godforsaken Bucharest suburb of which Firea’s husband, Florentin Pandele, is mayor, not Iran. Given the way that Romania is currently going however, it will soon be very difficult to tell the difference.
Here’s another snap of Firea taken this weekend, this time with a priest, her husband, and a good friend: that paragon of Christian goodness, Gigi Becali.
Coincidentally, we were in Rome at the weekend (Daughter of Bucharest Life was dancing in a competition) and remarked on leaving St. Peter’s how tasteless it is that so many people see fit to take selfies and photos inside what is meant to be a sacred place. Now, as with anything to do with religion we are certainly no experts on this matter, but we do think that if you go to church simply to take photos in order to show people that you’ve been to church, then you’re probably going for all the wrong reasons.