excerpts from the novell Valeria dr. Pintea
VALERIA'S WORLD

The life of the Iosefin neighborhood of Timișoara is illustrated by the history of Valeria Dr. Pintea (1893 - 1984).

Born in Lugoj in the family of Isidor and Olga Chirița, Valeria married doctor Vasile Pintea in 1913 and settled in the Iosefin neighborhood of Timișoara, where she died in 1984 at the age of 91. 

We are searching for Valerie's missing world, in the realm of the POVEȘTILOR DESPRE UNUL DINTRE CEI MULȚI (STORIES ABOUT ONE OF THE MANY) in the Iosefin neighborhood.

Excerpts from the novel Valeria Dr. Pintea(author: Liana Maria Gomboșiu, Timișoara, Marineasa Publishing House, 2013), provided by the author
The Palace Of Water

Când am început să scriu această carte m-am gândit în primul rând la conturarea portretului bunicii mele, la desprinderea ei din anonimat….

The Palace of the Southern Region Casino

For a long time, the family was big and spread through various settlements of Banat and Transylvania. For years, four generations lived in the same time, great-grandparents ...

THE ORTHODOX CHURCH FROM MOCIONI SQUARE

Valeria always prepared with real glitter and lot of enthusiasm the Christmas and Easter celebration, when many persons from the family ...

Iosefin Residence – the first residence of Valeria Pintea

Life went on in the building in no. 8 Asaneşti Place according to the order ...

The Second Residence of Valeria Pintea

În locuinţa din strada Gojdu nr. 2, bunica a înghesuit piese disparate din mobila salvată din cele şase camere ocupate înainte, iar Buna…

Hochstrasser Palace

De-a lungul întregii sale vieţi, Valeria s-a povestit pe sine multora dintre cei apropiaţi sau chiar mai puţin apropiaţi – …

The Roman Catholic Church

În anul 1981 mama a sărbătorit la Timişoara 50 de ani de la absolvirea liceului Notre Dame. Joli Schemmel, o fostă colegă…

The Iosefin Market

Trogramul stabilit de bunica începea din dimineaţa primei zile de după sosirea mea, în ritm alert, ca şi când Valeriei i-ar fi fost teamă…

Kandia Chocolate Factory

My grandmother was full of a youthful happiness – she was about to become three times twenty five, as her son Valeriu told her ...

The firehouse in Iosefin

Valeria Pintea never forgot Lugoj, but to Timişoara she was extremely attached and this was her town until the end of her life. She knew every neighborhood because, ...

The Iosefin Synagogue

For a long time, the family was big and spread through various settlements of Banat and Transylvania. For years, four generations lived in the same time, great-grandparents ...

The Iron Bridge from Iosefin

Undoubtedly, we were very ridiculous and weird, crossing the entire Iosefin district, Lerică dressed in Tyrolese short leather trousers,...

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