20 septembre 2014

La Multi Ani Bucureşti, oraşul meu iubit

[Gheorghe Leahu: Popa Nan, source] In 1459, 555 years ago today, Bucharest first appeared in a written document. 555 years.... Bucharest became Romania's capital in 1862. This, from Wikipedia: "Its eclectic architecture is a mix of historical (neo-classical), interbellum (Bauhaus and Art Deco), Communist-era and modern. In the period between the two World Wars, the city's elegant architecture and the sophistication of its elite earned Bucharest the nickname of "Little Paris" (Micul Paris). Although many buildings and districts in... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 12:14 - Permalien [#]

05 septembre 2014

A temple of mysteries & a monastery of flowers, Șinca Veche

50km from the city of Brașov at the foot of the Făgăraș Mountains lies a cave so steeped in mystery and strange phenomena that it is rather difficult to describe. The Rupestral Monastery of Șinca Veche (or The Temple of Șinca Veche), also known as 'The Temple of Fulfillment', 'The Temple of Wishes', 'The Temple of Fate', 'The Cave Monastery' or just plain 'Grotto', is a national monument and, on this very spot, the Divine Liturgy was served for almost a quarter of a millennium. Why so many names? Well, because nobody really knows when... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 18:47 - Permalien [#]
05 septembre 2014

At the entrance to Peştera there is a verse...

Last weekend whilst exploring the breathtakingly beautiful village of Peștera, Bran, we came across a statue with a sculpted plaque: "Tu Ghicuta urci Vladusca Pan’ la Pietrele lui Crai Sa dai branza cea mai grasa, Dar in coji de brad s-o dai Afle varul secelean C-a facut-o un pesterean…" This lovely, simple monument in stone overlooking the magnificent Bucegii is dedicated to the shepherds of the Bran-Moeciu area with an extract from "Legenda Branului" by Ion Duicu. It is an epic poem of 2,578 verses recounting the Bran Legend he... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 15:46 - Permalien [#]