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Old July 10th, 2008, 02:59 PM   #1
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Transylvania - Braşov and Bran

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So last month I went to Romania and we ended up going to Braşov and Bran too. These two cities are really pleasant places with a very alpine feel sometimes. The natural setting of the area is really beautiful and the cities are pretty well kept. Check it out.

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29 - Inside Bran Castle (supposedly Dracula's Castle)


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Old July 10th, 2008, 03:06 PM   #2
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Great thread! I┤d love to go to Transylvania.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 03:14 PM   #3
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very cute!
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Old July 10th, 2008, 03:38 PM   #4
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Excellent stuff! You're really getting to travel, Schmidt!
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Old July 11th, 2008, 01:06 PM   #5
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Awesome pics.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 02:07 PM   #6
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Very pleasant places indeed with an obvious Austro-Hungarian influence.

Even this church is modelled on the Greek Church in Vienna.



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The building of the cathedral began in 1895 under the direct order of the archpriest Bartolomeu Baiulescu and was finished in 1896. "Adormirea Maicii Domului", the masterpiece of the archimandrite G. Bruss, is a perfect copy of the Greek Church in Vienna. The only difference is the tower built above the parish house, which has elements belonging to the Byzantine style.

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The separate Greek church in Brasov was actually established before the Romanian one, when this part of Romania was still part of Hungary and Greek merchants were prominent in trade and commerce.

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The Greek Church next to the Black Church was established in the 16th Century when Greek merchants brought oriental fabrics and spices to Braşov and enjoyed the protection of the rich ruler of Walachia, Constantin BrÔncoveanu. The Austrian emperor Joseph II authorized the construction of the church sometime in the 18th century. The interior of the church still preserves several Greek icons and a beautiful fašade embellished with coats of arms and rich arabesques.
In the yard lie the tombstones, now half erased of two bishops Nectarie and Dionisie, who died in exile in Braşov at the beginning of the 19th c.

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Just thought I'd share that with ya!!

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