21st December 1989
4 days later he was executed
after the Xmas Revolution
Some say this is untrue and that he died
8 years ago in Brazil
Either way - Good riddance to bad rubbish !!
Rot in hell Ceausescu, where you belong !
The Palace of Culture (Romanian: Palatul Culturii) is one of the largest buildings of Romania, located in the city of Iasi.
The building hosts four different museums: The Museum of History, The Museum of Art, The Museum of Ethnography, and The Museum of Science and Technology (named after Stefan Procopiu).
The construction was started in 1906, on the old ruins of the Royal Court of Moldavia, by orders from King Carol I, but during World War I, the construction halted due to the limitation of resources. The monument was finished in 1925 and was inaugurated the following year by King Ferdinand.
Three architects were assigned to plan the building (Xenopol, Cerchez, and I. D. Berindei) and they designed it in flamboyant neo-gothic style. The Palace has 298 large rooms with a total area of 36,000 m² (387,500 ft²), 92 windows in the front part of the building and another 36 inside the building.
Up until 1955, the building served as the main courthouse of the county, with an interruption in World War II, when it was used by German, and later, Soviet troops. From 1975 to 1977, the Palace had its top floor renovated, as wooden structures were replaced in favour of cement and steel. Since 1977 the building has served as a museum.
There are another 42 peaks between the heights of 2400 and 2500m. To continue the list of outstanding data: this is the location of the most dense water network in the country exceeding the values of 0.8km/skm.
The highest lake is in the Hărtopul Leaotei glacial valley. Mioarelor is at 2282 m. The largest lake is Bâlea, encompassing 4.65 has. The deepest glacial lake is Podragu, 15.5 m deep. The climate is severe with sub polar traits. Temperature is in inverse proportions to height. The annual average is -2 Celsius centigrade, ranging between +20 and -38 centigrades.
A clear blue sky is a rare sight. The mountain makes its own clouds. This is the place with the highest amount of rainfall, reaching an annual 1400 mm. In the winter avalanches are frequent, blocking even the transfagaras highway, which dates back to 1974. However, this is the only place where we can watch the enchanting cascades of surging fog, which make the heights endless, enwrap the rocks in a mysterious contour, and then in an unexpectedly open a window on the world below, where the ivy green meadows are bathed in sunshine.
Tourist lodges keep popping up and disappearing as time passes by. However, all of them are checkpoints in trails. So even if some of them disappeared the place is still named after them. One more thing: it is always difficult to decide how to tour these mountains: from one tourist lodge to the other or simply carry along everything we might need. Tourist lodges are at a1500m distance from each other, but, backpacks can be really heavy. Whichever you choose it must be done. You should not miss out on the unforgettable experience Fagaras offers you.
Vlad Tepes was imprisoned here during his youth for 7 years.
This castle is a solid rock fortress fiercely built by Turkish
prisoners. Holds 3 huge pointed towers, a drawbridge and
high battlements, 5 marble columns with delicate ribbed
vaults support two halls, and Knight's Hall. 50 rooms today
houses a feudal art museum. It served as a fortress until mid
the 14th Century when it became the residence of
Transylvania's ruler, Iancu de Hunedoara. Iancu upgraded
the fortress and it soon became known as the most beautiful
castle in Transylvania. Today you can see its Gallery,
Maces Tower, the Knights Hall, the Council Hall, Chapel,
and 100 ft courtyard.
Sighisoara is considered to be the most beautiful and
well preserved inhabited citadel in Europe,
with an authentic medieval architecture.
In Eastern Europe, Sighisoara is one of the few,
and in Romania the only fortified town which is
still inhabited. The town is made up of two parts.
The medieval stronghold was built on top of a hill
and is known as the "Citadel" (Cetate).
The lower town lies in the valley of Tarnava
The houses inside Cetate/Sighisoara Citadel show
the main features of a craftsmen's town. However, there
are some houses which belonged to the former patriciate,
like the Venetian House and the House with Antlers.
"The House with Antlers" has been brought into the
possession of the Messerschmitt Foundation with
the help of the Romanian Government and the
town council of Sighişoara in April 2000, defrauding
the legitimate heirs, the descendants Leicht-Bacon
(with English roots), who are mentioned in the cadaster
of Sighişoara as owners before the communist
dispossession of 1950.
In 2001-2003 the illegal construction of a Dracula theme
park in the 'Breite' nature preserve near Sighişoara was
considered but ultimately rejected, due to strong
opposition of local civil society and national and
international media as well as politically influential
persons, as the theme park would have detracted
from the medieval style of the city and would have
destroyed the nature preserve.
.....Yes, this is Cluj, the capital of Transylvania.
Cluj-Napoca, located in the central part of Transylvania, has a surface area of 179.5 square kilometres (69.3 sq mi). The city lies at the confluence of the Apuseni Mountains, the Someş plateau and the Transylvanian plain. It sprawls over the valleys of Somesul Mic and Nadas and, to some extent over the secondary valleys of the Popeşti, Chintău, Borhanci and Popii rivers. The southern part of the city occupies the upper terrace of the northern slope of Feleac Hill, and is surrounded on three sides by hills or mountains with heights between 500 metres (1,600 ft) and 700 metres (2,300 ft). The Someş plateau is situated to the east, while the northern part of town includes Dealurile Clujului ("the Hills of Cluj"), with the peaks, Lombului (684 m), Dealul Melcului (617 m), Techintău (633 m), Hoia (506 m) and Gârbău (570 m). Other hills are located in the western districts, and the hills of Calvaria and Cetatuia (Belvedere) are located near the centre of city.
The former Markplatz square obtained its right to held markets in 1520, but it has been the place for annual markets since 1364 being visited by merchants from the country and abroad. The houses surrounding the square speak of a rich history. A pillory, in the middle of the square, was used as a means for public humiliation, punishment and scorn. Witches were also punished here, but the head of the shoemaker guild, Stefan Stenert, who opposed the entry of the Austrian army into Brasov, was also beheaded here in 1688. Till 1892 there have been two wells in the square. The most important building in the square is the Council House, which was built in 1420 and is located in the middle of the square.
The Old Town, including the Black Church and main square or Council Square (Piaţa Sfatului), features medieval buildings in different architectural styles. Around the main square you can find the picturesque pedestrian-only Republicii street, the Black Church, former Council House, indoor and outdoor terraces and restaurants, the Orthodox Cathedral, Mureşianu's House, the Hirscher House and more. On Tâmpa Hill, located on the southern side of the city, there was a citadel called Brassovia, and the remains can be seen there today, along with the Weavers tower and the cable car station going up to the top of Mount Tâmpa.
enjoy oriental design, western music
and universally valued good drinks.
Step into the Ramayana Universe to
enjoy some of the finest things in life.
The cafe is located in Bucharest on the
Baldovin Parcalabul street, nr. 11.
It is open 24/7, so whenever you want
a piece of quiet and intimacy,
this is the place to go.
Dreams of a better life often end in a brothel
for the victims of human trafficking, with the
people smugglers and slave traders who bring
them there making a lucrative living from
Protecting trafficking victims' human rights in the
destination countries before and after they get away
is one of the topics the Organization for Security and
Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is looking at during a
human trafficking conference beginning in Helsinki
some estimate as high as 10,000. Boys and girls
who plague the cities streets begging by day and
filling their nights sniffing glue to erase the pains
of hunger and abuse that shrouds their lives.
Young boys and girls, some only mere toddlers,
who often fall prey to sex tourists and traffickers.
"Hey, tourist, leave those kids alone !"
- The Antim Monastery is located in Bucharest, Romania
- It was founded in 1713 by The Metropolitan Antim Ivireanu
- Antim Ivireanu was a poet, miniaturist and orator
- Bucharest is the capital city and industrial centre of Romania
- Antim is a fortified monastery, surrounded by a high wall with defence tower
- The monastery was built by Neagoe Basarab in 1517
- In the neighbourhood of the monastery we find the Fountain of Manole
- Manole was the craftsman that decorated the monastery legend says he fell from the roof
- The monastery comprises a church, chapel (St Nikolai), residential and farm buildings, a farm and a holly spring
- On a platforum in the middle of the yard is situated the magnificent monastery church
- The monastery is declared a monument of culture
To see someone lying there dead
makes us sad right ? Not this time !!
These are good pictures for Romanians.
It was the end of the desperation this disgusting animal brought to our people !!
Murderer, child killer, rapist, con man, liar, thief, guilty of genocide, bully, torturer !!
May his soul stay in hell forever along with that of his wife Elena !!
The tricolor of Romania with the communist insignia ripped from the middle became the symbol of the Xmas Revolution 1989 and still is to this day !!
Hai Romania !!
ripped from the centre quickly became
he symbol of the "Revolution"
The Nuclear Power Plant in Cernavoda
(Romanian: Centrala Nucleară de la Cernavodă)
is the only nuclear power plant in Romania.
It produces around 20% of the country's electricity.
It uses CANDU reactor technology from AECL,
using heavy water produced at Drobeta-Turnu
Severin as its neutron moderator and water from
the Danube for cooling.
By using nuclear power, Romania is able to reduce
its greenhouse gas emissions by over 10 million
tonnes each year.
Welcome - Bine ati venit!
Welcome to the National Museum of Art in Bucharest.
Romania's leading art museum was founded in 1948 to
house the former Royal Collection along with those
of various other museums in the country's capital.
The aim of the museum is to provide a comprehensive
view on Romanian art from the early Middle Ages
to the present, in as broad an European context as
Built in 1720, an inn, which provided income for the monastery and its surrounding buildings, functioned here until the end of the 19th century, when it was demolished along with the other structures. Designed by architect Ion Mincu, the building that now stands in the church precincts was erected in the early 20th century.
Within the monastery precincts there is a library, a refectory, where conferences are sometimes held, and also a collection of old religious objects, many of which are from churches demolished during the communist regime.
Those who abide at Stavropoleos Monastery not only pray but also work and study. They restore old books, vestments and icons, make embroidery, translate books, edit old music on computer, computerise the library.
The Pannonian Plain is a large plain in Central Europe that remained when the Pliocene Pannonian Sea dried out. It is a geomorphological subsystem of the Alps-Himalaya system.
The river Danube divides the plain roughly in half.
The plain is divided among Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
The plain is roughly bounded by the Carpathian mountains, the Alps, the Dinaric Alps and the Balkan mountains.
Although rain is not plentiful, it usually falls when necessary and the plain is a major agricultural area; it is sometimes said that these fields of rich loamy loess soil could feed the whole of Europe. For its early settlers, the plain offered few sources of metals or stone. Thus when archaeologists come upon objects of obsidian or chert, copper or gold, they have almost unparalleled opportunities to interpret ancient pathways of trade.
The precursor to the present plain was a shallow sea that reached its greatest extent during the Pliocene, when three to four kilometres of sediments were deposited.
The plain was named after the Pannonians, a northern Illyrian tribe. Various different peoples inhabited the plain during its history. In the first century BC, the eastern parts of the plain belonged to the Dacian state, and in the first century AD its western parts were subsumed into the Roman Empire. The Roman province named Pannonia was established in the area, and the city of Sirmium, today Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia, became one of the four capital cities of the Roman Empire in the 3rd century.
Originally a fishing village, Gura Portitei (Port) is known today as one of the most withdrawn (and quiet) tourist destinations on the Romanian coast, an alternative to Vama Veche, became too popular and crowded in recent years. Access is usually with vaporaşul, from Jurilovca Tulcea with special vehicles can be reached on the coastal road, or Vadu, Constanta on the Periboina or from St George, Tulcea.
The name was linked to the existing initial communication between Golovita lake and the Black Sea, closed in the 70s, which turned Golovita in a closed lake, with water being desalinated. The Lake connects with the North Lake Razim (free) and south of Lake Sinoe, through a system of locks. The area is a part of the biosphere reserve Danube Delta.