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« on: September 05, 2013, 02:45:29 AM »
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Returning from Strasbourg,France to Bucharest,Romania,we took a break,for a night,at Cluj-Napoca a city in  the middle of Transylvania,at the half-way between Budapest and Bucharest.Here I discovered the hotel(45E/night and room w.breakfast included) with the help of taxi-driver because our updated GPS  did a not too far but...wrong location.
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2013, 12:57:10 PM »
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In the morning we lost this still sleeping city to go home.
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2013, 05:05:17 AM »
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One year before we were here and I tried to test my opinion that,nowadays,every town aspires to get grey.I looked for those aspects which were in the opposition to me.Below You could see my first impression.As you see easily,there is the name of the hotel and the name  of the street "Black"
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2013, 12:07:55 PM »
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On the same street,among ugly buildings,this small chapel is still up.
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2013, 03:44:20 PM »
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It seemed that beauty,which was hidden behind the blocks,brought the spring by ... satellite.
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2013, 11:55:07 AM »
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The aspiration of Romanians from Transylvania to be with Romanian Kingdom accomplished after WW I,when Wilsonian principles were applied.
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2013, 10:02:41 AM »
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This  is National Theater. which was opened in 1902.Czech Theater from Prague was opened in 1881, that from Budapest in 1837 and the Burgtheater from Vienna in 1741.That tells to visitors about the way in which this territory was administrated by the Austrians.
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2013, 12:40:13 PM »
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Almost in the time when Bulgaria felt under Bulgarians,Transylvania felt under the Hungarians(9th c.)A real tragedy was in Europe,in those days,for the Europeans inhabitants.Then in 17th c.Transylvania felt under Austrians(Balkanic region was under Ottomans from 15th c.)
This is the Orthodox Cathedral from 1921. 
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2013, 09:45:59 AM »
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There are,here,some monuments which remember of recent or older events.One of them are these Shot Pilars which try to remember about the dead from December 1989 when Communism was broken down.
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2013, 10:14:30 AM »
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Another monument is "The Heroes Of The Nation Cross" which was constructed on  the Cetatsuia hill (cetatsuia means a kind of small fortress).
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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2013, 12:56:04 PM »
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Going on to walk from monument to monument the tourist's glance could be stopped by these kind of bars.
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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2013, 04:22:14 AM »
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Such happening could be named... "under the information's weight" or ...
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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2013, 02:58:21 AM »
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maybe...the statue of "the commonsense" of the authorities who rule this town.
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« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2013, 04:02:33 PM »
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Not too far from "Shot Pillars" there is the former "New York" Hotel and its "New York" Cafe which was more than 50 years in the center of social and cultural life of this town.Now both are abandoned.
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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2013, 03:39:21 AM »
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The Church of St.Michael was first catholic one then of the protestants and then of the catholics again.Its construction begun in 14th c.being finished in 15th c.The tower which was built at the beginning of 16th,destroyed by an earthquake in 18th c.and erected again in the second part of 19th.Only in 1902  the Austrian-Hungarian administration hoping,probably,to sleep the conscience of the  Romanians constructed,on the South side of the church,the monument of Mathew Corvinus Rex(one of the kings of the Hungary) whose Romanian origin was known.
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« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2013, 01:11:12 PM »
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Two members of the Hunyadi family ruled Hungary Kingdom in 15th c.-John and his son Mathew Corvinus.Today nothing reminds about them in the native place of this family in Corbi Village,Arges County.("corvus,i"-in Latin means "raven" and "corvi",at plural,means "ravens" .The similitude with Romanian "Corbi" is easily observable.) This cross which is on the Stone Ravens Hill is linked by a monastery which is here,in a cave.
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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2013, 01:39:03 PM »
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This complex monument presented only warrior side of the Mathew.A warrior with his sword in a horizontal position waiting to defense or to attack.He,the artist,ignored the cultural side of this,probably,the most important man whose birth place was in this town-the spread of Renaissance movement directly from Italy to entire Central Europe.
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« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2013, 01:58:42 PM »
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UNIO TRIUM NATIONUM-The Union Of The Three Nations-appeard in 1438 and was a pact between Hungarians,Germans and Szeklers against peasents' revolts.Romanians,who formed the majority,were excluded.This was the background of the ethnic confrontings which didn't yet finish.
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« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2013, 11:10:43 AM »
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Transylvanian Memorandum was a petiton sent by the leaders of Romanians to The Emperor Franz Ioseph asking for equal rights with Hungarians and against Magyarization.After that The Memorandum Signers were sentenced to prison,in 1894.Late,after 100years,here was built The Memorandum Monument. 
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« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2013, 02:20:20 PM »
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I don't like nationalism... Sad
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