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Junii Brasovului

In fiecare an, in prima duminica dupa Paste, sute de calareti se aduna pentru o ceremonie si o plimbare pe strazile orasului Brasov. Aceasta sarbatoare poarta numele de Junii Brasovului.

Defilarea junilor porneste din Scheii Brasovului, acestia defiland in grupuri specifice. Cele 7 grupari de juni existente inca in prezent sunt: Junii Tineri, Junii Batrani, Junii Curcani, Junii Dorobanti, Junii Brașovecheni, Junii Rosiori si Junii Albiori, fiecare ceata de juni avand propriile costume si obiceiuri specifice.

Defilarea junilor este o traditie veche si minunata si merita vazuta cel putin o data in viata 🙂

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Domeniile Sambata

Printre multele obiective turistice ale judetului Brasov, numaram si cele doua domenii de la Sambata de Sus, unde avem o superba biserica brancoveneasca si Sambata de Jos unde putem vizita o herghelie de cai  Lipițani. Ambele obiective sunt minunate.

La manastirea Brancoveanu de la Sambata de Sus exista si o academie ce are ca motto „spiritualitate, cultura, arta, stiinta”, fiind un loc unde este primit oricine se afla in cautare de informatii si cultura.

La herghelia de la Sambata de Jos, avem ocazia de a vedea cai, atat in grajduri unde sunt titnuti cat si in aer liber, putem vizita si chiar si un loc special unde sunt tinute iepele cu puii lor (fotografii mai jos). Un loc minunat pentru a petrece o zi si a ne conecta cu natura.

Tot in aceasta zona gasim si izvorul parintelui Arsenie Boca. Se spune apele acestul izvor  poate face minuni.

ENGLISH:

Among the many objectives of Brasov County, we count the estates at „Sambata de Sus” where we can see an amazing monastery and at „Sambata de Jos” where we can visit a horse ranch that breeds Lipitan horses. Both objectives are amazing.

At the Brancoveanu Monastery of Sambata de Sus, there is also an academy with the motto”spirituality, culture, art, science”, being a place where anyone in the pursuit of knowledge is welcomed.

At the Horse ranch of Sambata de Jos, we can see horses in their natural habitat, out in the fields and in the barns and we can even see a special place where the mares and their babies are kept. (pictures below). A wonderful place to spend a day to connect with nature.

Also in these parts we can find the spring of Father Arsenie Boca. The waters of this spring are said to be miraculous.

Biserica fortificata din Cincșor – Fortified church of Cincșor

Iata-ne ajunsi din nou in Transilvania si ce putem vedea aici? Biserici fortificate 🙂 Astfel va prezint astazi o mica, dar superba biserica evanghelica, situatia in satul Cincsor. Ca toate bisericile din acea vreme, aceasta cladire reprezenta sufletul comunitatii si in momente de asuprire reprezenta si forta comunitatii. Dupa zidurile bisericii se refugiau oamenii cand erau atacati (si se intampla frecvent). Biserica prezinta mai multe turnuri, unde erau stocate alimente, grane, unelte si alte lucruri cu care sa isi reinceapa viata dupa atacuri (atacatorii abisnuind sa distruga si sa arda tot ce puteau, inclusiv casele oamenilor). O mica privire catre trecut, catre niste vremuri grele dar in care oamenii erau plini de speranta.

ENGLISH:

Here we are again in Transilvania and what can we see here? Fortified Churches 🙂 Thus i will show you today, a tiny, yet superb Evangelical church, placed in the village of Cincsor. As with all churches of that time, this building was the soul of the community and in moments of dangers it was also the force of the community. Behind the walls of the church, the villagers would take shelter in times of attack (which was pretty often). The church has many towers were people would store food, grains, tools and other essentials to rebuild their lives (the attackers would usually burn everything they could, including the villager’s houses). A small glimpse into the past, to harsh times but when people were full of hope.

Cetatea Rupea – Fortress Rupea

Cetatea Rupea a fost o cetate taraneasca din judetul Brasov, atestata documentar inca din anul 1324, dar fiind mai veche de atat. Astazi este un obiectiv turistic important si un punc superb de vizitat in acest judet, oferind o priveliste superba asupra orasului si a zonelor inconjuratoare.

Aceasta cetate a fost ridicata pe locul unui fost castru roman,  ce avea candva scopul de aparare al rutelor comerciale din zona.Cetatea de astazi este ridicata pe 3 nivele, construite in secole diferite. Fiecare nivel dezvolta si adauga noi incinte si turnuri cetarii vechi. In cetatea de jos, gasim si turnul slaninii, turn specific cetatilor sasesti 🙂

Va las acum cu cateva fotografii unde iarna si istoria se imbina perfect.

ENGLISH:

Rupea fortress was a peasant fortress of Brasov District, first mentioned in 1324, but being older than that. Today it offers and important touristic objective in the district and an amazing point to admire the sights for many miles all around.

This fortress was raised on the whereabouts of a former Roman fort, having the purpose of defending the local commercial routes. The fortress today is raised on 3 levels, built centuries apart.Each level develops and ads new storage, towers and bastions. In the lower fortress we find what is called „the bacon tower”, a tower representative of Saxon fortresses 🙂

I leave you now with a few photos where winter meets history perfectly.