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Colectie de arme – Muzeul Banatului – Gun collection

Cel mai mare si mai important muzeu in Timisoara este binenteles Muzeul Banatului, un muzeu ce dateaza inca din anul 1872. Si binenteles un muzeu important este gazduit intr-o cladire pe masura, acest muzeu fiin situat in Castelul Huniade

Acum spre ghinionul meu, Castelul Huniade si implicit Muzeul Banatului erau inchise pentru renovare cand am fost acolo… Dar am avut totusi un pic de noroc. In trecere pe la Bastionul Theresia ( Acest bastion reprezinta cea mai bine pastrata bucata din Cetatea Timisoara), am descoperit o expozitie gazduita de Muzeul Banatului cu tematica „Arme de Foc Medievale”. Astfel am avut ocazia de a vedea o foarte mica parte din istoria Banatului pina de archebuze medievale, pistoale de duele, pusti de vanatoare si multe altele 🙂

In urmatoarea mea vizita in Timisoara sper sa prin Muzeul vizitabil si voi reveni atunci cu fotografii noi.

ENGLISH:

The biggest and most important museum in Timisoara is of course The Museum of Banat Area, a museum that has been around since 1872. And an important museum can only be housed in an important building, this museum being situated inside the Huniade Castle.

Now unfortunately for me, Huniade Castle and the museum were closed for renovation when i was there… But i did have a bit of luck still. While passing through Theresia Bastion ( this bastion is the best kept part of the former Fortress of Timisoara), i discovered and expo hosted by the Museum of Banat themed around medieval fire arms. Thus i had the occasion to see a tiny part of Banat filled by medieval rifles, duel pistols, flint pistols, hunting rifles and much more 🙂

In my next visit to Timisoara i hope to be able to visit the museum and come back with new amazing photos.

Reclame

Corabia Piratilor / Pirate’s Ship

In mica mea vacanta in Timisoara, am aflat ca aici a fost primul canal navigabil din Romania. Este vorba de canalul Bega, pe care si acum se pot face mici plimbari cu barcuta. Fie ca inchiriati o hidrobicicleta pentru agrement, sau faceti cum am facut eu si va plimbati cu „Corabia Piratilor”. Am avut pilejul de a face o plimbare pe Bega intr-un stil aparte si aventuros 🙂 Distractie placuta !

English:

In my trip through Timisoara i found out that the first navigable waterway in Romania was here. I am talking about the Bega Channel, where even now people can take small rides with a boat. You can rent a hydro-bike or you can ride in style like i did with the Pirate Ship. A random opportunity for adventure !  Have fun 🙂

Timisoara

Anul trecut am fost in trecere prin Banat si mai exact prin frumosul oras Timisoara. Un oras superb si foarte linistit ce mi-a lasat o impresie foarte placuta.

Din ce informatii am gasit online, acest oras are o istorie foarte interesanta, dar nu voi intra in multe detalii acum. Tin sa mentionez ca de aici a pornit revolutia din 1989 si ca Timisoara a fost oficial primul oras liber de sub regimul comunist.

Deasemenea Timisoara este un oras al „primelor”, deoarece Timisoara a fost primul oras in multe categorii in aceasta tara. Ca sa amintim cateva: aici a fost primul canal navigabil de pe teritoriul tarii noastre( Canalul Bega), a fost primul oras ce a avut strazile iluminate cu lampi (mai jos gasiti si o fotografie legata de acest lucru), primul telegraf si prima statie de salvare din Romania au fost aici, si pentru pasionatii de sport, aici a avut loc primul meci de fotbal european tinut la noi in tara. Si mai sunt si altele 🙂

Am fost placut impresionat de numarul de parcuri, avand des posibilitatea unor plimbari linistite intr-un aer curat. Deasemenea am remarcat foarte multe piste de biciclete 🙂 Bravo Timisoara.

Centrul orasului este cuprins in ceea ce obisnuia sa fie  candva Cetatea Timisoara. Strazi mici inguste, cladiri vechi si superbe, parculete, vechi biserici magnifice si piete fenomenale, aceasta ar fi o descriere scurta al acestui centru. Din pacate cand am fost in vizita aici (2015), centrul orasului era in plina renovare, Piata Unirii aratand ca o zona de razboi. Asta binenteles nu m-a oprit din a admira cladirile superbe din zona, cu foarte multe detalii arhitecturale fenomenale.

Un loc superb de vizitat in Timisoara este Parcul Botanic. Cu intrare gratuita si o suprafata chiar considerabila, acest parc ofera o experienta aparte. Personal pot spune ca am simtit ca ma plimb prin padure ocazional intrand in poieni pline de flori, toate astea in centrul unui oras. Cine s-ar fi asteptat? 🙂

Si desi se renova intens in centru, impresia mea despre Timisoara a fost si inca este una foarte foarte buna si incurajez pe toata lumea sa treaca in vizita pe aici macar o data. Deasemenea, sper sa revin in curand cu fotografii noi, cu un centru complet renovat si revitalizat.

ENGLISH:

Last year i was passing through the Banat area of Romania, and more exactly through the beautiful city of Timisoara. A nice quiet city that left me with an amazing feeling

From what i have read online, this city has an amazing history, but i will not go into details too much. I will mention that this is where the revolution of 1989 started and that Timisoara was officially the first city free from the communist regime.

Also i must mention that Timisoara is a city of „firsts”. To remind a few of them: here was the first navigable channel in Romania (the Bega Channel), it was the first city to have it’s streets light by electric lamps, the first telegraph and the first ambulance station in Romania were here as well and for thos of you who are into sports, Romania’s first hosted European soccer match took place here.

I was pleasantly surprised by the number of parks, having the possibility to take a stroll in nice clean air anytime. Also i noticed alot of bike lanes 🙂 Good Job Timisoara.

The city center is housed in what was once the Fortresss of Timisoara. Narrow streets, old amazing buildings, old churches and amazing squares. This would be a short description of the center. Unfortunately when i visited here (2015), the center was undergoing a full renovation, Unirii Square looking like a war zone… That of course did not stop me from admiring the superb buildings of the area with their many wonderful architectural details.

An amazing place to go to in Timisoara is the Botanic Park. With no entrance fee and a quite large area, this park offers an unique experience. Personally i felt like i was taking a stroll through the woods, occasionally entering small glades filled with flowers, and all of this in the middle of a city. Who could have expected that ? 🙂

My impression of Timisoara was and is a very good one and i recommend this city to everyone.