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Sighisoara in Iarna / Sighisoara in Winter

Despre Sighisoara si despre festivalul sau am mai vorbit deja. Acum vreau doar sa va aduc cateva fotografii cu acest superb oras transilvanean pe timp de iarna. O zi frumoasa va doresc. 🙂

ENGLISH:

About Sighisoara and it’s Festival i talked already. Now i only wish to bring you a few photos with this amazing Transylvanian city in winter time. O pleasant day to you all 🙂

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Oradea

Uite ca am reusit sa ajung si la Oradea, resedinta judetului Bihor, oras mic si linistit dar absolut incredibil din punct de vedere arhitectural.

Din pacate, ca si orasul Timisoara, Oradea se afla sub renovari puternice, piata centrala fiind un santier complet (intre timp lucrarile au fost finalizate), dar asta nu m-a oprit din a strabate orasul cat am putut.

O cladire aparte situata fix in piata centrala este Primaria Orasului, care accepta si vizitatori in turnul sau pentru a oferi o panorama superba asupra orasului si a raului Crisul Repede ce il strabate. Tot in piata centrala gasim si Palatul Vulturul Negru ce adaposteste un pasaj pietonal superb care rivalizeaza si chiar depaseste Pasajul Macca-Villacrosse din Bucuresti.

Am avut si placerea de a sta la o bere la superbul Hotel Astoria, am traversat Crisul de nenumarate ori, am vizitat un muzeu in interiorul Palatului Episcopal, am numarat coloanele din Sirul Canonicilor si am admirat un vechi Bazaar. Toate acestea sunt superbe obiective turistice ale orasului si pe majoritatea le puteti vedea si in fotografiile de mai jos. Binenteles mai sunt multe alte locatii in oras pe care va las sa le descoperiti singuri 🙂

Oradea este un oras superb ce merita o vizita. Ce mai asteptati ? 🙂

ENGLISH:

I finally made it to the city of Oradea, home for the Bihor District, a small quiet city, but absolutely incredible from an architectural point of view.

Sadly, as in Timisoara, Oradea was under massive renovation works, it’s main square resembling a huge work site (it has been finished by now), but that did not stop me from walking around wherever i could.

A special building situated right in the city’s main square is the City Hall, where you can go visiting and climb it”s tower for a great panoramic view over the whole city and the river „Crisul Repede” that crosses it. Also in the main square we can find The Black Eagle Palace which houses a pedestrian passage that rivals and surpasses the Macca-Villacrosse Passage in Bucharest.

I had the pleasure of drinking beer at the amazing Astoria Hotel, i crossed the Cris river many times, i visited a museum inside the Bishop’s Palace, i counted the columns of the Canonical row si i admired an old bazaar. All that i have listed here are great objective of the city, and most of them you can see in the photos below. Of course there are many more places to see and discover for yourselves 🙂

Oradea is amazing and is worth a visit. What are you waiting for? 🙂

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.

 

Strada Sforii / „The string” street :)

Strada sforii, un obiectiv foarte cunoscut si vizitat al orasului Brasov. Este una dintre cele mai inguste strazi din Europa (locul 3), avand o latime de doar 1,11 m. In orice loc al strazii, puteti intinde mainile si atinge ambele cladiri ce delimiteaza aceasta atractie arhitecturala 🙂

ENGLISH:

String street is a very well known touristic sight of Brasov. It is one of the narrowest streets in Europe (currently the 3rd), with a width of only 1,11 meters. Basically, at any point you can spread your arms out and touch both of the buildings that confine this architectural attraction 🙂