“Death and rebirth occur at midnight by interrupting time – switching off the lights – a gesture that recreates the chaos from which time arises, and with it the world around it. Then the lights come on, and the explosion of joy and noise means the critical moment was overcome, the sun wins and the… Read More Winter holidays and ancient paganism
“The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history. Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long the nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was. The world around it will forget even… Read More 1947 – NKVD directives for occupied eastern Europe
The Palace of Culture fom Iasi hosts 4 museum: the Museum of Art, the Museum of History, the Museum of Ethnography and the Museum of Science and Technology. The palace is built on the foundation of the 1450 Royal Court, whose remains are conserved below the building.
“The biggest victory of communism – a victory dramatically revealed after 1989 – was the creation of a man without memory, the new man brainwashed to not have any memory of who he was, or what was, or what he did before Communism.” – extract from the Resistance and Victims of Communism Memorial . .… Read More Communist prisons: Fort XIII Jilava, Ramnicu-Sarat, Sighetu Marmatiei, Pitesti
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Constanta is an old port city founded in 657 B.C on the Black Sea coast, in Dobrogea region. Its historic ancient name was “Tomis”, name given by Greek merchant colony established here. The greeks had strong commercial relations with the local Getae and surrounding populations. The city was also populated by Romans, Genoese traders, Turks… Read More Constanta city, Dobrogea
Spiru Blanaru: ” I’d like everyone to learn what we went through and what were our conditions and the chances of victory over communism. We already reconciled with the thought that we’re going to die.” . http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague_Declaration_on_European_Conscience_and_Communism – the Prague Declaration, strongly opposed by various interest groups, called for the study and publication of materials that… Read More Partisans: the anti-communist resistance
Located in Trascau mountains (part of Apuseni mountains, Western Carpathians)
Traditional houses in rural Romania (case traditionale romanesti) *** Upon arriving in her new home country in 1869, the young wife of Prince Carl of Romania noticed in her writings: “Every Roumanian makes a point of living in his own house, if it be but of mud, with no floor, with the four walls falling… Read More Traditional rural houses – romanian villages architecture