. “Junii Brasovului” are a group of horsemen from Schei – an old Romanian neighborhood located near the citadel, today a district of Brasov. Every year during spring they hold a special feast which represents a complex of Christian Orthodox traditions and pre-Christian rituals inherited from distant ancestors. The spring… Read More Junii Brasovului from Schei (Young men of Brasov)
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.
ADOLPH CHEVALLIER was a Romanian photographer born in 1881 in the village of Brosteni (Neamt county, Moldavia) to a Swiss-French father and a Romanian mother. After finishing his studies in Romania, Chevallier goes to Lausanne to study photography. He returns to Romania in 1921 and receives a license as photographer of the Royal Court. After the… Read More Old Romania – Adolph Chevallier photography
. (list to be updated) In no particular order… . More pictures here Cantacuzino palace See more photos here – St. Spiridon church cathedral
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The National Museum of Art of Romania (Muzeul National de Arta al Romaniei) is located in the Royal Palace in Bucharest (Palatul Regal din Bucuresti). The museum contains collections of medieval and modern art from both Romanian and international artists. The Museum of Art Collections is a branch of the Art Museum and it is located in… Read More National Museum of Art of Romania – Palatul Regal din Bucuresti
Cetățuia monastery-fortress is a fortified complex (Cetățuia = fortress in Romanian) which consists of Cetățuia monastery, residential building, tower, museum, gothic hall, a bath, kitchen and the high fortified walls. The complex was built by prince Gheorghe Duca in 1669. Cetățuia was built on higher ground, on a hill in Iaşi city (Moldavia region), and… Read More Cetățuia fortified complex, Iaşi (1669)
♦ Built between 1800-1806, the museum is the symbol of the 1859 Union between the Romanian Principalities and the formation of Romania as a state. The Union was accomplished by ruling prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza. To read more on prince Cuza, visit Personalities section ♦
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