Christmas Time at the Castle (Cantacuzino Winter Residence in Bușteni, Prahova Valley, Romania)

For further details on Cantacuzino Castle and on Bușteni, please read my previous post, Vernacular Architecture in the Southern Corridor of the Carpathian Mountains

A Jewel of Eureka Springs: Saint Elizabeth Of Hungary Catholic Church

The visitor finds an interesting church hidden behind the majestic Crescent Hotel, where once stood its terraced gardens. What first calls the attention is the blend of architectural styles, Byzantine, Gothic and Romanesque visible in two adjoining constructions, as well as in the bell-tower. The Byzantine-style building has a rotunda-like roof, and its exterior resemblance…