The Lutheran Fortified Church in Cristian (Neustadt), Brașov County-Romania

Cristian, in German Neustadt, is a small village located near the city of Brașov (Kronstadt). Similar to the latter, Cristian was founded by the German colonists in late 13th-early 14th century; these were coming from Rhineland, Thuringia, and Wallonia, and became known as Saxons. Until well after the First World War, the majority of population…

The Mihail Palace in Craiova, south-western Romania

This ecclectic style palace designed in a combination of French academism and late Baroque is located in the center of Craiova, the most important city of the historical region of Oltenia, an area situated on the geographical southern part of Romania. It resembles the Cheverny Palace that can be found on Loire Valley. The construction…

Saint Nicholas Eastern Christian Church in Râșnov, Brașov County (Transylvania)

Saint Nicholas Church in Râșnov is a first-class historical monument, one of the oldest sacral establishments of Orthodox Romanians in South-Eastern Transylvania. Its building started in the late 14th century (1384) and it finished in the early 19th century (1823). The church was initially built in the Gothic style, which was rather rare for Eastern…

Entrance Gates of Houses in South-Eastern Transylvania (Râșnov/Rosenau and Cristian/Neustadt)

South-Eastern Transylvania, also known as the `Small Transylvania` or `Bârsa Land`, comprises several towns and villages roughly located in the lower basin of the Carpathian Mountains. Since medieval times, these were places inhabited by Saxons, Hungarians, and Romanians, and they represented stops on the trade route which eventually led, from the other side of the…

Poor but Sexy. Culture Clashes in Europe East and West

Book details: Agata Pyzik, Poor but Sexy. Culture Clashes in Europe East and West [Săraci dar sexy. Ciocniri culturale între Europa de Est și Europa de Vest], Winchester, UK, Washington, USA, Zero Books, 2014, 298 p., ilustrații ,,Noi suntem generația Wizzair: beneficiari ai accesului lumii ,,mai înapoiate” la lumea de ,,Primă Clasă”, ne-am năpustit către …