Christmas Decorations Spotted in Brașov, Romania, in December 2019

The cosy Transylvanian city of Brașov has a lot to offer during Christmas season, too. The windows of the tall but narrow houses of the old town, aligned along the winding streets that all run until their meeting point with the square where the impressive Black Church is located, are filled with decorations. The chic…

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…