Saturday, April 13, 2013

Romanian Unesco WHS

The last time i've got a romanian card was more than a year ago... but after a year without any card from there, i've got these from the last 2 Unesco Whs i was missing from Romania, the Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains and Horezu Monastery. The 1st card was sent by Fabienne and the 2nd by Manu.

 Built in the 1st centuries B.C. and A.D. under Dacian rule, these fortresses show an unusual fusion of military and religious architectural techniques and concepts from the classical world and the late European Iron Age. The six defensive works, the nucleus of the Dacian Kingdom, were conquered by the Romans at the beginning of the 2nd century A.D.; their extensive and well-preserved remains stand in spectacular natural surroundings and give a dramatic picture of a vigorous and innovative civilization. - in:

Photo by C. P. C. S.
Founded in 1690 by Prince Constantine Brancovan, the monastery of Horezu, in Walachia, is a masterpiece of the 'Brancovan' style. It is known for its architectural purity and balance, the richness of its sculptural detail, the treatment of its religious compositions, its votive portraits and its painted decorative works. The school of mural and icon painting established at the monastery in the 18th century was famous throughout the Balkan region. - in:

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