Timisoara

in #travel2 years ago

Romania is a country in central Europe, fringed by the Black Sea. The borders are: in the south with Bulgaria, in the southwest with Serbia, in the northwest with Hungary, in the north with Ukraine and in the northeast with Moldova. Romania has a population of about 19,600,000 and its capital is Bucharest. The united principality of Moldova and Wallachia was created in 1859. In 1878, it gained independence from the Ottoman kingdom. It later became a socialist republic and in 1989 Romania established a parliamentary republic. Today, a member of the European Union also NATO's alliances.

Timisoara is a big city in Romania, it is located on the river Begej and is the seat of the district of Timiş. Timisoara has 320,000 and is the third largest city in Romania, known as a cultural, educational and commercial center.
This city is often referred to as the "Little Vienna", which has long been under the Habsburgs, and because of this it seems like the old part of Vienna. The oldest part of Timisoara was designed in the seventeenth century, influenced by Austro-Hungary, Vienna and Pest. Timisoara is named by the river Tamish, though through the city against the river Begej. The origin of the name comes from the Hungarian words denoting the fort.

The city is characterized by three large squares:
• A unification square that is roughly square in shape, famous for its many palaces of former rich people
• The Victory Square is a distinctly elongated shape, known for its opera, museum and palace buildings from the last decades of Austria-Hungary.
• Freedom Square is famous for its old town house.
The Timisoara Unification Square, known as Main Square, is a Baroque-style square. The square began to be built in 1786 and represents the old Serbian core. This square is one of the biggest attractions in Timisoara. Milos Crnjanski was fascinated by this square and often described it.

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While touring this city I photographed pictures in all three squares, with their famous landmarks, buildings, streets. I liked Liberty Square the most, with its dominant statue, fascinating buildings and large paved space. What I found interesting was the guide said that the concrete warms up so much in summer that it is impossible to stand on it, and so is winter, when temperatures are very low. Considering the fact that all buildings are very old, it can be seen that the layer is of some red brick and it can be seen that the city has a long life span. This is why all the renovations began.

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What disappointed me was that I did not have access to the Flower Clock, as part of the space around this clock was being renovated. By the way, it just happened that I went to this city just when its renovations began. You will see in some pictures that the buildings are lined and that most are scaffolding.

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Milos Crnjanski was born in 1893 and died in 1977. He was a well-known 20th century Serbian writer, poet, storyteller, novelist and publicist. He was born in Austro-Hungary (today Hungary), into a poor family. In his honor, the biennial of 1981 Poetry Prizes has been awarded. Milos grew up in Timisoara and this is the reason why his monument exists in this city. He also finished elementary school in Timisoara and graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Vienna.

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This is a model of Timisoara.

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Walking down the street, I saw many artists, musicians, painters. These are some that caught my attention.

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And one beautiful video..

I also prepared some photos of me which were taken by a friend of mine and were very nice to me, I hope you too.

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And for the end, one very unexpected video..

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I spent three years in Timisoara during college and I thought at that time that I would never leave it. Soon after....moved to Bucharest and so on. Glad you like it 😉.

I hope will have opportunity to visit Bucharest also. Thanks for commenting. :)

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