Athens to Stuttgart Road Trip Part 9 – From Vidin to Sibiu

March 25, 2018 at 04:52

On the Road again!

On the bridge to Romania
On the bridge to Romania

On the 56 near Dolj⁩
On the 56 near Dolj

On the 65c near Vâlcea⁩
On the 65c near Vâlcea⁩

Small settlements along the streets
Small settlements along the streets

Every house has the graves next to it - and they all have a small bridge that goes there
Every house has the graves next to it – and a small bridge that goes there

More graves
More graves

‎⁨Vâlcea⁩
‎⁨Vâlcea⁩

Henri Coandă and the Coandă-1910

Henri Coandă plane in Perisor
Henri Coandă went to school and studied in Romania, Germany and Belgium. After a short stint in the army he went for a car trip to Isfahan, Teheran, and Tibet in 1908!!

Henri Coandă plane in Perisor
After his return he went to Paris and enrolled to become an aeronautical engineer. In 1910 he designed and built a plane known as the Coandă-1910. The aircraft used a 4-cylinder piston engine to power a rotary compressor which was intended to propel the craft by a combination of suction at the front and airflow out the rear instead of using a propeller. There is no proof that the plane ever was in the air.

There is no proof that it actually was in the air
He constructed many other planes after the 1910. Along many other inventions the most famous of Coandă’s discoveries is the Coandă Effect.

This is a replica of the 1910 original in Perisor
This is a replica of the 1910 original in Perisor

Sibiu

In 1191 Sibu was the first time officially recorded when Pope Celestine III confirmed the existence of the free prepositure of German settlers in Transylvania. In 1376 Sibiu became the most important ethnic German city among the seven cities that gave Transylvania its German name Siebenbürgen. It is the most important cultural centers of Romania with lots of festivals, art, and other events.

Sibiu - Hermannstadt

Our room
Our room

With shower and a TV as well
With shower and a TV as well

Bathroom
Bathroom

A happy Mitsos with food he understands and wine!
A happy Mitsos with food he understands and wine!

We shared the meal
We shared the meal

The good Silva Beer - The Blonde Lager
The good Silva Beer – The Blonde Lager

And the Pale Ale
And the Pale Ale

House at the Strada Ocnai
House at the Strada Ocnai

Looking down the street from the Dragonerwache
Looking down the street from the Dragonerwache

Traditional Shop House
Traditional Shop House

Strada Ocnai - House with eyes
Strada Ocnai – House with eyes. That is what my friend used to call the open windows in the roof

See the small houses down the road?
See the small houses down the road?

Would be nice without the cars
Would be nice without the cars

Like this small lane
Like this small lane

The stairs leading up to the big square
The stairs leading up to the Lesser Square (Kleiner Ring)

And this street does the same
Liars Bridge in Lesser Square, erected in 1859

Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Mary
Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Mary

Turnul Sfatului
Turnul Sfatului

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church
Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church

The Bruckenthal museum in Sibiu
Brukenthal Palace was erected between 1777 and 1787 as the main residence for the Governor of Transylvania Samuel von Brukenthal. It houses the main part of the National Brukenthal Museum. The museum opened in 1817 which makes it one of the oldest museums in the world.

Above the entrance of the Bruckenthal museum
Above the entrance of the Bruckenthal Museum

What a nice ensemble
At the Grand Square or Großer Ring

House at the corner of the square
House at the corner of the square

Along the walking street
Along the walking street

Walking down the Nicolae Bălcescu street
Walking down the Nicolae Bălcescu street

The girls need a bubble bath!
The girls need a bubble bath!

Hmm - they could join
Hmm – they could join

Behind the big wood doors you find usually a green courtyard in Sibiu
Behind the big wood doors you find usually a green couryard

Reformed Church
Reformed Church

Ernst Wiesenfeld student housing in Sibiu
Ernst Wiesenfeld student housing. Or: The House with Caryatids at Mitropoliei Street, constructed in 1786

The dove is here to get the letter out
The dove is here to get the letter out

The Holy Trinity Cathedral

The construction of the Cathedral started in 1902. A few houses and a little Greek church built in 1797 that served as a cathedral before had to be demolished to free up space.

The Holy Trinity Cathedral

The Holy Trinity Cathedral

The Holy Trinity Cathedral

The Holy Trinity Cathedral

The Holy Trinity Cathedral

Wedding after wedding
Wedding after wedding – it is weekend after all

The Holy Trinity Cathedral

The Holy Trinity Cathedral in Sibiu

The Holy Trinity Cathedral

The Holy Trinity Cathedral

The Holy Trinity Cathedral

The Holy Trinity Cathedral

After the wedding

The Holy Trinity Cathedral in Sibiu

The Holy Trinity Cathedral

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