Athens to Stuttgart Road Trip Part 10 – Day 2 in Sibiu

April 15, 2018 at 08:05

The second day in Sibiu. We walk around the old town and enjoy the old streets with the old houses. And the blue sky of course. There is so much to see in this little part of the city that you need two days at last. Better make it more days and you have more time to go to the museums which I could not in that short time. You find the 1st part of the Sibiu pictures from this trip here.

Nice frame
Nice frame

The empire strikes back
The empire strikes back

Beer test
Beer test on the way home. They are both not really good.

There was a time when every house had one of them
There was a time when every house had one of them

Some university
Some university

Reformation Church
Reformation Church

Sibiu Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Mary

Or the Evangelische Stadtpfarrkirche as the Germans called it. The Cathedral was built in the 14th century on the location of another 12th-century church. It served as burial place for important persons from Sibu for three centuries. They stopped it in 1796 but one exception was made in 1803 when Baron Samuel von Brukenthal was laid to rest in the crypt. With a height of 73.34 meters, the tower is the tallest in Transylvania. The four turrets on top of the steeple were a sign to foreigners that the town had the right to sentence to death.

Sibiu Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Mary
Sibiu Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Mary

Mr. Teutsch
Mr. Georg Daniel Teutsch he was a Bishop here

The information board at the church
The information board at the church

Up the clock tower of the Sibiu Lutheran Cathedral
Up the clock tower for a birds eye view of the city!

The actual clock work
The actual clock work

One of the bells
One of the bells

More bells
More bells

Another bell
Another bell

View from the Sibiu Lutheran Cathedral
View from the Sibiu Lutheran Cathedral

View from the Sibiu Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Mary

View from the Sibiu Lutheran Cathedral

View from the Sibiu Lutheran Cathedral

View from the Sibiu Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Mary

View from the Sibiu Lutheran Cathedral

View from the Sibiu Lutheran Cathedral

View from the Sibiu Lutheran Cathedral

After the wedding - the pictures
After the wedding – the pictures

Down again from the tower
Down again from the tower

Inside the Sibiu Lutheran Cathedral
Inside the Sibiu Lutheran Cathedral

They died fighting for the people and the fatherland from 1914 to 1919
They died fighting for the people and the fatherland from 1914 to 1919

And the names of the fallen
And the names of the fallen

Lots of nice artwork all over the church
Lots of nice artwork all over the church

Death rules them all
Death rules them all

Hmm - death to all them hunters?!!
Hmm – death to all them hunters?!!

Of course lots of Jesus paintings
Of course lots of Jesus paintings

The last supper
The last supper

That looks like a safe door!
That looks like a safe door!

Nice organ - build 1914–1915 from W. Sauer Orgelbau
Nice organ – build 1914–1915 from W. Sauer Orgelbau in Frankfurt/Oder. It is the biggest in Eastern-Europe.

After he died
After he died

The Dalton Brothers pay their respect
The Dalton Brothers pay their respect

This is where they put Brukenthal to rest
This is where they put Brukenthal to rest

This is really a bad job - that could be nicer. This one is for the fallen from 1939-45 and the ones that died while been deported from 45 to 49. Below you see the list with the names
This is really a bad job – that could be nicer. This one is for the fallen from 1939-45 and the ones that died while been deported from 45 to 49. Below you see the list of the names.

That is a happy angel
That is a happy angel

Tombstones
Tombstones. From 1496 to 1796 the church served as burial-place for famous and important personalities in Sibiu. An exception was made in 1803 for Baron Samuel von Brukenthal. The tombstones that covered the graves were dismantled from the church nave in 1853 and incorporated in the walls of the church ferula.

For our poor
For our poor

Samuel von Bruckenthal
Samuel von Bruckenthal

800 years of the Huetsquare
800 years of the Huetsquare

The happy couple we saw from the tower
The happy couple we saw from the tower

At the Piata Huet
At the Piata Huet

At the Piata Huet
At the Piata Huet

The clock tower
The clock tower

House at Drumul Ocnai
House at Drumul Ocnai

Stairs to the lower city
Stairs to the lower city

The view up to the Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Mary
The view up to the Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Mary

Enough light in the room
Enough light in the room

Nice decoration at the Strada Noua
Nice decoration at the Strada Noua

Ursula at the Strada General Magheru
Ursula at the Strada General Magheru

Nice building at the Piaja Mare
Nice building at the Piaja Mare

At Strada Alexandru Papiu Ilarian
At Strada Alexandru Papiu Ilarian

One of the old city towers
One of the old city towers

You still find a lot of the original road
You still find a lot of the original road

Street Art
Street Art

Walking the dogs
Walking the dogs

Another wedding
Another wedding

More street art
More street art

Friedrich Schiller
Friedrich Schiller

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