Bucharest under allied bombings

Bucharest under allied bombings

The tragic event happened 1944, when more than 5,000 died in Bucharest along the 17 aerial bombing of the capital, remains one of the biggest disasters in the history of the city. During 1944 the city was bombed by allied troupes but also by the German Luftwaffe .  The Bucharest World War II bombings were primarily Allied bombings of railroad targets and those of the Oil Campaign of World War II, but included a bombing by Nazi Germany after the royal coup. Bucharest stored and distributed much of Ploiesti’s refined oil products.     Via:...
Constanta in color photos , during WWII

Constanta in color photos , during WWII

Probably the pictures were taken by some german solders during WW II . They present few of the main areas of the city : the harbour , the city center , Mamaia resort ,  also residents on their daily activities and the daily life of the solders .   Via: museumsyndicate.com 
Romanian popular costumes

Romanian popular costumes

 Romanian dress refers to the traditional clothing worn by Romanians. Today, a strong majority of Romanians wear Western-style dress on most occasions, and the garments described here largely fell out of use during the 20th century.  However, they can still be seen in more remote areas, on special occasions, and at ethnographic and folk events. Each historical region has its own specific variety of costume.  Romanian traditional clothing can be classified according to seven traditional regions. These can be further subdivided by ethnographic zones, which may...
The Bridge from Cernavoda

The Bridge from Cernavoda

The Anghel Saligny Bridge (formerly King Carol I Bridge) is a railroad truss bridge in Romania, across the Danube River, connecting the cities of Cernavoda and Fetesti. The bridge was built between 1890 and 1895 over the Danube and Borcea branch of the Danube, and when it was completed it became the longest bridge in Europe and the third longest in the world. The two cities on the banks of the river which was built were Fetesti on the left side and Cernavoda on the right side. The bridge has a length of 4,087.95 m of which 1,662 m  over the Danube and 970 m  over...
Colored Sighisoara

Colored Sighisoara

Sighisoara – the city founded in the XIII century Saxon colonists. In those days, was called Shessburg. The city played an important strategic and commercial role at the edges of Central Europe for several centuries. Sighișoara became one of the most important cities of Transylvania, with artisans from throughout the Holy Roman Empire visiting the settlement. The German artisans and craftsmen dominated the urban economy, as well as building the fortifications protecting it. It is estimated that during the 16th and 17th centuries Sighișoara had as many as 15...
Queen Mary visiting Sioux indians

Queen Mary visiting Sioux indians

The visit of the Romanian Queen in the United States has much feeling at the time and long after its close, has aroused public interest. The meeting with dances and songs, speeches and exchange of gifts took place on November 1, 1926, in North Dakota Mandan village, not far from the city of Bismarck, the state capital. There, the royal guests were greeted by a group of Sioux Indians. Major AB Welch served by the translator of the speeches delivered and related dialogue between natives and visitors.       Via:...
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