Military Uniforms – 1896

Military Uniforms – 1896

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Romanian military uniforms 1881 – 1895

Romanian military uniforms 1881 – ...

We are continuing the story about the Romanian army and we present below the second set of pictures representing military uniforms used by Romanian Army between 1881 and 1895   Via:...
The White Fortress – Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi Fortress

The White Fortress – Bilhorod-Dnis...

For romanians  known as Cetatea Alba (The White Fortress) , for ukrainians  Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi Fortress , it one of the most important fortress built on the Middle Ages on the Principality of Moldova .    In the 6th century BC, Milesian colonists founded a settlement named Tyras on the future location of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, which later came under Roman and Byzantine rule. During 14th and 15th centyury Cetatea Albă was was its second major city, the major port and an important fortress . The fortress is enlarged and rebuilt in 1407 by Alexandru cel...
Bucharest through the time

Bucharest through the time

  Below is a set of photographs taken during the communist era, in Bucharest, probably by Hungarian tourists visiting the capital.   Via: fortepan.hu
Hotin Fortress

Hotin Fortress

 It is situated on a territory of the historical northern Moldova .  Construction on the current Hotin fortress was started in 1325, while major improvements were made in the 1380s and in the 1460s.  Under the rule of Stephen the Great of Moldavia the fortress was greatly expanded.  Under his leadership, new 5–6 meter wide and 40 meters high walls were built.  He also added three towers and raised the courtyard by 10 meters. The courtyard was divided into princes’ and soldiers’ halves. He also dug deep basements which served as barracks to...
Old Photos of the Bucharest Earthquake of 1977

Old Photos of the Bucharest Earthquake o...

The 1977 Vrancea Earthquake occurred on Friday, 4 March 1977, 21:20 local time and was felt throughout the Balkans. About 35,000 buildings were damaged, and the total damage was estimated at more than two billion dollars. Most of the damage was concentrated in  Bucharest, where about 33 large buildings collapsed. Probably made in no more than two or three days after the event , the scenes presents people and bulldozers, workers and the army that helps remove piles of debris.     Via:...
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