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...
Tiriac Classic Car Collection

Tiriac Classic Car Collection

Ion Tiriac officially opened Tiriac Collection, a gallery of around 80 cars of the 250 held, the oldest being a Hurtu produced in 1899 and the newest is a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss Edition produced in 2009 in a limited edition of 75 units. Among the most famous examples of his collection include a Rolls Royce Phantom which previously belonged to Elton John, a Mercedes-Benz 600 sedan from the 60s, an Aston Martin DB5, known for films James Bond, but also a 1977 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Also in the collection are found six Rolls Royce Phantom...
Peles Castle in Life magazine in 1940

Peles Castle in Life magazine in 1940

In February 1940 Margaret Bourke-White’s first female war photographer made ​​for LIFE magazine, an impressive series of photographs from Romania. Among them, many are dedicated to Peles Castle in Sinaia. Photos capture the exteriors and the interiors of a castle built at the wish of King Carol I, between 1873 and 1914 . Peles domain with its buildings (Peles Castle, Pelişor and Foisor) were built from personal money of King Carol I, who has sold a possession in Germany to pay the costs of land and raising Castle. Via: Life...
Romanian and german troops in Bassarabia , Ukraine and Crimea , 1941-42. Part II

Romanian and german troops in Bassarabia...

    Field Marshal von Brauchitsch and Colonel-General Ritter von Schobert at a General Staff meeting in Nikolayev, September 1941 Nikolayev is bombarded Port of Odessa after the bombardment Port of Berdyansk on the Sea of Azov The old Tatar Ditch was developed into the anti-tank obstacle Port of Odessa after the bombardment Colonel-General Ritter von Schobert and his pilot bef
Romanian army in Budapest

Romanian army in Budapest

The war between Kingdom of Romania and Hungary Bolshevik began on the night of 15 to April 16, 1919 when the Hungarian Communist army attack  Romanian military posts . Romanian counteroffensivetook four days and reached the lineof the Apuseni Mountains and Tisa River . We collected here some pictures illustrating the liberation of Transylvania and Hungary, including Budapest, by the Romanian Army in the summer of 1919, images from the archive Military Museum in Bucharest General Panaitescu the the hotel terrace Gellert in...
Terracotta Warriors from China visiting Bucharest

Terracotta Warriors from China visiting ...

This summer, the National History Museum of Romania in Bucharest hosted the exhibition Treasures of China. It is the largest exhibition organized by China in a museum in Romania, artefacts from 11 museums and cultural institutions in the PRC. The most impressive exhibits are four parts terracotta warriors and horse size terracotta. They come from the archaeological site near Xi’an, China, where they were discovered several decades ago, buried among other 8000 similar...
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