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Sighisoara Fortress

Sighisoara, judetul Mures

Sighisoara is a medieval fortress with architectural ensembles made in rural Gothic style, but also in Renaissance and Baroque styles, which are the result of a constructive effort appeared later in t [read more]

Cetate, Categoria: Istoric
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UNESCO

Barsana Monastery

judetul Maramures, Maramures

The Monastery “Synaxis of the 12 Holy Apostles" from Barsana is a convent, located at 22 km southeast of the Sighetu Marmatiei city, at the exit of Barsana, to the Slatioara bridge, where t [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios | Biserica, Categoria: Religios
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UNESCO

Voronet Monastery

Gura Humorului, judetul Suceava

Founded by Stefan cel Mare, Voronet Monastery church dedicated to "St. Gheorghe" is a synthesis of Byzantine and Gothic elements, made in an original manner. With a brilliant ingenuity, with [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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UNESCO

The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBRA)

Delta Dunarii, judetul Tulcea

With Romania's adhesion to the Ramsar Convention in 1991, Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBRA) was recognized as a wetland of international importance especially as waterfowl habitat. Taking into ac [read more]

Parc, Categoria: Natura
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UNESCO

Humor Monastery

Gura Humorului, judetul Suceava

Situated at a distance of 5 to 6 km of Gura Humorului, Humor Monastery is one of the most famous foundations of the Romanian Middle Ages. It was built in 1530 by Toader Bubuiog, member of the divan of [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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UNESCO

Hurezi (Horezu) Monastery

Horezu, judetul Valcea

Among the historical monasteries, which decorates the Romanian ground, Hurezi Monastery is considered, along with its hermitages, the most representative architecture complex, defining the Brancoveanu [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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UNESCO

The Endless Column

Targu Jiu, judetul Gorj

AddressTudor Vladimirescu

Description

In 1934, the sculptor Constantin Brancusi was invited to create a monument in the honour of Gorj County heroes and especially the resistance of Targu-Jiu population during the first World War.

The artist always wanted to do something for the country, so he hapily accepted the order, considering it as a climax in his career. Brancusi often had the intention to build up public monuments, but - except for the ensemble of Targu-Jiu - none of his projects has materialized. Some projects have been rejected even by the paymasters of the monuments, unable to act up to the artist's conception.

The theme of the Infinite Column obsessed the sculptor, who first wood carved it. It is a special structure which is different from classical columns with bases and abacuses, because it has no beginning and no end. It is formed of an infinite sequence of identical modules (pyramid trunks united by the big base), with semimodules at the ends.

Brancusi decided that in Targu-Jiu an Infinite Column in large dimensions was the best monument to commemorate the heroes fallen in war. He had the chance to receive the unconditional approval of the paymaster. Aretia Tatarescu granted him full freedom of action and helped him to obtain the necessary financial support.

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