Sibiu Daily Photo

A photo a day from the European Capital of Culture 2007

Archive for February, 2009

School

Posted by Jackie on February 28, 2009

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Just a short way further down Str. General Magheru from the Ursuline Church is this building, which I’m pretty sure is a school. This is it as seen from the junction of Magheru and Str. Avram Iancu.

10 June 2007

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Ursuline Church

Posted by Jackie on February 27, 2009

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This church, on Str. General Magheru, is the Ursuline Church. It is, as far as I know, Roman Catholic, but is known as the Ursuline church as it was taken over in 1755 by Ursuline nuns. Prior to that it was firstly a Dominican monastery and then taken over by the Lutherans, where it was known as Klosterkirche.

10 June 2007

PS Thanks to everyone who has visited and left comments recently, I do really appreciate it. I am snowed under at work but hopefully after my evil deadline (next Monday) is out of the way I will be able to return the favour and visit your blogs 🙂

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Looking up

Posted by Jackie on February 26, 2009

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Just to the left of yesterday’s picture, this is looking up at Turnul Sfaturilor (Councillors’ Tower) in Piata Mare.

10 June 2007

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Walking around

Posted by Jackie on February 25, 2009

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As this was a Sunday afternoon and a nice day I spent the afternoon wandering around, snapping away. This is at the corner of Piata Mare, where it is met by Str. Avram Iancu (where the cars are parked).

10 June 2007

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Hidden Away

Posted by Jackie on February 24, 2009

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For much of 2007 this statue on Piata Mare was hidden away, as it was situated right where the temporary main stage was. I did look to see who he was, but I’m afraid I’ve forgotten – it was nearly 2 years ago! (wow, can’t believe that – it’s gone so fast).

10 June 2007

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Zooming around

Posted by Jackie on February 23, 2009

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I’m not entirely sure who these guys were – there were 3 or 4 of them, all dressed in the same ‘uniform’ (yellow t-shirt, red baseball cap, jeans), zooming around on these little motorised, well, I don’t know what you’d call them actually! I assume they were something to do with the culture/artisan-ish thing that was going on that afternoon in Piata Mare.

The photo on the hoarding is of George Enescu, who is probably Romania’s most famous composer.

10 June 2007

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More displays

Posted by Jackie on February 22, 2009

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Here’s another view of the displays that were in Piata Mare. The one in the foreground features Mihai Eminescu (1850-1889), Romania’s most famous and celebrated poet.

[Edited to add: whoops no it’s not – have just noticed it’s George Enescu, not Mihai Eminescu! Sorry about that!]

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Cultural journey

Posted by Jackie on February 21, 2009

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Wandering into Piata Mare I found a number of these boards. BCR is the Commercial Bank of Romania, who were obviously sponsoring this. If I remember correctly there were also a few artisan stalls as well as these large hoardings. This one in the foreground highlights the Hungarian connection (Sibiu is in Transylvania which used to be part of Hungary – Matei Corvin (Matyas Corvinus in Hungarian) is a famous Transylvanian king claimed by both Hungarians and Romanians). The board in the background showcases one of Romania’s most famous sons, the sculptor Constantin Brancusi and his famous “Endless Column” sculpture.

10 June 2007

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Someone else’s courtyard

Posted by Jackie on February 20, 2009

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This inviting looking courtyard is just off Str. Balcescu.

10 June 2007

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Back to Str. Balcescu

Posted by Jackie on February 19, 2009

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I’ve not shown any of the architecture in Str. Balcescu for a while, so here’s a photo to make up for that 🙂

10 June 2007

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