The oldest traces of human activity and settlements in Braşov date back to the Neolithic age (about 9500 BCE). Archaeologists, working from the last half of the 19th century, discovered continuous traces of human settlements in areas situated in Braşov: Valea Cetăţii, Pietrele lui Solomon, Şprenghi, Tâmpa, Dealul Melcilor, and Noua. The first three locations shows traces of Dacian citadels; Şprenghi Hill housed a Roman-style construction. The last two locations had their names applied to Bronze Age cultures—Schneckenberg and Noua.
German colonists known as the Transylvanian Saxons played a decisive role in Braşov's development. These Germans were invited by King Géza II of Hungary to develop towns, build mines, and cultivate the land of Transylvania at different stages between 1141 and 1162. The settlers came primarily from the Rhineland, Flanders, and the Moselle region, with others from Thuringia, Bavaria, Wallonia, and even France.
In 1211, by order of King Andrew II of Hungary, the Teutonic Knights fortified the Burzenland to defend the border of the Kingdom of Hungary. On the site of the Vlachish [Romanian] village of Brasov, they [Teutonic Knights] built Kronstadt – the city of the crown. Although the crusaders were evicted by 1225, the colonists they brought in remained, along with local population, as did three distinct settlements they founded on the site of Braşov:
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Budapestman (82620) 2011-01-31 14:25
a spectacular city shot with beautiful details and attractive composition, very nice lights and POV, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
papagolf21 (86728) 2011-01-31 14:35
Bonsoir, cher Ovidiu,
Il est parfois bien difficile d'imaginer ce que peut receler comme trésor sous des bâtiments existants.
La richesse historique du patrimoine est merveilleuse comme la composition présentée ici.
J'apprécie beaucoup ces édifices et l'ambiance générale.
pajaran (52562) 2011-01-31 22:15
Lep pogled preko parka sa lepim cvecem i staru arhitekturu, dobra kompozicija.
Lepo mesto i perspektiva, dobar prikaz, lepim bojama i fotografijom.
Prijatan dan sa lepim vremenom, kod nas je -10 C stepeni i mnogo je hladno.
Sve najbolje u novom mesecu.
Nice view over the park with beautiful flowers and old architecture, good composition.
Nice place and perspective, good view, nice colors and photo.
Nice day with beautiful weather, here is -10 degrees C and is much more cold.
All the best in the new month.
mauro61 (52623) 2011-02-01 1:50
bell'angolo con la rotatoria fiorita all'ingresso della città vecchia.
Belli i colori e la resa malgrado il controluce.
dta (67134) 2011-02-01 2:00
Hello Ovidiu ,
A fine view of your beautiful city . I like the flowery FG , but I think that the piece of street was not necessary . A little tilt , too . I make a WS .
jhm (139952) 2011-02-01 3:31
Lovely colorfully foreground with the flowers, red and yellow.
You chose an excellent angle with the mountain between the two towers.
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
danyy (0) 2011-02-01 5:27
des lumières qui tendent vers las basses, bien vu pour la pureté des couleurs et aussi les contrastes, plus puissants.
Un excllent niveau de détails grâce à une mise au point précise.
Silvio1953 (123431) 2011-02-01 9:12
Ciao Ovidiu, lovely composition with splendid flower and beautiful buildings, wonderful natural colors and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Nicou (123144) 2011-02-03 0:42
Très belle compo de ce rond point, mangigique image avec le belle fleur qui font un beau dessin dans le vert, superbe.
Bravo et amitié
jemaflor (85394) 2011-02-05 2:00
Nice view with this light and all these colors with flowers on the fg, interesting architecture, maybe a little tilt ...
sacavem (18610) 2011-02-09 14:25
Very beautiful cityscape with lovely colours. Amazing tones, very good sharpness and very well framed.
Because you used a small size in this picture? In a larger format would be better visual impact.
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2013-11-05 19:32
Ovidiu, this is a place that I always wanted to visit for its history, its beauty but also because I have a good friend there..
your picture is beautiful and very representative!
all the best
- Copyright: Ovidiu Sotiriu (Schnappilic) (9690)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-05
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS EF-S, Lexar SDHC 8 GB
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/2500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-31 11:12