The city of Brasov was first attested in 1235 AD under the name Corona, a Latin word meaning "crown", a name given by the German colonists. According to Binder, the current Romanian and Hungarian names are derived from the Turkic word barasu, meaning "white water" with a Slavic suffix -ov. Other linguists proposed various etymologies including an Old Slavic anthroponym Brasa.
The first attested mention of Brașov is Terra Saxonum de Barasu ("Saxon Land of Baras") in a 1252 document. The German name Kronstadt means "Crown City" and is reflected in the city's coat of arms as well as in its Medieval Latin name, Corona. The two names of the city, Kronstadt and Corona, were used simultaneously in the Middle Ages.
From 1950 to 1960, during part of the Communist period in Romania, the city was called Orașul Stalin (Stalin City), after the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.(wikipedia)
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Sergiom (87179) 2013-10-07 5:18
On dirait une imitation de la célèbre évocation sur les collines de Hollywood en Californie. Mais l'avant plan est totalement Roumain avec son lot de bâtiments historiques.
saxo042 (37966) 2013-10-07 8:45
An interesting note and a very good picture of this apparently very interesting place. Beautiful colours of the roofs against the green hills behind. Nice to bring the Hollywood idea of a big sign above the town here!
Royaldevon (42533) 2013-10-08 1:24
Interesting etymology, it's like a historical walk in time, finding the derivation of words.
Your photograph concentrates very much on the sunlight/shadow contrasts; the effect it has on the terracotta roofs is quite striking. I particularly like the dappled light in the f/g which makes the roof look a mosaic.
Have a great day,
jhm (158904) 2013-10-08 5:52
Thank you very much for your interesting notes, I learn every day here on TE.
Lovely mountain landscape picture with the tower and roofs in foreground
Sharpness and colours are very nice taken
Nice captured, pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.