The first official record referring to the Sibiu area comes from 1191, when Pope Celestine III confirmed the existence of the free prepositure of the German settlers in Transylvania, the prepositure having its headquarters in Sibiu, named Cibinium at that time. It was probably built near a Roman settlement, one that would be known during the early Middle Ages as Caedonia. n the 14th century, it was already an important trade center. In 1376, the craftsmen were divided in 19 guilds. Sibiu became the most important ethnic German city among the seven cities that gave Transylvania its German name Siebenbürgen (literally seven cities), and it was home to the Universitas Saxorum, the assembly of Germans in Transylvania. Common opinion in the 17th century ascribed Sibiu the quality of being the easternmost city to be part of the European sphere; it was also the eastern terminus of postal routes.(wikipedia)
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emilbo (20862) 2012-11-01 18:26
Étonnant que tu n'aies aucun point pour cette magnifique photo. La place semble intéressante avec ces belles façades et les gens assis aux tables à l'extérieur du restaurant. J'aime bien l'architecture des édifices qui est superbe et les couleurs même si elles ne semblent pas naturelles.
toutes mes félicitations et merci de ta visite,
ACL1978 (5789) 2012-11-03 9:54
Certainly a strange color to this one, Marian - perhaps a storm that was rolling in? Regardless, the details on the buildings themselves are wonderful - the wear and tear of the years really showing through.
Just as some of my Boston shots are making you want to come back, some of the Romania shots from you are making me want to visit! Perhaps someday.
Royaldevon (17791) 2012-11-15 12:36
The sharpness and the details on these buildings is quite remarkable; they make an extraordinary backcloth against which the outdoor dining is taking place.
The sky is a most peculiar colour; it made me wonder how long these figures would be able to sit outside before they were assaulted by the rain!
My warm regards,
thebest (3370) 2012-12-02 2:13
Congratulations on your well written notes.
This is a charming image of these wonderful buildings & street cafe - it would be a treat to sit & relax there drinking a nice lager.
The colours are rich & wonderful & I like your POV.
macjake (39235) 2012-12-09 15:53
reminds me so much of the scenes in Warsaw Poland.
the rustic nature of the buildings certainly adds charm.
as does the sepia tone on the photo - if thats what you did!
love the set up, the architecture and the feel of the photo.
mayjayne (2792) 2013-01-07 3:42
The composition has a nostalgic tinge to it, probably due to the colours. But these old buildings are filled with charm. Lovely shot!