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Sibiu is a charming Romanian city with a medieval flavor that stands out for its eye-shaped windows to ventilate the lofts below its sloping roofs.

It is said that this town never sleeps, and it is that even if you walk by day or night you will feel watched. These are the eyes with which every house in Sibiu looks at you suspiciously.

Legend has it that the windows in the shape of eyes were built by the German occupiers in the region so that the inhabitants would be afraid and the feeling that they were always being watched, so that they would behave properly.

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Sibiu es una encantadora ciudad rumana con sabor medieval que destaca por sus ventanas en forma de ojos para la ventilación de los desvanes que hay debajo de sus inclinados tejados.

Se dice que este pueblo nunca duerme, y es que aunque te pasees de día o de noche vas a sentirte vigilado. Se trata de los ojos con los que te miran sospechosamente todas las casas de Sibiu.

Cuenta la leyenda que las ventanas en forma de ojos los construyeron los ocupantes alemanes en la región para que los habitantes tuvieran miedo y la sensación de que siempre estaban siendo vigilados, para que se comportaran adecuadamente.

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  • Copyright: Luis Garcia (adramad) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8468 W: 5 N: 15300] (68110)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2019-05-31
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2021-03-09 9:32
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