This statue depicts one of Romania’s greatest heroes, the unifier Michael the Brave (or Mihai Pătrașcu as he was born). For the last couple of centuries he has been viewed as a symbol of Romanian unity. Born in Wallachia, he was also ruler of Moldavia and Transylvania. He marked the first time in history that …
These two muscular statues stand guard either side of an ornate gateway, somewhere in the heart of Bucharest. I’m wonder who designed and built them? Who commissioned the work? Why? When? I should probably do some research!
Looking up, I saw this slightly stern stone face staring down at me. What is he guarding?
I liked the way the light and shadow worked on these turrets, and by converting it from colour to monochrome, I hope it has picked up something of a hand drawn, almost pencil on paper feel… that’s the plan anyway. This is my last shot of the turrets that sit on top of the church …
In this episode we pass Napton Junction and find our most northerly turning point. At this turning point we have a very close encounter of the narrowboat kind… watch on to find out. Featuring: Marston Doles Locks Greens Lock Napton Locks Napton Marina Napton Junction
It took four years to build this very intricate church in the heart of Bucharest, Romania. Work completed in 1909. The church was sanctified on November 25th. However, it took damage during the first world war, and was repaired again by 1921.
This is one of the turrets atop St Nicholas Orthodox church, in Bucharest.
I found this ornate metal gate whilst exploring the city of Bucharest. The early morning, golden light threw the gate itself into silhouette as it lit up the building behind.
This building, the CEC Palace in Old Town, Bucharest is the site of the first bank in Romania. Looks a lot like the wizarding bank, Gringotts, to me.