24 May 2007

Comments and responses about Vlad Dracula

This is a pretty annoying movie of youtube, a Turkish (?) guy talking about Dracula's history. While the guy speak a crappy English the interesting thinks are the comments and repsonses

07 May 2007

Medieval Saxon Citadels

In the April 2007 number, National Geographic Romania publised two very interesting related articles, featuring the medieval Transylvania: one about the saxin citadels, and one about Medieval Sibiu.
The saxon fortifications are presented in a very nice graphical presentation by Radu Oltean. Medieval towns as well as fortified churches are presented here. One can admire the XIII-th century peasants churches of Câlnic, Prejmer, Cisnadioara and the fortified church in Biertan, but also the graphical representation of Medias, Brasov or Sighisoara.

Here you can admire some photos from this great article.

01 May 2007

Here is an addiction to the Media Library, this nice detail from the Medieval Church in Targsor, Prahova. The photo was taken by myself in April 2007. I remember Targsor was an important medieval town in Wallachia, now disappeared after Ploiesti rise in close nearby. Note the bricks and the care for architectural details:

movie about Dracula. "Dark Prince - The Truth About Dracula"

The final part of the movie Dark Prince. The Truth about Dracula presents Vlad fighting his brother Radu in Snagov monastery and initially defeating him. However Radu is not alone and the guards help him.
His father-in-low Aron as well as Father Stefan are all there. He is considered Antichrist for fighting his own people and his own religion, however he explains he did never fight God! Betrayed by father Stefan, that Dracula accused has killed his father Vlad Dracul, he finally gets killed by Radu, his own brother. Here I have to mention the movie is fara away from the historic truth, most evidence presents Vlad Dracula's death as on the battlefield, somewhere in the southern part of Bucharest (I'll post more especially about this as it seems to be a lot of controversial about the death of Vlad III Dracula - the place as well as the way he died.

Father Stefan dies by heart attack when he meets Dracula's phantom, the doomed spirit rest undead for etenity: