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Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Bucharest, Happy Anniversary!

Capital of the Walachian and Moldavian region united under the name of the Romanian state since 1862, Bucharest celebrates today 547 from its first mentioning in an official document.

Vlad Tepes, also known as the Impaler or Dracula (let’s thank Bram Stocker for that), mentioned Bucharest in a letter dating from 1459. He built a fortress in Bucharest to hold back the Turks threatening the Walachian state. For more historical details, visit this link.

The event will be celebrated for three days, graffiti, movies, concerts, theatre plays and medieval art being included in the program. More details in this Evenimentul Zilei article.

Picture originally uploaded by Evenimentul Zilei.

For more views of Bucharest, please also see this older photopost of mine.

Tags: Bucharest, Romania, Anniversaries, Events
posted by Alina @ 4:24 PM  
5 Comments:
  • At 9/20/2006 7:07 PM, Anonymous shirazi said…

    What a history! Happy annniversary.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 7:16 PM, Blogger yaser said…

    Great city and great history
    And the pics in your photopost makes me really want to visit this wonderful place.
    happy anniversary!

     
  • At 9/21/2006 7:56 AM, Blogger Alina said…

    Quite a history indee, Shi.

    Yaser, then come pay us a vist! Anytime is good, but spring to autumn is way better.

     
  • At 9/26/2006 6:51 AM, Anonymous Monte said…

    Glad to find your blog. I am from the central USA, but have been privileged to visit Romania twice - 98 and 00. Made many wonderful friends in Bucharest and Sighisoara. Had a Bucharest friend who grew up in Ploiesti. Thoughts of places that meant much to me still sometimes grip my heart. Thanks for renewing those memories!

     
  • At 9/26/2006 7:13 AM, Blogger Alina said…

    Remembering old friends is always special. Glad I could give you a hand with that, Monte. And thanks for your visit.

     
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