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...The largest fortified church in Southeastern Europe, was built by Teutonic knights in the year 1212-1213. The powerful surrounding walls are 10-15 feet thick. Historical records attest that in its 500 years of existence, the fortress was besieged 50 times. However, it was only captured once, in 1611 by Gabriel Báthori, Prince of Transylvania. Each village family had a designated room for shelter in case of attack! The red-roofed wall accommodated 272 rooms, stacked over four stories. How amazzzing is that! Well...today I'd say~ " Let's start building bridges instead of wallsss..." Peace & Love Darlingsss... ~XOXO*

-Source RomaniaTourism

37 comments:

muchlove said...

those walls look spectacular! And I'm with you on that quote ;)

Have a fab weekend
xx

cherie said...

it is indeed - very imposing!

Gabby said...

Love the quote! Hope your weekend has been fantastic!

Simply Mel said...

"Let's start building bridges intead of walls" - SOOOO good and SOOOO true!

Big Peace HUGS to you!

Laura Trevey said...

I'm with you!

Jan said...

Peace & Love ... most definitely !
Lovely Lenore.

LouDuk said...

Food for thought. I love it.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Same to you honey, have a lovely weekend.
xxx

Shaddy said...

They must have had good reason to build a fortress like that. Who wouldn't rather sit back and relax?

Heidi said...

Yes, bridges instead of walls. That's incredible - I can't imagine the amount of back-breaking work this would be.

Sher said...

Clear sign of the times back then. The Church was the sanctuary to keep evil out.

We've come a long way in our teachings and thinking. Hope you're having a lovely weekend too!

Fragrant Liar said...

That's incredible! Can you imagine playing hide and seek in that?

Lily G. said...

this church looks spectacular!

Dream Sequins said...

Love these shots. This is kind of marginally related-- but remember that crazy scene at the end of that movie with Will Smith about the zombies where the lady at the end escapes and finds herself in the promised non-zombie world, and all they have to protect themselves is a wall and gate? Yeah right-- like a wall that tall would keep those zombies out! :)

Happy Sunday, darling.

Frau said...

love churches...that is a very interesting one! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Electro Geisha said...

kewl. must be awsome feeling walking inside those walls... got me thinking about princesses and princesse dresses....

april said...

it's a nice thing building bridges....i build also imaginary bridges to persons i like ;-) wish you a happy day*

sofiasophie said...

it looks like a very interresting place....
And I am with you regarding walls & bridges....

Sarah said...

"building bridges instead of walls," - I'm in!! Wouldn't that be wonderful?

As an architecture/history geek, I am fascinated with this little piece of history. Thank you for posting!

erin said...

do those walls really keep people out............or in? very imposing indeed!

down and out chic said...

i agree, bridges instead of walls. you're brilliant.

janettaylor said...

I love it!

X★X★

poet said...

Really cool church. Where do you always find these curiosities?

Greetings,
poet

drollgirl said...

daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn, those are some thick walls!!!

love your quote, but i'd sure like to be behind those walls which MIGHT JUST lessen the sound of my boyfriend's snores.

Couture Carrie said...

How amazing!
And yes the ivy at Hudson is so fab! Love the bar too!

xoxox,
CC

Nora Johnson said...

What a lovely post! Once travelled through Transylvania where Dracula is supposed to reside but no sign of him :( (Must have been his day off!!)

Hope you're having a great Sunday'

xxLOL LOLA:)

Fashion Moment said...

Hope you had fabulous weekend, darling!

FM~FP~AF

Maria Confer said...

Holy Moley! That's one crazy fortified church! So very cool.

Thanks so much for your comment!

Gabbi said...

Amazing fortress, would love to visit Romania one day!

Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday dear!♥♥

Keith said...

Wow. That looks so amazing. I hope you've had a great weekend. Cheers!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Ohhh that is amazing!!! "bridges instead of walls" Thank you for sharing that love...inspired me.

Caathy♥ said...

Hey, thanks for the comment. Your blogs are awesome (:



Cathy xo

annie said...

Hi! Thanks so much for my first ever blog comment! I was very excited! And really happy to have found your blog, it's so interesting! Annie xxx

Iva said...

bridges instead of walls! SO TRUE SO TRUE!! I hope you had a great weekend!

Hanako66 said...

you are so cute:)

Sam said...

Wow, wow, wow! Impressive!

Noble Beeyotch said...

" Let's start building bridges instead of wallsss..."

That is so heartwarming and touching!!!