0 Likes

The flooded Church of the Bezid Lake, Transsylvania (2)
Transsylvania

The lake was formed about 20-25 years ago, by accumulating water by an artificial dam, covering a whole village. The population was displaced and there are many discussions about this, Ceausescu was the one to blame, but I think they did a good thing. Nobody wants to speak or does not know the true causes that led to shave from earth's face the village, but this mistery gives the region a perfect and attractive spice.

Copyright: Michael pop
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Uploaded: 12/09/2009
Updated: 16/06/2014
Views:

...


Tags: bezid; lake; dam; fishing; fish; church; flooded; village; accumulation; transsylvania; romania; tower; evening
comments powered by Disqus

Michael Pop
The flooded Church of the Bezid Lake, Transsylvania
Bözöd Lake
Eugen Festeu
Straw hat museum - outside
Eugen Festeu
Straw hat museum - room 1
Eugen Festeu
Straw hat museum - room 2
Eugen Festeu
Straw hat museum - tools
Michael Pop
Special Section Laureni at the Targu Mures Rally
Michael Pop
Finish of the Special Section Laureni at the Targu Mures Rally
Michael Pop
Flat-Tyre at the Targu Mures Rally
Michael Pop
Service at the Targu Mures Rally
Michael Pop
Service at the Targu Mures Rally
Marin Giurgiu
Chapel in salt mine, Praid
Calvin K McDonald
Crooked Lake, Sawtooth National Wilderness, Idaho, USA
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Dutlu camii uchisar turkey
Milan Toman - SpotOn s.r.o.
Malomerice freight train station
Maurizio Romano
Small island over the lake and a small blue floating house
Alexander Ruttgers
empty land
Furman Artjem
Sunset at the beach in Polenovo
Flyprod.aerial - Franck Marchand Maillet
Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval - Haute Savoie - By Flyprod
Juan Jose Perez
Holocaust Monument Berlin, Germany
Ahmet Emin Zırh
Hasankeyf
bauer naturfoto
Genkingen talmuehle 01
Juan Jose Perez
Under the Eiffel Tower Paris, France
Martin Broomfield
View over Wakefield, Quebec
Michael Pop
Suspended wooden bridge over the Nera in the Nerei Gorges, Romania
Michael Pop
Sunset seen from a road on top of the mountains in Borsec
Michael Pop
Targu Mures town center at night
Michael Pop
Constantinescu Slope in Straja
Michael Pop
The Aviation Museum in Bucharest (12)
Michael Pop
Charles de Gaulle Square in Bucharest
Michael Pop
Chicane at the Serpentine Special section at the Targu Mures Rally
Michael Pop
Carting Noaptea
Michael Pop
The Ion Creanga Memorial House - inside
Michael Pop
Fortress Slimnic
Michael Pop
Waterfall near the Solomon's Stones in Brasov
Michael Pop
Downtown Tulcea
More About Transsylvania

Transylvania (Romanian: Ardeal or Transilvania; Hungarian: Erdély; German: De-Siebenbürgen.ogg Siebenbürgen (help·info), see also other denominations) is a historical region in the central part of Romania. Bounded on the east and south by the Carpathian mountain range, historical Transylvania extended in the west to the Apuseni Mountains; however, the term frequently encompasses not only Transylvania proper, but also the historical regions of Crişana, Maramureş, and (Romanian) Banat.Transylvania was once the nucleus of the Kingdom of Dacia (82 BC–106 AD). In 106 AD the Roman Empire conquered the territory and after that its wealth was systematically exploited. After the Roman legions withdrew in 271 AD, it was overrun by a succession of tribes, which subjected it to various influences. During this time areas of it were under the control of the Visigoths, Huns, Gepids, Avars and Bulgars. Thereafter the Romanized Dacian inhabitants either moved into the mountains and preserved their culture or migrated southward. It is likely that elements of the mixed Daco–Roman population held out in Transylvania.[1] There is an ongoing scholarly debate over the population of Transylvania before the Hungarian conquest[2] (see Origin of the Romanians).The Magyars conquered the area at the end of the 9th century and firmly established their control over it in 1003, when their king Stephen I, according to legend, defeated the native prince entitled or named Gyula.[3][4][5][6] Between 1003 and 1526, Transylvania was a voivodeship of the Kingdom of Hungary, led by a voivod appointed by the Hungarian King. After the Battle of Mohács in 1526 Transylvania became effectively an independent principality ruled primarily by Calvinist Hungarian princes. Afterward, in 1566, Hungary was divided between the Habsburgs and the Turks, with the Transylvanian principality maintaining autonomy as an Ottoman subject.The Habsburgs acquired the territory shortly after the Battle of Vienna in 1683. The Habsburgs, however, recognized the Hungarian sovereignty over Transylvania,[1][dubious – discuss] while the Transylvanians recognized the suzerainty of the Habsburg emperor Leopold I (1687), and the region was officially attached to the Habsburg Empire, separated in all but name[7][8] from Habsburg controlled Hungary[9][10][11] and subjected to the direct rule of the emperor’s governors.[12] In 1699 the Turks legally conceded their loss of Transylvania in the Treaty of Karlowitz; however, anti-Habsburg elements within the principality only submitted to the emperor in the 1711 Peace of Szatmár. After the Ausgleich of 1867 the region was fully reabsorbed into Hungary [4][6] as a part of the newly established Austro-Hungarian Empire.Following defeat in World War I, Austria-Hungary began to disintegrate. The ethnic Romanian majority elected representatives, who then proclaimed union with Romania on December 1, 1918. In 1920, the Allies confirmed the union in the Treaty of Trianon. Hungary protested against the detach, as over 1,600,000 Hungarian people[13] were living in the area in question, mainly in Szekler Land of Eastern Transylvania, and along the newly created border, which was drawn through areas with Hungarian majority. In August 1940, in the midst of World War II, Hungary regained about 40% of Transylvania by the Vienna Award, with the aid of Germany and Italy. The territory, however, reverted to Romania in 1945; this was confirmed in the 1947 Paris Peace Treaties[4].In distant regions, Transylvania is also often associated with Dracula[14][15][16] (Bram Stoker's novel and its film adaptations), and the horror genre in general, while in countries of Central and Eastern Europe the region is known for the scenic beauty of its Carpathian landscape and its rich history.