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Published: August 7th 2007
The Clock Tower... Life is the road and I wanna keep going
U can run but u cant hide from it...
Love is a river and I wanna keep flowing,
Life is a road now and forever.. a wonderful journey!
Veni, vidi, vici.. actually Sighisoara conqured me!... nothing I could write can describe the feeling I had while I was staying there... First thing I noticed when I arrived there was the train station...not very clean and first impression always counts for foreigners. Coming from Bucharest Im very used to crazy taxi drivers who try to overcharge the clients but I was amazed to meet really polite and honest people. It was less than 1 Euro from train station to city center, I gave him 2 Euro and he said: "miss thats too much, I cant accept it"... THAT MUST HAVE BEEN A KODAK MOMENT.... very soon I realised politeness is a way of living there. The city girl inside me was pleasantly surprised and also I am very proud of these people. They work a lot for every penny/leu they earn, the city doesnt offer many alternatives for the youth: a few jobs in banks, restaurants and tourism..thats all.. but they are a very united as a community and everybody
One of the week's figurine...
Can u guess what day of the week was?
is a part of the little city events. For example there are 3 or 4 highschools in the city and every series that graduates at the end of 12 grade is celebrated. All pupils get together, dressed in graduation gowns and walk all over the town, all the way to the old fortress..actually every major event takes place there.
I spent 3 wonderful days in Sighisoara, I met new people and I got more than I was hoping for.. everywhere I went people where talking mostly in english or hungarian so if I would have stood another 3-4 days I would have come back speaking "fluently" hungarian 😊)).
Facts about Sighisoara: medieval town, people still live, work in this old fortress, UNESCO patrimony, attested in documents in 1280.
At the beging there where built 14 defense towers but nowdays there are still standing in very good conditions just 9 of them. The Clock Tower is the most representative of them. Up on the tower there are 7 figurines for each day of the week (they represent the pagan gods - Diane- Monday, Mars-Tuesday, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn and Sun-Sunday). Watching over the city there are: Godess of Peace &
Exploring the hills nearby
Lots of stairs everywhere.Many locals carry their shoppings on foot-no one is fat around there!
the drummer, Godess of Fairness, Godess of Justice and 2 angels representing day and night.
Every year there are 2 major festivals: The Festival of medieval Art (end of july) and Proetnica Festival (begining of August).
I left Sighisoara very optimistic, thinking I ll be back someday, hopefully very soon... This is not the end!
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