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Bucharest the capital city, once little Paris

Bucharest the city of legend and history

Last  year in  2014 Bucharest   the  Capital City  of  Romania celebrated 555 years since the first document ,but  the  city  is  much  more  oldest  than  that .There  is  legends  and  rumors   says  the  old  fair  of  Bucharest  started  around  year  1100. Targoviste city was the first capital

Cretulescu Church, Victory Route, Bucharest - Bucharest the capital city, once little Paris

Cretulescu Church, Victory Route, Bucharest – Bucharest the capital city, once little Paris

of  Wallachia (the old name of  MiddleAges  south  side Romania) during Vlad Tepes Voivode (the  local name  for the   Romanian  monarh). Bucharest name is first mentioned in a document signed on 20 September 1459 by the head of Vlad Tepes, who has settled here after the second residence from Targoviste. The city has a length greater than that of official documents. And also he has his own legend. Bucharest the capital city, once little Paris.

Targoviste is a municipality. The city it’s the the largest city of the Dambovita county, Muntenia region, Romania. It has a population of about 89,000 inhabitants. Royal residence and capital of Romanian Country between 1396 and 1714, the city has held for more than three centuries status of most important economic, political and military, cultural and artistic.

Constantin Brancoveanu insured for a quarter century (1688-1714) stability of the country and died as a martyr, refusing to betray his faith. During his summer residence of the country was in Targoviste, and the winter in Bucharest. After his reign, the capital moved to Bucharest, Targoviste event after which began to lose economic power and the population.

Legend of the Bucharest:

“At the foundation of many facts, foremost, many older buildings, many beautiful villages or cities lies a story. Thus, for instance, you want to know why the largest city of Romania, the country’s capital, Bucharest is called?

Supposedly, long time ago, then rushed troubled when evil people and predatory mongoloid  ways, such as the tatars, the Dâmboviţei meadows, forests and glades in that part of the country, there where now stretches Bucharest at that time walk a shepherd with his flock. His name was Joy. He had many sheep: and black and white and so so. He also had stout dogs, who feared neither wolves nor bears, nor the large vultures, especially in spring, the air rushed in as arrow in its talons and snatched the young and frisky lambs, and they tore for their sharp beak soft and hard as steel. He had the shepherd Bucur and a dozen donkeys to bear the burdens of shepherds and ten horses fatty and beautiful, good enough to scurry out of town. Bucur the Shepherd was a good man; and at Tîrlea many disciples kept his sheep and shepherds, all sane and craftsmen from rennet curd, the sheep-shearing and skins ready for Bunda and coats. And to be sane, not only because of the beasts had to defend the flock, but also predatory hordes of evil men who, as I said, swarmed everywhere, in those troubled and full of danger.

Often the tatars stole sheep, rams, lambs and donkeys from a flock of Bucur. Often burned his Stanic. Yes, even they killed two dogs, the most faithful; and one of the shepherds, a more young, snare caught him, took him captive and took him to their country.

It seems, however, that those people where bounded to robber ill, because in winter, the abducted the girl of the Bucur the shepherd, Anca. Beautiful girl! With hair like floss silk with flower chicory eyes and body supple suede. All the noose had caught her when, alone in the sheepfold, purring wool knee peasant clothing of shepherds. She was struggling, as he could; but the wicked proved stronger.

Bucharest, Bucur Ciobanul Church overview

Bucharest, Bucur Ciobanul Church overview

Bucharest, Sector 3, Bucur Ciobanu Church view forefront

Bucharest, Sector 3, Bucur Ciobanu Church view forefront

Learning also kidnapping Bucur the Shepherd was kindled by grief and anger. He rode in great haste and with still two fart, galloped after the tatars. And they galloped have galloped, days and nights on end. They did not arrive until the sea water, called River. As it was winter, frozen water. Feeling watch tatars were rushed to the great river ice pass that bridge. But it appears that the ice was not thick that, here, the river, cracked and those Tatars went! the deep whirlpool, as were: Horse and spoil everything. Some escaped because their steeds knew how to swim; others drowned.

Anca knew how to swim, and his father, joy, and his brothers rushed to help her get out of the ice floes.

As they returned, all four fold on the banks of Dambovita. Here on a knoll, they built a big house and a fenced with high fence of thick logs, as a true fortress wall. Then when Anca married and had children, so the family shepherd Bucur increased, they built a church, which is seen today, and even called “The Bucur Church”.

Over the years, we gathered here more and more Romanian. This is how, around his home Bucur, after hundreds of years, formed a city, which people have said Bucharest and today is the beautiful capital of Romania.”
The legend of the Bucharest – information translated from Romanian copyright!

“Bucharest (/ˈbuːkərɛst/; Romanian: București, pronounced [bukuˈreʃtʲ] ( listen)) is the capital municipality, cultural, industrial, and financial centre of Romania. It is the largest city in Romania and located in the southeast of the country, at 44°25′57″N 26°06′14″ECoordinates: 44°25′57″N 26°06′14″E, lies on the banks of the Dâmbovița River, less than 70 km (43.5 mi) north of the Danube River.
Bucharest was first mentioned in documents in 1459. It became the capital of Romania in 1862 and is the centre of Romanian media, culture and art. Its architecture is a mix of historical (neo-classical), interbellum (Bauhaus and art deco), communist-era and modern. In the period between the two World Wars, the city’s elegant architecture and the sophistication of its elite earned Bucharest the nickname of “Little Paris” (Micul Paris).”
information source: wikipedia.org

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