Tag: architecture

Ciocanesti Painted Houses
European History

Traveling to Ciocanesti, Romania: Bucovina’s Painted Village

Beautiful, Painted Bucovina   I’ve already shared my visit to Bucovina’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, the famous painted Churches of Moldavia. By now it’s well established that I am a sucker for a beautiful monastery (see my posts on Rila, Meteora, and the Medieval Monuments of Kosovo if you need further proof). But […]

Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

UNESCO World Heritage Site #43: Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue (Hungary)

“Budapest is a prime site for dreams: the East’s exuberant vision of the West, the West’s uneasy hallucination of the East. It is a dreamed-up city; a city almost completely faked; a city invented out of other cities, out of Paris by way of Vienna — the imitation, as Claudio […]