The Legend of the Christmas Tree, a Bird and a Fir Tree #Im4Ro

The Legend of the Christmas tree, the bird and the fir tree

This legend of the Christmas Tree, of a lost bird and a kind fir tree, comes from the land where I was born, Romania. Enjoy it (it even begins like any Romanian tale). Merry Christmas!

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Bran Castle’s Unique Door Knocker and a Crocus Legend #Im4Ro

Bran Castle's Unique Door Knocker and a Crocus Legend

There is a natural progression from the medieval Bran Castle with its unique brass door knocker in the shape of a queen’s head and the crocus legend.

Bran Castle’s Unique Door Knocker

The Bran Pass was long time one of the most important trade routs in Medieval times, between Asia, Moldavia, Wallachia, and further towards the Hungarian Kingdom and the West powers of Europe, and especially after the fall of Constantinople, after which the Ottoman Empire had full control over the Bosphorus strait, thus strangling in its unfaithful hand the sea trading of Venice and Genoa…

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