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ROMANIA, ARAD and TIMISOARA.

Western Romania.

Arad was the first Romanian city i vistied, it ends up being the last in my blogs on Romania. -- Arad is capital city of Arad county in western Romania. It is close to the Hungarian border. Arad is a railway junction. The capital of Romania is Bucharest 552 km [ 343 miles ] away. Arad's history goes back to the Romans. - I arrived a long time after the Romans ,at Arad rail station. The area was a bit drab, but there was a open air Art exhibition at the exit. Turning left towards the city centre i walked what turned out to 1.5 miles [2,41 km ], so my return was a taxi. I stayed at Best Western hotel Central, in Strada Horia. Good hotel . The
city hall is impressive in Main Square. Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral was consecrated in 2008. The river is the Mures, i saw what i call a bailey bridge. The population is around 167,000, a large part is Hungarian. -- I took a day trip by train to Timisoara, taking 50 minutes 33 miles [ 54 km ] . ROMANIA.. ---- My  attempt  at  cartography. - 8  Romanian  places  visited  by  me,  in  2  holidays -- [ red  blob  a mistake !

ROMANIA.. ---- My attempt at cartography. - 8 Romanian places visited by me, in 2 holidays -- [ red blob a mistake !

]FirROMANIA.  --First  station  over  the  border.  Curtici  - then  15  minutes  to  Arad.

ROMANIA. --First station over the border. Curtici - then 15 minutes to Arad.

ROMANIA.--  Older  style  carriage.  [  wagon

ROMANIA.-- Older style carriage. [ wagon

]ROMANIA,  ARAD.  --  Rail station,  --  Arad  is  a  railway  junction.

ROMANIA, ARAD. -- Rail station, -- Arad is a railway junction.

ROMANIA,   ARAD. --Best  Western  Hotel  Central, i  stayed  2  nights.   -- 4 star  hotel.

ROMANIA, ARAD. --Best Western Hotel Central, i stayed 2 nights. -- 4 star hotel.

ROMANIA   ARAD  -- Cafe  Bar,  down  a few  steps.   Near  hotel.in Strada Horia.

ROMANIA ARAD -- Cafe Bar, down a few steps. Near hotel.in Strada Horia.

ROMANIA,   ARAD.  --  River  Mures.

ROMANIA, ARAD. -- River Mures.

ROMANIA  ,  ARAD.  -- At  the  time,  Romania had  a  problem  with  upkeep  of  paths.

ROMANIA , ARAD. -- At the time, Romania had a problem with upkeep of paths.

ROMANIA,  ARAD.  -- City  Hall.

ROMANIA, ARAD. -- City Hall.

ROMANIA,   ARAD.-- Impressive  City Hall,  Neo-Classic  style--. Tourist  office  here.

ROMANIA, ARAD.-- Impressive City Hall, Neo-Classic style--. Tourist office here.

ROMANIA,   ARAD.  --Near  City  Hall

ROMANIA, ARAD. --Near City Hall

ROMANIA,  ARAD.  --Holy  Trinity  Orthodox  Cathedral.  --  Consecrated  2008.

ROMANIA, ARAD. --Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. -- Consecrated 2008.

ROMANIA.     --  Railway  Wheel Tapper.

ROMANIA. -- Railway Wheel Tapper.

ROMANIA, ARAD.  --  Train  for Timisoara.

ROMANIA, ARAD. -- Train for Timisoara.

Timisoara is a large city in western
Romania. A city of Parks and flowers. The river is Bega. A large square is Piata Victoriei, Victory square, with the Metropolitian Orththodox Church at one end and Opera House at the other end, St. George R,C. Cathedral is in another square Piata Uniru, Union Square. In resent history [ 1989] Timisoara played a part in the revolution towards independance. ROMANIA,  TIMISOARA.  --One  of  the  many  Parks

ROMANIA, TIMISOARA. --One of the many Parks

ROMANIA,  TIMISOARA.   --- Piata  Victoriei --  Victory  Square.

ROMANIA, TIMISOARA. --- Piata Victoriei -- Victory Square.

ROMANIA,  TIMISOARA.--Metropolitian  Ortodox  Cathedral in neo-moldavian  style.  -  Can  host  5000 people.--Piata  Victoriei  -  Victory  Square.

ROMANIA, TIMISOARA.--Metropolitian Ortodox Cathedral in neo-moldavian style. - Can host 5000 people.--Piata Victoriei - Victory Square.

ROMANIA,  TIMISOARA  --Romanian National Opera  at  one  end  of  Victory  Square.

ROMANIA, TIMISOARA --Romanian National Opera at one end of Victory Square.

ROMANIA,  TIMISOARA.  -- Saint  George  Roman  Catholic  Cathedral  ,  18th  century.  in  Piata  Uniru.

ROMANIA, TIMISOARA. -- Saint George Roman Catholic Cathedral , 18th century. in Piata Uniru.

ROMANIA,  TIMISOARA.  -- Piata  Unirii  --  Union  Square.

ROMANIA, TIMISOARA. -- Piata Unirii -- Union Square.

st visit o Romania.

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