Cosmic Multicultural Bucharest in the Pandemic (38):
End of 2020
By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (astro-photo-poem-essay) and Florin Alexandru Stancu (design)
On December 29, 2020, after seeing the sunset near the observatory of the National Children’s Palace, I went to Bucharest’s historical center to catch the Old Princely Court (founded by Vlad Tepes Dracula in the 1450s, burned by a big fire in the 1780s - secretly ordered by the Ottoman sultan - and then left in ruins) under the Moon, just because it had been a gateway to the world - a significant place in Wallachia for international meetings between Romanian “domnitors” and “voievods” and foreign delegations from Europe and the Ottoman Empire.
But I found the whole archeological complex under renovation, so I tried to catch, also under the Moon’s glow, four important churches in that zone: Saint George’s New Church (made by “Domnitor” Constantin Brancoveanu, founder of the Brancovenesc architectural style in the 1700s) and the “Km 0” monument (the Zodiac circle, made by Constantin Baraschi in the 1930s), the Stavropoleos Church (made in the 1720s in Brancovenesc style), Saint Demetrius’ Church (founded in the 1650s and remade later), Saint Anthony’s Princely Church (made around 1550 by “Domnitor” Mircea Ciobanu, the oldest building in Bucharest and the place where the Romanian rulers were crowned in the past).
I have a question:
“Do you like being part of
people's faith, Dear Moon?”