Monday, September 24, 2012

Romania II

Sibiu is one of the most important cultural centres of Romania and, in tandem with Luxembourg, it was designated a European Capital of Culture for the year 2007. Formerly the capital of Transylvania, the old city of Sibiu was ranked as "Europe's eighth most idyllic place to live" by Forbes Magazine. Piaţa Mare is the city's central square. On Romania's Tentative List for World Heritage status as "The Historic Centre of Sibiu and its Ensemble of Squares".

Stamp from a 2009 set of six commemorating early electric trams. Seen here is the inauguration of Vienna's  electric tram line in 1897.

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