Tuesday, May 25, 2010

ROMANIA ~Black church~

Biserica Neagră or Black Church is a cathedral in Braşov, a city in south-eastern Transylvania, Romania. It was built between 1385-1477 and stands as the main Gothic style monument in the country, as well as being the largest and one of the most important Lutheran places of worship in the region.The name "Black Church" was given after the catastrophic fire in 1689, when the whole city was actually burnt. The flames and the smoke blackened its walls. The Organ
having a number of 4000 pipes and it ranks among the biggest organs in the South-Eastern Europe.

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