Brasov
Town Hall, Brasov, Transylvania

It is said that Romania had its Golden Age in the decades between the two World Wars. Foreign travelers used to be mesmerized by the Romanian towns and villages, as it often happens even today. Perhaps we lack the skills to properly advertise abroad the beauties of our land. In 1930’s, the German photographer Kurt Hielscher spent almost an year travelling across Romania, from Maramures to the southern counties of Cadrilater, now part of Bulgaria. He took more than 5,000 pictures, but his photo album included only 304 photos. The book was published in 1938, in Leipzig, the photo captions being written in Romanian, German, English and French.

You can admire a short selection of Hielscher’s work also on the Facebook page Istorie romaneasca in fotografii.

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