December 30, 2008

Where Are They?

Not in Transylvania most certainly, if you happen to be Serbian, Saxon, Hungarian or anything but Romanian.

The past dies... but the past is forgotten by all of the future generations due to the lack of memory of the people whose responsibility it was to care for the telling of the past.

December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

As they say... Merry Christmas.

Hope like they did in Transylvania that you got wonderful gifts on the 24th.

They would also not eat turkey but ham.

Enjoy!

December 18, 2008

what do you think of him?



young or old?

Where is he from? why is he in the army? you tell me. and he is a Saxon from Transylvania.

December 16, 2008

A Walk In The Past

To walk in my ancestors shoes I need to work towards an understanding of the land.
Okay

Mountains and hills, rather rugged terrain, and the climate is not to extreme yet has some cold winters and hot summers.

Not like Canada...

December 15, 2008

My Story

I come form a family who came from Transylvania. That alone sets me apart from the crowd.

I also know more about the people the Saxons than most will.

But I still am searching for a meaning as to why such an area is forgotten by most, when it is only a foot note in history and yet has so much potential...

Roman ruins, medieval castles, reformation theologians, scientists and more.

Men who were born in Transylvania and left their mark in the military.

My life links back to them and yet since I do not speak the languages i am lost...

But i want and desire to change that.

December 12, 2008

What I Love

I always found a place of history i Transylvania.

Maybe because I love the classic history of the Romans or the 1800s but I still find that when I can find a place that holds my interest for more than those periods I take notice.

It is also interesting because in a sense I feel I might find my own life there. After all if one does not learn history does one not repeat it?

Try the Countess of Transylvania and Vlad Dracul...

The Austrians and Hungarians.

All are linked in many ways that link is Transylvania.

December 10, 2008

Whose?


Who would be your favorite person in Transylvania?
Next Blog I'll tell you mine!


December 9, 2008

Anything Else?

Here is something you'll love:

A principality and a province, yes two other type of government and territory Transylvania was and is.

Now, where and which countries?

Well, for a while just as Transylvania, then as a Hungarian principality and then under direct rule of Hungary and then Austria and then Hungary and then Romania.

Did you know Transylvania was divided at one point? Can you tell me when?

Anything Else?

December 5, 2008

Politics

What kind of Politics do you think Transylvania had in the past?

Democracy or Monarchy or Dictatorship or whatever?

All three and more.

December 4, 2008

So WHY?

I think that most people live in a why world.

why does this.. why does that.. why.. why.. why

here's my take on why

Why did the Romanian government view Vlad the Impaler as a hero?
Why did the diversity of Transylvania get destroyed?
Why don't people care about their past?
Why did the Culture die?
Why should I even care?

What are your why?

December 2, 2008

A Small Test

How many peoples populated Transylvania?

Romanian, Hungarian, Saxons, Roma, Serbs, Austrians,

Any more?

Yes or No?

I want to hear your voice, okay everyone?