The Answer

Welcome to all who come regularly, and who are new. Transylvania is a unique place, most importantly because it shows that people can live together in relative harmony.

Yet, the royalty and the people keep me going back. Queen Maria, the woman in the photos, was a wonderfully interesting woman. Her mark was made in the First World war, and had she lived into the Second and past it, her mark would most likely have been felt there. She wasn't old when she died, in her sixties.

The crowning took place by her husband, who became King Ferdinand of Romania. This crowning happened in Alba Iluia. As you can see in the above photo.

Still it's hard to miss such wonderful things about Transylvania, precisely because of its location and it connections to legends.

See you tomorrow, and I'll be getting into something a bit more dramatic, the Second World War.