Tururi virtuale


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January-February 2009

Patinoar olimpic la Braşov
Olympic Skating Rink
Pattinatoio olimpico
150 de ani de la Unirea Principatelor
The Little Union
La Petite Union
La Piccola Unione
Delegaţie italiană la Prefectură
Investments & Culture
Investissements et Culture
Investimenti & Cultura
Floarea Reginei
The Queen?s Flower
La Fleur de la Reine
Il Fiore della Regina
Constantin Brâncuşi Fotograf
Brancusi Photographer
Brancusi photographe
Brancusi Fotografo
ARO PALACE ? Vinuri de 5 stele
Five stars wines
Vins de cinq étoiles
Fosnic la Cuciulata
Boboteaza ? sfinţirea apelor
The Epiphany
Spiritualitate şi artă la Codlea
Titans of Codlea
Titans de Codlea
I Titani di Codlea
?Destinaţie Turistică de Excelenţă?
Historical Corridor
Couloir Historique
Corridoio storico
Salba cu istorie de la Homorod
The Bacon?s Tower
La Tour du Lard
La Torre del Lardo
Muzeul Etnografic ?Gheorghe Cernea? din Rupea
The rural world of Rupea
Le monde rural de Rupea
Il mondo rurale di Rupea
Vama Buzăului şi ?Valea Zimbrilor?
The Aurochs Valley
La Vallée d'Aurochs
La Valle degli Uri
Predealul de la sport extrem la schi
Extreme Predeal
Predeal extrême
Predeal estremo

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The Queen?s Flower



A village of Brasov county conserves the story of the Star risen over Bethlehem when Jesus Christ was born. It's a Christmas story inspired by a legend told by an old shepherd of Moieciu called Mitru, recorded in the folklore heritage of the county.

The Star?s Story

The story says that after fulfilling its mission over Bethlehem, the star which had predicted the Nativity set forth and passed over 99 countries, without knowing where to stop. Every land over which she flew displeased her, because people were bad and there were many fierce animals. So the star continued to wander on the wind back. In a morning she came over the top of some mountain covered with short green grass. The landscape and the majesty of the forests impressed her. The beauty of the place attracted her like a magnet. Splitting into thousands of little stars, the star fall in the precipitous rocks of Bucegi Mountains. And every star became a star-shaped white flower, soft as wool, which never fades.

Natural Monument

Queen?s Flower is not the name given by the people; the flower has been named so in honour of Queen Elizabeth of Romania (Carmen Sylva). The queen was simply in love with this flower. The shepherds have called her ?Flower of Bucegi?, ?Edelweiss? or more simply ?Flower?. In Romania, the Queen?s Flower is protected by law since 1933, when it was declared natural monument. The flower still grows on the forehead of the mountains, as a remain of the stars? story.


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