Saturday 4 December 2010

Arad in Romania

Arad is in western Romania, one of the country's most prosperous cities.  It was first mentioned in the 11th century and developed into a major trading city while ruled by Turkey between 1551 and 1699.  It was then ruled by the Hapsburgs, then by Austria.

Arad looks much the same now as it did in this vintage view from the tower of the City Hall, according to the person who sent it to me. The only thing that has changed is that you can now buy a McDonalds at the base of the building.  I'm not convinced that's progress.
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  1. Great card and lovely architecture, it's good to know the building still survives.

  2. Amazing the city has not changes much in all those years. TFS Happy PFF!

  3. I agree with you that is isn't progress. The old look is much better.

  4. Tear down the McDonald's and make the place bigger I say.

  5. LOL, A McDonald's? Definitely not progress!

  6. I have to agree. Many cities in Romania now have McDs unfortunately, but still infrastructure and progress remain sadly absent. Still, where there's a buck to be made, McDs will be there


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