February 24, 2017

2952, 2960 ROMANIA (Braşov) - Moieciu

2952 Moieciu - Cheile Grădiştei

Posted on 15.02.2017, 24.02.2017
Situated between Bucegi and Piatra Craiului mountains, in Rucăr-Bran Pass, at an altitude between 800 and 1200 m, Moieciu is one of the three commune that make up the Bran area. The Rucăr-Bran Pass is one of the oldest communication routes on Romanian territory, known even before the occupation of Dacia by the Romans in 106 AD. In the Middle Ages was the main link road between Wallachia and Transylvania, through the Carpathian Mountains.

2960 Moieciu

After the occupation of Transylvania by Hungarian royalty, was build the Bran Castle, as an advanced defense point. The six villages that today make up the Moieciu commune were part of the Bran domain, being under the jurisdiction of the Bran castellan. Until not long ago, the mountain agriculture was the main occupation of the inhabitants, the main focus being on livestock. In recent years, the agritourism experienced an unprecedented development, Moieciu becoming one of the most popular tourist areas in Romania.

The villages of the commune are linear and scattered, but in recent years they have built 383 villas and holiday homes, other 287 lands being intended the same purpose. The hydrographic network is well developed, all rivers of the commune (including Grădiştea) being tributaries of the Bârsa river, in its turn tributary of the Olt river. In Cheile Grădiştei (Grădiştea Gorge) is located a tourist complex consisting of two hotels and seven rustic villas, as well as two ski and snowboard slopes.

About the stamps
On the postcard 2952
The first stamp is part of the series National Museum of the Romanian Peasant Centenary, issued on October 5, 2006. One hundred years ago, the Museum of Ethnography, National Art, Decorative and Industrial Art was founded in Bucharest, nowadays the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant. It is a museum in Bucharest, with a collection of textiles (especially costumes), icons, ceramics, and other artifacts of Romanian peasant life. One of Europe's leading museums of popular arts and traditions, it was designated "European Museum of the Year" for 1996. The postage stamps of the philatelic issue presents:
• the image of a head dress of Argeş dating back to the 20th century (0.40 RON) - It's on the postcard 2952
• the image of a Turkish string of Dobruja, dating back to the 19th century (0.70 RON)
• the image of a coin necklace from Bucovina dating back to the 19th century (1.60 RON)
• the image of Alexandru Tzigara-Samurcaş, founding manager of the museum (3.10 RON).

The second stamp is part of the series Love Nature! Ceahlău National Park, about which I wrote here.

On the postcard 2960
The first stamp is part of the series Bats, about which I wrote here. The last stamp is part of the series The last stamp is part of the series XXI Olympic Winter Games - Vancouver 2010, issued on February 12, 2010.

Comuna Moieciu, Braşov (rom) - Wikipedia
Comuna Moieciu (rom) - Official website 

Sender 2952, 2960: Dănuţ Ivănescu
Sent from Moieciu de Jos (Braşov / Romania), on 06.02.2017
Design: George Popa

1 comment:

  1. What wonderful postcards! I thoroughly enjoyed your descriptions. Have a great weekend. Thank you for posting.