Well, who didn’t hear about Viscri fortified church? At least, in Romania and The Guardian, everybody was talking about it when Prince Charles bought a house in Transylvania. It will not be a stupid thing to say that when a European football match was held in Bucharest they renovated all the streets near the stadium and that this was the feeling I had when I’ve entered Viscri. Thanks God that Prince Charles bought a house in Transylvania! But this wasn’t enough, since 2 weeks ago a church fell down and the tower is completely broken. Yet this is another story…
I’ve found the village of Viscri clean and tidy, with the smell and images from my childhood village: old people standing in front of the house, watching the tourists coming and going, children playing on the roads or young girls giggling softly to young boys. Oh, the smell of fresh polenta, on a coldish evening – nothing to desire more from life! The church offers you a lot of information about the period it was constructed, it was transformed more in a museum than a church and you can admire the village from the tower. My connection with God stopped some time ago, but some churches still make me shiver. Viscri was one of them, seeing how life is happening in this part of the world, where time also seems to take much longer than in usual places.

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