Radiovacanta (Radio holyday)
In 1967 was produced the radio sender named “Radiovacanta” – Radio Holyday.
It sends for the tourists that spend their vacation on the coast of the Black Sea.
It is the first radio sender that transmits the news simultaneous in five languages.
The building where the radio sender works is placed directly on the Mamaia Beach.
That was an excellent idea, because the Radio Holyday is an oasis of happiness, fun and music on the Romanian Littoral.
Address: Vila nr. 1 Mamaia, Constanta, ROMANIA
The Monument of Victory
The Monument of Victory placed in the Archaeological Park of Constanta, was discovered in the year 1968, and is the creation of the sculptor Boris Caragea.
The bronze monument is 7,3 m high and its rock-solid pedestal is 2,8 m high.
The statue represents a woman with an oak branch in her hand, symbol of freedom, liberty and victory.
This is the victorious motherland.
On the bas-relief of the monument there are some war scenes from the Romanian soldiers’ fights for the liberty of the country.
The Art Nouveau casino was built in the early 1900s as an attraction for the nobility and military officers. It was designed by a French architect and took 7 years to finish construction.
It was used as a shelter and hospital during the war. It was closed by the Communists, and not reopened until 1989.
In the new downtown, near a park, you can see the building of the Opera, that has the name of Ovidus, the famous Latin poet, who lived and died at Tomis (ancient Constantza), where he was exiled from Rome.
Briefly in Constanta
OK, my time was not long in Constanta, but I did get to appreciate its size and lively nature. The north side is busy with hotel after hotel and throngs of beach goers. The central coast line has a few nice beaches where more of the locals go (the tourists go the northern beaches), and there is the famous Casino on the boardwalk.
I went north to the ancient ruins of Cetatea Histria, and stayed south in the town of Neptune. I mean how often can you write a post card and legitimately say that you're in Neptune...
On the way to Constanta, you should take some time to venture out into the field and plains. This area of Romania has some wonderfully large fields of Sun Flowers.
I came to Constanta with my mother and sister. Both came out to visit me while I was working in Ploiesti. Together we came to Constanta so they could dip their toes in the Black Sea. The weekend before we took a road trip from Ploiesti through Brasov, Sighisoara and Hunedoara.
Take a look at some of my general observations of Romania. (for more pictures, feel free to visit my Romania Gallery. If you enjoy the pictures, please leave a comment.)