It was built in 1878.
Architecture from the East borrowed marks decorated historicist building plan David Busch, chief engineer of a city. Interior decoration: Mor Horovitz
The Jewish community of Oradea
Hungarian peculiarity that the Jews first settled in the cities do not, but under the protection of the landlords. Royal few Jews lived in towns, mining towns did not allow them. Only 19 In the middle of the century in greater numbers. Oradea later Varalja circumference separate "Jewish city" was first.
Between the two world wars Oradea twenty thousand Israeli landscape of all religious persuasions represented. The local Jewish population ranging from less than one quarter of the Neolog community led by the powerful Kecskemét Leopold, who stood out for the loyalty of Hungarians.
The angle between the Romanian authorities, public school teaching faculties real people and students has created a Jewish high school in autumn 1929. It worked for Hungarian-language for five years, then withdrew the right of publicity, so they had to switch to teaching Romanian language. Thanks Kecskemét collection of stories of the building was expanded to yield right of publicity again. In 1930, the institute picked benefactor's name: Kecskemét Leopold Jewish Lyceum.
The Orthodox Jewish community called the father of Benjamin Fuchs replaced. He preached a classic German, Hungarian literacy but also possessed. The more enlightened wing orthodoxy represented. Next to the First World War in 1915 to the swirl of refugees wizsnici rabbi, Yisrael Hager also worked Hasidic court and Oradea. Died in rapid succession, all three leading in 1936. Not one of them caught a worthy successor. The Jewish hospital continued to function in 1926 midwifery shall expanded building was enlarged in 1929.
- Road Trip
Oradea has many historical building, in the central europe baroque style. But because of the scarcity of public money, many are sitll waiting for a full restoration. In the meantime, in order to prevent the fall of stone from walls and roofs, they are tightly packed, something that reminds me some of the perfomances by the famous artist Christo.
- Arts and Culture
Goulash - Gulyas
when the people are going to a pic-nick they often make food in a cauldron
Goulash recipe: Finely chop a large onion and lightly fry in 2 tablespoons of fat. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of red paprika, toss in 400 g beef cut into cubes, add salt, a green pepper and a tomato and steam under lid until almost tender. Add 200 g of mixed sliced carrot and parsley root (white carrot), 300 g diced potatoes, caraway seeds if liked, and 1.2 liter of water. Cover and simmer until tender.
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Mititei - Romanian food - You must try this.
Very good Romanian food. You can find it anywhere, in any restaurant. You must try this. You can also prepare it for yourself on pic-nick as you can see on the photos bellow. Usually the Romanians fry some mititei instead of a barbecue.
The beers in Romania are very good....
- there are a lot of very good beers in Romania. There are very good and cheap.
Some good beers are:
here is a litlle top for Romanian beers:
1 - Caraiman
2 - Stejar
3 - Silva
4 - Black Silva,
5 - Efes
6 - Ursus verde, Ursus Black
7 - Skol,
8 - Holstein
9 - Tuborg Royal
If you are visiting someone's house bring a gift!!
It is very customary to bring a small gift when visiting someone's home. This does not have to be a large or extravagant gift, just something small that shows a nice gesture or thought. I like to bring candy, coffee or a little gift from my city. I assure you that when ever you visit a home you will be offered something to eat or drink (palinka) :-) I also like to send photos from my visit to them when I return back to the US.
begging and beggars
Unfortunately you will find a lot of beggars in Oradea, there are everywhere: in the restaurants, on the streets, on the trams, on the railways, etc. The best way to deal with them is to do not give them any-kind of attention.
Oradea located on the Hungarian border has a large amount of Hungarian/ Magyar's living here.
They seem to get on peacefully enough there, virtually every sign is written in Romanian and Hungarian.
Oradea is presented with Hapsburg style architecture and has the river Crisul Repede running through it.
Sult szalona - Fried smoked pork lard
- when the people are going to a picnic they often make: "Sult szalona" ( Fried smoked pork lard) on an open fire
Some people have strange ideas
We were driving past this house when the statue caught my eye. Of course we did stop. I so needed to take a picture (after i had stopped laughing). It is just too bizar...