Centuries ago, Vlad Tepes, a Romanian prince, became well known in Europe because of his bloody habit, impaling. For this reason, people called him Vlad the Impaler. One of the favourite cities to express this bloody wish, was Targoviste. That’s why, Vlad the Impaler has been associated with Dracula, and Targoviste as one of Dracula’s house. How does it look Targoviste nowadays?
A very quiet town, the only army that makes noise is for the celebration of the town.
Αιώνες πριν, γράφουν οι Ρουμάνοι συνεργάτες μας, ένας αιμοσταγής ηγεμόνας της Βλαχίας, ο Βλαντ Τέπες, ήταν διαβόητος στην Ευρώπη για τη συνήθειά του να ανασκολοπίζει τους εχθρούς του. Ένα από τα κάστρα του, το κάστρο του Δράκουλα βρίσκεται στην πόλη μας, Ταργκοβίστε, σήμερα μια ήσυχη επαρχιακή πόλη. Ο μόνος στρατός που παρελαύνει είναι οι κάτοικοι κατά τις τοπικές γιορτές. A feedback from Medeea Secretariat
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Targoviste-Elefsina TWIN TOWERS
The Tower of Dusk (Turnul Chindiei), which has become a symbol of the town of Targoviste, was built by Vlad The Impaler above a chapel dating from the time of Mircea the Old. Currently, the tower houses an exhibition dedicated to Vlad the Impaler. On the right you can see an industrial chimney belonging tothe IRIS varnish factory, the first of its kind, founded in 1925 by Menelaos Sakellariu & Co. using resin as its raw material. It reached its peak in the 1950ies and shut down about 1970. Now our “industrial castle” is one of the landmarks in Elefsina
Click here to see Dracula's castle! Read a greek article about the castle here! Find out about it's owners today here!
The aim of the project is to put together students from two different countries, two different cultures. Starting by a well known book, Dracula by Bram Stoker, the students will practice the English language in their online conversations. They will also debate as a way to establish the line between the reality and fiction, related to personage of the Stoker's book. The final outcome is a blog containing all the work done by the members of the bookclubs: http://draculabetweenthelines.blogspot.com/