This week I happened to choose one of those pictures (below) for my Facebook Timeline header photo. Then I realized that I didn't recall where this beautiful church was, except that it was on the road from Oradea to Cluj.
Today, with the help of Google Earth, I found it to be in Bucea, Comună Negreni, Județ Cluj, just east of the mountains that form the western boundary of Transilvania Proper, in the valley of the river Crișul Repede. There is a story (in several languages) on the website of this New Church (Biserica Noua) that explains the title of today's post. I hope that you have time to read it. Here is a LINK to the English version.
|Biserica Noua de Parohia Bucea|
*The counties of Satu Mare, Bihor and Maramureş are Transilvanian in culture, though they lie, in the main, just outside of the ring of mountains that encircle the legendary region that geographers have long called Transilvania. Hence, I distinguish between Greater Transilvania, which includes them, and Transilvania Proper, which does not.