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Following up on my previous post, this one is a more comprehensive view of this wonderful place.

The conditions were perfect for pretty colorful pictures, on this scorching hot summer day at the end of August.

The Cathedral of the Unity of the People, dedicated to the Holy Trinity and the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, was built in commemoration of the union of Transylvania with Romania, soon after its proclamation. It is the seat of the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese of Alba Iulia.

Built in 1921-1922, the cathedral was ready in time for the coronation of King Ferdinand and Queen Marie as monarchs of Greater Romania on October 15, 1922, and thus it is also known as the Coronation Cathedral.

The cathedral is part of a group of buildings erected beginning in the late 19th century in the national style promoted by Ion Mincu and Petre Antonescu, incorporating traditional forms of Romanian architecture, in particular the Brāncovenesc style (mixture of Byzantine and Renaissance/Baroque styles), and adapting them to the modern tastes of the time. The plan, an inscribed Greek cross, draws inspiration from the princely church of Tārgovişte (medieval capital of Wallachia).

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