HRH Prince Charles talks about Transylvania

For the past ten years, The Mihai Eminescu Trust has led the revitalization of the built and natural heritage of South-Eastern Transylvania. Under the Patronage of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, it has completed over 600 projects, restoring the integrity of buildings, resurrecting crafts and professional skills, and developing the region as a unique destination for art lovers and eco-tourists.

The exhibition 'Transylvania - Heritage and Future' takes place from 14 to 31 October 2010 at the Embassy of Romania to the United States, 1607 23rd Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008. The exhibition focuses on the Saxon villages of South-Eastern Transylvania, known in German as the Siebenburgen, and their recent rebirth as self-sustaining rural communities. It tells in words and photographs the story of the projects accomplished by the Trust, with images and texts of the villages' historic architecture (peerless fortified churches and streetscapes), their crafts and their landscapes. A part of the exhibition illustrates the rich Jewish heritage in Transylvania.