Hi there friends, hope your summers have been wonderful. This summer I traveled to Transylvania, specifically Medias (pronounced Meh dee’ ahsh), one of the oldest towns in Transylvania, a historic region of Romania. My first stop took me to Saint Margaret Church, the visual staple of this Transylvanian town. The present, late gothic structure of the church was built between 1437 and 1488. Did you know, it is said that the famous Vlad the Impaler spent a night or two in one of the towers surrounding the church while in transit as a prisoner of the King of Hungary.
Wow, now that’s some spooky facts. Next, I went to the Forkesch Tower, also known as the Goldsmiths Tower. The structure, built between 1494 and 1534, was one of the three main towers incorporated in the fortified walls that protected the city from invasions. Today the synagogue is empty and the archival documents and books are housed in the former Jewish community offices next to the synagogue.
These two locations were definitely the highlight of my experience in Transylvania, I cannot wait to see where my next trip will take me! Until next time! La revedere!
Your favorite bat was invited on a trip to St. Louis, Missouri this summer to see history be made. The U.S. Olympic Team Trials were held to select the men and women that would represent Team USA at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
I couldn’t leave St. Louis without making a quick stop to see the famous Arch where he left a very minor shadow but a huge impression as he was the only purple bat from Texas around.