Memorial Park – Chisinau

 

The Victory Memorial and Eternal Flame Park is about a 20 minute walk from downtown…and well worth it..

WWII Memorial-Chisinau (2)

 

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It’s a beautiful and spacious park built in memory of those fallen during WWII..

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The center monument represents 5 rifles and encloses an :Eternal Flame” guarded by an honor guard..

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Relief sculptures ring the grounds

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Adjacent is the  Memorial Cemetery..

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A truly “must see” in any trip to Chisinau…

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Noteworthy in Chisinau, Moldova

While not a thriving tourist destination yet, there are a few places that are “must see” if you visit this city in Moldova..

The number one, and by far the most well kept, site is the Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”..

Cathedra and Bell Tower

 

which is located, oddly enough, in the center of Cathedral Park… The original bell tower was demolished in the ’60’s but rebuilt in 1998..

Cathedra and Bell Tower Cathedral of Nativity-Bell Tower

 

Nativity Cathedral-Trough Park Cathedral of Nativity

 

At the main entrance to the the park sits the Arc de Triumf…

Arc De Triumf

 

The Presidential Palace, towering over the center of the city, is a short walk away…

Presidential Palace

 

The main train station is considered by many to be one of the prettier buildings in town.. The guards told us we couldn’t take picture inside..not sure why but, you know how security guards can be..

Train Station (2) Train Station

 

Like I said before, not a bad place for a weekend get-a-way…

Parks and monuments in Moldova coming soon…

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Selection of Doors – Chisinau

For some reason, I was expecting a greater variety of doors from Chisinau, Moldova…

Tree Shadows and Blue Short Drain

 

Maybe it’s because all the Soviet era buildings were inflicted with a huge case of “sameness” … flat one color metal…

The doors from some of the older buildings were interesting, if somewhat weather-beaten.

Not Used Paper Windows

Double Doors

 

and there were a lot of signs that people were rebuilding..upgrading..repairing…

One New One Old Framed in Red Blocked

 

Nice city for a weekend get-a-way …. a long way to go to be a tourist magnet..  I couldn’t even find a shot glass ( my staple souvenir from trips)

More on the city later this week…

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