A Brief History Of Suceava, Bukovina, Romania During The Modern Period

Suceava (known as ‘Sutschawa’ or ‘Suczawa’ in German) is a middle-sized city located in present-day Suceava County, northeastern Romania. It is the largest urban settlement of the southern part of Bukovina, a historical region situated at the crossroads of Central and Eastern Europe (and, currently, divided between Romania and Ukraine), with a total population of…


A Brief History Of Bukovina, Romania During The Middle Ages

Bukovina is a historical region situated at the crossroads of Central and Eastern Europe, nowadays divided between present-day Suceava County in northeastern Romania and Chernivtsi Oblast in western Ukraine. Prislop Pass and the high valley of the Bistrița (German: Bistritz) river, connecting Bukovina with Maramureș (German: Maramuresch) in northern Transylvania. Image source: www.commons.wikimedia.org Throughout the…


One Genre To Rule Them All – Classic Rock And J.R.R. Tolkien

It is no secret that rock musicians have many times drawn significant influences stemming from fantasy, mythology, and history. Therefore, there is no wonder that many of the highly acclaimed and popular classic rock British bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s had been tremendously inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, in particular…


Led Zeppelin’s Welsh, English, And Norse Influences

In the passing of time, it should come as no surprise to most hardcore Led Zeppelin fans that the colossal British rock band integrated a considerable number of fine literary elements stemming from the traditions, mythologies, and folklores of Wales, England, and even the Norse lands, into their music. So it is that the combination…


Bornholm – The Picturesque And Mesmerising Danish Island In The Baltic

Bornholm is one of the most captivating natural, historical, and cultural gems of the Kingdom of Denmark. Located to a considerable extent eastward and relatively remote from the rest of continental Denmark (namely in the Baltic Sea), one would often find the closest way to reach Jutland or Zealand from Bornholm by voyaging with the…