Saturday 19 November 2022

Sunny morning


St Antim's statue stands outside the monastery he built 1713-15.

On January 22, 1941, during the 3 days the Iron Guard seized power, the monks of Antim armed themselves and, using explosives, blew up a synagogue on Antim Street. The numerous Jewish inhabitants of the neighborhood hid in terror. In 1982 the monastery was moved 250 yards on wheels to allow the building of the Boulevard of the Victory of Socialism which is 1 inch longer than the Champs Elysee and leads to the biggest building in Europe.

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