Hiking on Brasov’s city guard: Tampa Mountain
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Brasov is one of the largest cities in the central region of Romania, and one of the most visited and appreciated tourist destinations in the country. The city, although no longer protected by it sold city walls, has always had a faithful guard through time: the Tampa Mountain.
Shadowing the city from its earliest settlement, Tampa Massif gave Brasov a popular alias: “The Town at the Bottom of Tampa.” The story of this mountain is the story of the city, a beautiful mélange of collective and individual history.
Archaeological digs discovered traces of Romans who occupied the city and named the Mountain Tempus (tempus is the Latin word for time) or Temporize, as a tribute to the God of time. Even today, Tampa remains a symbol of the passing of time, as its appearance marks the gentle transition to each new season: in winter an intransigent image of snow-covered naked branches of the broad-leaf trees, blending with the solemnity of evergreen trees, transitioning to the pairing of birth and everlasting in the hopeful spring, followed by the triumphal festival of life, when the slopes of Tampa are bathed in the warm summer sun, and the cycle culminating with a carefully designed canvas where splashing colors are perfectly mixed.
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