I will take you on a new trip, we will go today to visit a castle. The castle is situated in Campina. It was built between 1894 and 1896. As you will see, this is a beautiful castle, it was made in the memory of Iulia Hașdeu, she was a beautiful, intelligent woman who died when she was 18. Her father, Bogdan Petriceicu Hașdeu, started to believe in the spirit world after her death. This castle is full of mysticism, even has a sanctuary, as you will see soon. Bogdan Petriceicu Hașdeu was approaching the spirit world with a scientific mind, as he was a scientific man. He did many experiments and many spiritualism sessions.
The castle has 3 towers. In the middle tower is the sanctuary. The middle tower has a big iron door on which is the emblem of the Hașdeu family, Pro Fide et Patria, and the words of Galileo Galilei, E pur si muove, the door is moving around a spindle, and it is the main gate. The entrance is flanked by two thrones on which are dug the seven most important reincarnations of Iulia Hașdeu and the twelve laws and Pythagorean symbols( the pentagram and the seven circles). On each throne on top of it is situated a feminine sphinx, guardian of the entry. Above the door, you can see a big eye and a date of 2 July, the date Bogdan Petriceicu Hașdeu was celebrating his daughter and his wife.
Now, come with me and let’s go inside. First is the reception room, now is the room where you can buy your ticket to visit the castle which is around 2 euro/10 lei you can visit it daily from 8 to 16, so let’s get in.
On every window, you can see some mirrors. This room and also the living room has mural painting. They are the sunniest in the morning as the castle is oriented to the north. The tower from the right is oriented to the east and the one from the left to the west. You can see a beautiful wall clock and a great-looking stove in this room. Now we will go to the living room, there are many beautiful objects..
In the pictures above, you can see the beautifully painted walls, the beautiful mirror, the beautiful porcelain, a lovely wooden table, and the portrait of Elisabeta Hașdeu, the scientist’s mother. There is also the beautiful old clock that belonged to the scientist’s father. The watch has a barometer, a normal, and an astronomic calendar ( that shows the moon phase). You can see also a portrait of the scientist and his wife and daughter.
The next room is the sanctuary, but I will tell you about that next time.