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Contest #291

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We’ll start the new series a bit easy. Please name the building in the centre.

April 19th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 31 comments

Contest #290 answer: Bözödújfalu, Mures, Romania

First of all: I applaud everyone who found this, because even with the hint I think this was very hard to find.
It is the submerged village of Bözödújfalu (Bezidu Nou/NewVillage) in Transylvania, Romania and populated by mostly Hungarians.

Bezidu_Nou

In 1989 it was one of the fist of 8000 villages that Nicolai Ceausescu had planned to destroy as part of his industrialization program to force people into the cities. Shortly after Bözödújfalu was destroyed, Ceausescu was overthrown.

For an interesting read on this matter I can recommend this page.

Those who left in time:

  • hhgygy

– Hint –

  • Walter_V_R
  • Cloudspotter
  • steve willis
  • Pete Thompson
  • mccrumplair
  • Farceur

And this ends another series, which gave us no less than four winners: Farceur, mccrumplair, steve willis and Walter_V_R ended all with 18 points. Congratulations to you all.

April 19th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments