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The Alexis Team has begun important projects for International cooperation. Alexis now has a very good and mutually beneficial relationship with another foundation, Perpetuum Mobile from Bulgaria for future European projects.





WWII German Spa Building - EU 2015 Project Possibility



WWII German spa building WWII German spa building
Satellite maps and photographs of a WWII German spa building, in ruins.

Photo: Google Earth




WWII German spa building WWII German spa building WWII German spa building




WWII German spa building WWII German spa building WWII German spa building




WWII German spa building WWII German spa building
The distance between the spa building and Zaval Camping area is 4.257 km.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe May 2015




WWII German spa building
The dimensions of the two levels of the spa building are 43 x 45 metres, about 2000 square metres on each level, more than 4000 square metres in total including the facilities around it.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe May 2015









Bulgarian visit to Craiova



Bulgarian visit Bulgarian visit

About 50 Bulgarian tourists from Pleven are visiting Craiova, guided by NGO Alexis Project to show them a few of the important buildings of the city such as historical monuments, churches, museums, and the City Park.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 14th April 2015




Bulgarian visit Bulgarian visit

This is another piece of the bridge which connects both countries as part of the same area of the Danube.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 14th April 2015









Oryahovo Hotel and Vineyard, Bulgaria



Oryahovo Oryahovo
This is an example of how private investors are trying to improve local tourism in Bulgaria. This facility, located in Oryahovo town, Vratska District, near the right bank of the Danube has a very good hotel, restaurant and winery, with a huge vineyard around it.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 5th May 2014




Oryahovo Oryahovo
The building is huge, with beautiful landscaped gardens around it, and other facilities nearby for tourists. It is called Chateau Burguzone.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 5th May 2014









Baba Vida - a medieval fortress in Vidin in northwestern Bulgaria



Baba Vida Baba Vida
Baba Vida (Bulgarian: Баба Вида) is a medieval fortress in Vidin in northwestern Bulgaria and the town's primary landmark. It consists of two fundamental walls and four towers and is said to be the only entirely preserved medieval castle in the country.

The construction of the fortress began in the 10th century at the place of an Ancient Roman watchtower. The building of Baba Vida is tied to a legend, according to which a Danubian Bulgarian king who ruled at Vidin had three daughters: Vida, Kula and Gamza. Prior to his death, he divided his realm among the three. Vida, the eldest, was given Vidin and the lands north to the Carpathians, Kula was awarded Zaječar and the Timok Valley, and Gamza was to rule the lands west up to the Morava.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 4th April 2014
Text: Wikipedia




Baba Vida Baba Vida
Although Gamza and Kula married to drunkard and warlike nobles, Vida remained unmarried and built the fortress in her city. The name of the castle means "Granny Vida".

Baba Vida served as Vidin's main defensive installation during the course of the Middle Ages and acted as the most important fortress of northwestern Bulgaria. The Baba Vida stronghold stood an eight-month-long siege by Byzantine forces led by Basil II, but was destroyed and once again erected during the rule of Ivan Stratsimir, as whose capital it served. Between 1365 and 1369, the fortress was in Hungarian hands. Vidin was suddenly attacked by the forces of Louis I of Hungary, but it took several months to conquer Baba Vida. In 1369, Ivan Sratsimir managed to regain control of his capital, albeit having to remain under Hungarian overlordship.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 4th April 2014
Text: Wikipedia




Baba Vida
In 1388, the Ottomans invaded Sratsimir's lands and forced him to become their vassal. In 1396, he joined an anti-Ottoman crusade led by the King of Hungary, Sigismund, placing his resources at the crusaders' disposal. The crusade ended in the disastrous Battle of Nicopolis at Nikopol, Bulgaria, with the Ottomans capturing most of Sratsimir's domains shortly thereafter, in 1397. The fortress played a role during the Ottoman rule of Bulgaria, serving as a weapon warehouse and a prison, as it has been no longer used for defensive purposes since the end of the 18th century.

Today, Baba Vida is a fortress-museum, where finds and intelligence about its history are kept. Being a popular tourist attraction, the fortress has been restored to its former appearance.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 4th April 2014
Text: Wikipedia









Strangers Become Friends



Strangers become Friends Strangers become Friends Strangers become Friends


Strangers become Friends

In Pleven, Bulgaria, Alexandru has taken on the demanding role of team leader for a European Project, which consists of young people, seven on each team, from Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Turkey, Spain, and Serbia.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 19th July 2013




Strangers become Friends Strangers become Friends


Strangers become Friends

The Project is lead by a Bulgarian as part of the EU for Youth Projects. Together with his colleagues, all students, they will be trying to improve the relationships between the youth of different countries.

Starting with the title, Strangers Become Friends, this project will build new bridges between different cultures, traditions and mental attitudes. It will be followed by a Romanian day, as well as a day to let the NGO Alexis Project be presented by Adrian and Alexandru. This is a first but important step. The project has been organised by Miss Gabriela Antonova, a good friend of the Alexis Project and partner in other such ventures for the last three years.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 19th July 2013




Strangers become Friends

This is the team from Serbia, part of the project Strangers Become Friends. They are very friendly, involved and motivated, real brothers and sisters for Romanians and for all participants!

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 20th July 2013




Strangers become Friends Strangers become Friends Strangers become Friends


Strangers become Friends

During the first day of the project meetings were held to discuss accommodations, as well as a short presentation from each team involved in the project.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 20th July 2013




Strangers become Friends Strangers become Friends Strangers become Friends


Strangers become Friends

Teams came from Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Spain, Turkey and Serbia, and all became closer friends, and enjoyed the interaction.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 20th July 2013









Bargala, Macedonia



Bargala was a fortified town constructed between the 4th and 6th century, a period spanning Late Antiquity and Early Byzantium. It is located 20 km northeast of the modern city of Štip, Republic of Macedonia on the lower slopes of the Plachkovica mountain. Archaeological excavations have uncovered a basilica, trade quarters, a water tank, a bath, and a fortification system with an impressive main gate and infrastructure. Gold coins of Emperor Phokas (602-610) are discovered at the locality, as well as 6th and 7th century Slavic pottery which bears the most resemblance to pottery connected to the Serbs on the Danube.

Text above: Wikipedia

Bargala Macedonia Bargala Macedonia

In the ancient Roman site of Bargala, Makedonia, the restoration works on the site are progressing well.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th June 2013




Bargala Macedonia Bargala Macedonia

The Alexis Project will be applying for such a project this year. Bargala is a beautiful place.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th June 2013









Macedonia





Macedonia Macedonia

Adrian was in Macedonia, applying for EU projects there. He passed through Kamenitsa town, Makedonska Kamenica, Македонска Каменица. These are two views of the Virgin Mary church, Presveta Bogorodica, there.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 16th July 2012




Macedonia Macedonia

The town has a lot of mountains around it, and there are a lot of mines there, with beautiful houses and Macedonian flags everywhere. The area is full of history, culture and traditions.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 9th December 2012




Macedonia

Vera Jocić, Вера Јоциќ, born 21 August 1923 in the village of Sindjelić near Skopje, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, died 22 May 1944 in the Bulgarian occupation zone of the former Kingdom of Yugoslavia, was a Yugoslav partisan and People's Hero of Yugoslavia. She fought in the Yugoslav People's Liberation War and was wounded in Sasa, near Kriva Palanka, where she died on 22 May 1944.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 9th December 2012




Macedonia Macedonia

Coming from Romania and Bulgaria, Adrian and his companions were impressed by the people's friendly attitude, open to EU values, and ready to do everything for their country and people.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 9th December 2012









The Beautiful Church of Oryahovo, Bulgaria





Bulgarian Church

This is a good example of how a very old church can be valued by the Bulgarian people, in the middle of the small town of Oryahovo, near the banks of the Danube, not far from the Romanian town of Bechet.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 16th July 2012




Bulgarian Church Bulgarian Church

Perhaps when they see this, those who have the power and the position to protect and promote the beautiful churches of Oltenia will follow this model of restoration and preservation of important cultural monuments.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 16th July 2012









Report on Bargala, Macedonia



The Bargala archaeological site is from the late Roman period, and is located on the right bank of a mountain river at its exit from the gorge, with the wide open plains of the north-west valley flanked by slopes. The site has massive perimeter walls, equipped with defense towers and observation posts. It contains numerous civil and religious buildings, shops and warehouses, access roads, water tanks, imposing gates and a large area still unknown in terms of archaeological potential. There is evidence of material and spiritual wealth of the inhabitants of ancient Bargala, including economic, military and religious power, and the location has historical stability over a long period of time.



Bargala final Report





This is the important final report on the Bargala site in Macedonia, in English.




Bargala final Report





This is the important final report on the Bargala site in Macedonia, in Romanian.




Dolni Vadin final Report





This is the important final report on the Dolni Vadin site in Bulgaria.









Monument



Visit to Bulgaria, Monument to Romania Visit to Bulgaria, Monument to Romania
In Bulgaria, Oryahovo city, near the banks of the Danube, Adrian found this monument to Romanian soldiers and heroes during the Independence war of 1877.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 10th July 2012




Visit to Bulgaria, Monument to Romania
There are many such monuments in Bulgaria, demonstrating the strong connections in history between the two countries, like sisters.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 10th July 2012









Visit of Bulgarian Friends



Visit by Bulgarian friends Visit by Bulgarian friends


Visit by Bulgarian friends Visit by Bulgarian friends

After a year of cooperation with our Bulgarian friends, they made a visit to evaluate and prepare studies about several important monuments from Dolj County, in cooperation with the local Mayors.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 23rd May 2012




Visit by Bulgarian friends Visit by Bulgarian friends


Visit by Bulgarian friends Visit by Bulgarian friends

The teams visited Filiasi-Filishano chapel, Goiesti-Vogna ghost church, Gruita ghost church, Macedonsky house, Muiereni church, Urziculta-tourists info point centre, the Grivita project, Eu for youth, Baile Ionele lake project, Craiova-medical projects, RAP foundation cooperation.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 23rd May 2012




Visit by Bulgarian friends Visit by Bulgarian friends


Visit by Bulgarian friends Visit by Bulgarian friends


Visit by Bulgarian friends Visit by Bulgarian friends

Important specialists such as Miss Gabriela Antonova (Adoria ltd.,Bulgaria), arch. Styiliana Kamenova-Hinova, Bulgaria, ONG Alexis Project represented by Gheorghe Adrian, Mayors such as eng. Nicolae Stancioi (Filiasi), eng.Adam Atanasie (Goiesti), prof. Grigorescu (Urzicuta) and many others were involved in this attempt to evaluate and promote important objectives for the Dolj County area.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 23rd May 2012









Visit of Scottish Friends, who help Romanian children with special needs - Part II

Rap Foundation cooperation with Alexis Rap Foundation cooperation with Alexis

Our Scottish friends returned to Oltenia in April to visit a few important sites here.

Linda and John, from the RAP foundation, and their friends Dave and Dorothy are trying to understand our way of life, our past, present and future, and looking for ways to cooperate for a better future.

Here they inspected the old wooden foot bridge from Bilta village which was once a vital link to communities on either side of the Jiu River.

They had the support in Filiasi of Mayor Eng. Nicolae Stancioi of Filiasi.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th April 2012




Rap Foundation cooperation with Alexis

Here they inspected the Filishano Chapel, an important historical monument, right in the middle of Filiasi town.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th April 2012




Rap Foundation cooperation with Alexis Rap Foundation cooperation with Alexis

With the help of Mayor Ilie Nemtaru, Farcas village from the Plosca river valley, they inspected a medical unit there, as well as the old church from Golumbelu.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th April 2012




Rap Foundation cooperation with Alexis Rap Foundation cooperation with Alexis


Rap Foundation cooperation with Alexis

Also with the help of Mayor Ilie Nemtaru, Farcas village from the Plosca river valley, they were able to visit the new school in the village, talking with the Mayor about EU projects in the area.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th April 2012




Rap Foundation cooperation with Alexis

In the Goiesti area,with the help of the Mayor, Eng. Adam Atanasie, they visited the wooden info point for tourists at the Vogna valley and the ghost church from there.

We spent a beautiful day together, not for the first time, and certainly not for the last!

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th April 2012









Visit of Scottish Friends, who help Romanian children with special needs

Rap Foundation cooperation with Alexis Rap Foundation cooperation with Alexis

Linda and John, old friends of Adrian and the Alexis Project, were in Romania to continue a project for children with special needs.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2nd March 2012




Rap Foundation cooperation with Alexis

They went out to the Church at Vogna, and inspected the Information Point there.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2nd March 2012




Rap Foundation cooperation with Alexis Rap Foundation cooperation with Alexis

At Vogna Church, under heavy snow in this very cold winter.

They have been working for 20 years on this wonderful project, and also visited Craiova, and the medical unit of Dr Gheorghe.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2nd March 2012




Rap Foundation cooperation with Alexis Rap Foundation cooperation with Alexis

They have a very important foundation in Scotland, called the RAP Foundation, which helps Romanian children with special needs. They have an excellent website at:

http://www.rapfoundation.com/

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2nd March 2012









EU Conference for projects between Romania and Bulgaria, November 2011


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Alexis International EU Pleven Conference Alexis International EU Pleven Conference
These photographs document the important 2011 Conference for Cross Border Cooperation projects for Romania and Bulgaria at a Conference Centre in Pleven, Bulgaria, during which Miss Gabriela Antonova presented the delegates with the success of our last Project for the promotion of tourism in the area, with details of the important contribution made by the Alexis Project.

This is the real future for all European countries, where cooperation, motivation and promotion are vital. The world is changing, and the only way to survive is by cooperation and hard work.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 29th November 2011






Donation to the National Military Museum in Pleven, Bulgaria


Alexis International in Grivitza Alexis International in Grivitza

Today the Alexis Project Association from Romania, and the Perpetuum Mobile Foundation from Bulgaria made an important donation for the National Military Museum in Pleven, Bulgaria. This donation consisted of a high quality replica 1877 Romanian flag, as well as books and maps of the 1877 - 1878 War of Independence, to improve the value of the Museum at Grivitza.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 12th November 2011






Visit to Grivitza, Bulgaria


 Battle of Grivitza

Romanian troops storming the Grivitsa redoubt during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878

During the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878, Grivitsa was the location of an important Ottoman position featuring several redoubts and acting as part of the defensive fortifications of Pleven. The Battle of Grivitsa was part of the prolonged Siege of Plevna which resulted in the death of many Russian and particularly Romanian soldiers: the losses of the Romanian units in this battle were the largest for the entire war.

Created by Henryk Dembitzky (1830-1906), a Polish artist who took refuge in Romania, in 1881. This is a colour lithograph.
Permission: This image is in the public domain.



Alexis International in Grivitza Alexis International in Grivitza


On the 11th of September, 2011, were celebrated 134 years since the Battle of Grivitza, Bulgaria, where, during the Russian-Turkish ware, in 1877, on the 30th August on the old calendar, the Romanian army won a huge victory against the Turkish Army.

There are celebrations there each year, and people get dressed up in the military uniforms of the time, and sometimes re-enact the battles.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 11th September 2011




Alexis International in Grivitza Alexis International in Grivitza

As part of the event, The Alexis Project, together with the Perpetuum Mobile Foundation from Pleven, Bulgaria, made celebrations. The Alexis Project was represented by Adrian Gheorghe and his son Alexandru, and the Bulgarian Team by Miss Gabriela Antonova. The Alexis Project made a donation of important books to the Military Museam at Pleven.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 11th September 2011




Alexis International in Grivitza Alexis International in Grivitza

The Alexis Project also laid a wreath at the Memorial to this Battle, in the Heroes Chapel of Grivitza. They lit candles and laid flowers at the Memorial.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 11th September 2011




Alexis International in Grivitza

It is wonderful the way that the Bulgarian people are so grateful to the Romanian people for helping them win their liberty for ever, after the 1877 Russian-Turkish war.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 11th September 2011





Visit by international friends to some treasures of Oltenia

Alexis International outing in Oltenia Alexis International outing in Oltenia

These photographs show our Bulgarian friends visiting some of the important cultural heritage places in Oltenia, including the Alexandru Macedonsky house, the Economu ghost house from the Goiesti area, and Cioroiu Nou.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 8th June 2011




Alexis International outing in Oltenia

Here Gabriela Antonova, manager of the Perpetuum Mobile company from Pleven, inspects the wonderful site of Cioroiu Nou, a future target for a European project to be made in cooperation between us and our Bulgarian friends.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 8th June 2011





Meeting in Craiova for the Pleven international project

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Alexis International meeting in Craiova Alexis International meeting in Craiova


Alexis International meeting in Craiova

A meeting in Craiova with old Bulgarian friends, concerning the Pleven International Project.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 6th June 2011





Visits to important Cultural Sites

Alexis International visit to Bulgaria

This is an ethnographical museum in Craiova, called Casa Baniei, which details the Oltenia area ethnography.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th May 2011




Alexis International visit to Bulgaria

The Filisanu family chapel, in Filiasi.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th May 2011




Alexis International visit to Bulgaria

The most important church in the entire area, a cathedral known as Sfantul Dumitru, almost in the centre of Craiova.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th May 2011




Alexis International visit to Bulgaria

An interesting visit to one of the Oltenia Museum sections, about Nature, a modern and beautiful exhibition concerning the Oltenia region.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th May 2011




Alexis International visit to Bulgaria

At the end of another hard day's work, the Mayor from Goiesti village invited us all to a small dinner at a restaurant inside the Vogna valley area to establish more connections for the future between us and our Bulgarian friends. The final movie will be ready in August 2011, and there are a lot of other plans in the pipeline for this cooperation within a European project.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th May 2011







Visit to Pleven in Bulgaria

The Alexis Team, including Adrian, Alina, and the Mayor of Goiesti village, Dolj county, went to Pleven in Bulgaria to meet their friends to cement a long cooperation across national borders.


Alexis International visit to Bulgaria

The weather was grey and raining when the Alexis Team arrived in Bulgaria.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 3rd May 2011




Alexis International visit to Bulgaria

Alexis International visit to Bulgaria

The conference facilities were very well organised, with appropriate seating, lighting, and facilities for audiovisual presentations.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 3rd May 2011




Alexis International visit to Bulgaria

Adrian made an excellent presentation about many of the targets for the Alexis Project.

The long presentation included a few short movies about the ancient Romans of the Cioroiu Nou site, as well as the ghost churches of Vogna and Gruita, the Tumuls of Baile Ionele, Bilta village, and Filisanu Chapel.

The presentation was followed with interest by the attendees, and the Alexis Team strongly believes that we have a real cooperation with our Bulgarian friends in this project.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 3rd May 2011




Alexis International visit to Bulgaria

At Pleven there were also important people from the Oltenia Museum, as well as from the Directorate for Culture and Patrimony Protection, Dolj County, as well as other important personages from Dolj County. There were also a lot of Bulgarian friends, and there was a long meeting to decide how to promote tourism and culture/history across the borders of the two lands.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 3rd May 2011




Alexis International visit to Bulgaria
Ms Gabriela Antonova is a young Bulgarian economist from Pleven in Bulgaria, the best representative in a European project that Adrian has met.

She is a hard working General Manager of a consulting company, PM Consulting Ltd., in a lot of European projects, with great success in a large number of quite different projects.

She is the Head of the Management Board of an active NGO, Perpetuum-mobile Foundation, which is working on different projects for the promotion of cultural, natural and historical heritage, and for the improvement of the social and economic situation in North Central Bulgaria.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 12th May 2011




Alexis International visit to Bulgaria Alexis International visit to Bulgaria

Ms Antonova came to the Oltenia area to make an evaluation of our main sites for the present Alexis projects, including the Chapel of the Filisanu family, the Vogna ghost church, and the ghost church of Gruita village, in the Goiesti area. The Alexis Team made a lot of plans with her for cooperation in the near future, and Adrian was very happy to meet her.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 12th May 2011









Bulgarian Team comes to make a movie


Because of the very good cooperation between the Alexis Team and our Bulgarian friends, an EU project has been put in train to promote tourism in both countries.

On this day, a professional team from Bulgaria came to make a movie about Dolj County's beautiful places, as shown in the photos below.

In every location, this wonderful team took many movie clips to use for future promotional movies. They are now editing the production, with good cooperation between the Romanian and Bulgarian teams.

Alexis International visitors

Cioroiu Nou site

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 15th May 2011


Alexis International visitors

Radovan "Bad Valley" area

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 15th May 2011


Alexis International visitors

Filasi/Bilta fossiliferous site

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 15th May 2011


Alexis International visitors

Goiesti church

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 15th May 2011


Alexis International visitors

Muereni/Goiesti village church

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 15th May 2011


Alexis International visitors

Gruita/Goiesti ghost church

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 15th May 2011


Alexis International visitors

Vogna ghost church

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 15th May 2011


Alexis International visitors

Craiova, Children's Park

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 15th May 2011


Alexis International visitors

Craiova, Botanic Garden

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 15th May 2011


Alexis International visitors

Craiova, Romanescu park

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 15th May 2011






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