In Feldioara Commune, Brasov County, a surprising proposal was put forward: to send a message by means of a letter that would be kept in Feldioara Fortress, to be found by future generations in 100 years’ time, namely in 2118. The project is one of a series of events dedicated to Romania’s Centennial, and on December 1st 2018, when the National Holiday of Romania is celebrated, the ‘Time Capsule’ will be placed in Feldioara Fortress – Marienburg, in the presence of the whole community and of several important guests.
Thoughts for the next generations
‘In the Centenary year, during this time of celebration, we come up with an initiative that would help us relay our thoughts to the generations to come in Feldioara in 2118, celebrating the 2nd Centenary of Romania. We will pass along some written thoughts to those who will live in Feldioara in 2118, to our descendants. These are thoughts for Romania, who will then celebrate its 200th anniversary. It is a symbolic action, but whose significance will last in time for the people present here and now, and for posterity’, declared Mr. Sorin Taus, the mayor of Feldioara Commune.
Letters to the future
These ‘letters to the future’ will be sealed in a ‘time capsule’ which shall be kept in Feldioara Fortress. Although nowadays there are multiple ways of sending messages from the present to the future, the initiators of this project chose to use handwritten paper letters in the ‘Time Capsule’, because the handwriting has a message of its own, that transmits the thoughts and feelings of the people who drafted them.
Feldioara Fortress – Marienburg
Feldioara Fortress – Marienburg was built in the 13th century. It is the most significant fortress built by the Teutonic Knights in Transylvania. It is a historical monument, left in ruins until 2013. Between 2013 and 2017, the Feldioara Town Hall and Town Council realised a daring project for the complete restoration of the fortress, so that now the building is again part of the tourist circuit and it can be admired in all its splendour.