Near the border with Hungary, along the Crisul Repede River, is the city of Oradea. Laura, my fellow Cluj Fulbrighter, and I took a short trip to Oradea.
We spent a beautiful day seeing the sights of Oradea. We walked down the pedestrian street, stopped at the theater, and then snapped some pictures before continuing across the river to see the town hall, the square (Piata Unirii) containing a statue of Mihai Vieteazul (Michael the Brave).
On the other side of the square was the Orthodox Moon Church. It has an unusual mechanism that shows the phases of the moon. Take a look at the picture, about half way up, for the round ball showing the current position of the moon.
We continued our adventures by wandering through the Vulturul Negru Shopping Center and then to the Oradea Citadel.