Targu Jiu received The Golden Apple Award 2014
Targu Jiu, Romania, received today, October 14, 2014, The Golden Apple Award (or La Pomme d’ Or), offered by the International Federation of Journalists and Travel Writers (FIJET). The award annually honors one or more destinations or personalities in the travel industry that contributed to the development and promotion of tourism.
About Targu Jiu
Targu Jiu, Gorj County, is attested from 1406, but the town became famous in modern times due to the Monumental Assembly „Calea Eroilor” (Heores Way), created by Constantin Brancusi. The artist is considered the most important sculptor of the 20th century and one of the most valuable of all time. In Targu Jiu, Brancusi created his only outdoor sculptural ensemble, unique in Romania and in the world. Built between 1937-1938, it brings together the Table of Silence, Gate of the Kiss and The Endless Column (the Column of Infinite). The Sculptural Assembly of Constantin Brâncuși is an homage to the Romanian heroes of the First World War.
The Endless Column is the most spectacular of all, it has a height of 29 meters and consists of modules in the form of bronze hourglass.
The Golden Apple trophy was also given in 2014 to Postojna Cave in Slovenia and the ancient city of Byblos in Lebanon. This is the 5th Golden Apple that awards Romanian tourism attractions, the people of Targu Jiu being very proud of it!
You can see more photos here with the entire Assembly.