Charlottenburg, the Round Village, Banat Area

Village air view, 2004
Air view, 2004

The circle is a universal symbol of unity and the absolute. The absolutist rulers of the Baroque period encouraged the construction of ideal cities. In the spirit of this idea, in 1771, 250 years ago, the village of Charlottenburg in the territory of the present-day Banat in western Romania was laid out in the form of a circle. It is a rationally calculated, functional overall work in the epoch of the late baroque.
Look at this peculiar circle with its history, the people and their everyday life.