We all are flowers in the garden of this earth. Should we be afraid of Living or Dying?
We all have a reason for coming here and now. For how long? Who knows?Yet, we might know, like any flower, to enjoy and beautify the lives of those around us.
What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying.
― Albert Camus
Does your fear keep a thing away from you? Does your fear keep your death away from you? Death as Living is part of your life.Moreover,
“You start dying slowly
if you do not travel,
if you do not read,
If you do not listen to the sounds of life,
If you do not appreciate yourself.You start dying slowly
When you kill your self-esteem;
When you do not let others help you.You start dying slowly
If you become a slave of your habits,
Walking everyday on the same paths…
If you do not change your routine,
If you do not wear different colours
Or you do not speak to those you don’t know.You start dying slowly
If you avoid to feel passion
And their turbulent emotions;
Those which make your eyes glisten
And your heart beat fast.You start dying slowly
If you do not change your life when you are not satisfied with your job, or with your love,
If you do not risk what is safe for the uncertain,
If you do not go after a dream,
If you do not allow yourself,
At least once in your lifetime,
To run away from sensible advice.”
― Martha Medeiros
Are you afraid of Living or Dying?
It’s not dying I’m afraid of. It’s dying without ever having lived that I’m afraid of.
Beauty and history are my words to describe a place where you would think you were into an old medieval castle: Corvin Castle.
This castle is located in Hunedoara city, Romania. With its amazing architecture and astonishing history behind it, the beauty of Corvin Castle makes it an exceptional example of European architecture.It also explains the reason this castle is chosen as a place for both fairytale and horror movies.
According to www.uncover-romania.com, “a fairytale castle for some, a Gothic masterpiece for others and even a haunted-looking place with great backgrounds for Hollywood movies, Corvin Castle is simply the most impressive castle in Transylvania.”
Here is a list of movies with scenes filmed at Corvin Castle, Hunedoara:
1. François Villon – Outlaw Poet (1987)
It is François Villon’s romantic biography. He was known as an outlaw poet, a bohemian and wanderer. He lived the life of a vagabond in the company of princes and paupers. A troubled life, because he supported people’s free expression.
2. Nostradamus (1994)
“Nostradamus: I promise nothing, I do what I can.”
Set in France in the sixteenth century, the time of the Black Plague and the Inquisitions, the movie tells the story of Nostradamus. His success in treating the plague and his predictions make his influence rises. It is culminating with his appointment as court physician.
3. Les rois maudits/ The accursed Kings (2005)
It is French history movie about royalty.
Jacques de Molay is condemned to be burned.He curses the king, his advisor, the pope and the thirteen succeeding generations of their families. There follows half a century of political intrigue, murder and famine, and culminates in the 100 Years War.
It is a fantasy action horror film, set in the eighteenth century. Rayne is a Dhampir, half-human, half-vampire, and she escapes from a freak show. She strives to avenge her mother’s rape. In her journey for revenge, she meets two vampire hunters and joins their society.
5. Jacquou le croquant (2007)
It is a French historical movie set in the Dordogne, during the Bourbon restoration. Jacquou is transformed by his vow of revenge into a struggle against injustice.
6. Ghost Rider:
Spirit of Vengeance (2011)
“Johnny Blaze: Why does the devil walk on human form anyway? I have no idea. Maybe he doesn’t know either. Maybe he passes on from body to body, down through history, waiting for the perfect fit. But I know one thing, on Earth, he’s weak. His powers are limited. He needs emissaries to do his dirty work, so he finds them or makes them, using his greatest power, the power of the deal.”
7. Singh Is Bliing (2015)
Singh does not like taking up any responsibility. He has to move to Goa and work with his father’s friend. Here, he meets a woman …
This is a fantasy adventure film. Drago, a dragon, tries to end the rivalry between a brother and his sister. When the Heartfire, the source of Drago’s power is stolen, the siblings must end their rivalry.
9. The Nun (2018)
It is a horror film. A young nun takes her life. A priest and a novitiate are sent by the Vatican to investigate. They uncover the order’s unholy secret.
10. Royal Hearts (2018)
“Hank Pavlik: You know why dog is man’s best friend? Because he wags his tail instead of his tongue.”
The movie’s plot is set in the fictitious ‘Kingdom of Merania’ created through multiple shooting locations in Romania.
Hank is a rancher and his daughter finds out that her father is an heir of a kingdom, Merania.She wants to see it. They travel to Merania with the intention of rejecting the throne but end up staying to save the country.