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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:50 pm    Post subject: 10 reasons to love Romania Reply with quote

I went to Romania because of a book I read, not really knowing what to expect.
After 12 days and 2700 km I know one thing - I'm sold Wink

Due to the nature of the trip there was no way I could bring some manual gear with me, so here are a few of my AF shots with the good old Nikon D300s, one Sigma and two Tokinas.

Why have I fallen in love with Romania?

1. There are countless beautiful monasteries everywhere you go.

Sucevita Monastery, Romania by Lena_i, on Flickr

Cozia Monastery, Romania by Lena_i, on Flickr

2. Bukovina - time seems to have stopped there but can't really be blamed for that.

Bucovina, Romania by Lena_i, on Flickr

3. Fortified churches in Transylvania

Biertan, fortified church, Romania by Lena_i, on Flickr

Fortified church, Prejmer, Romania by Lena_i, on Flickr

4. Castles not really related to Vlad Tepes, but beautiful nonetheless

Peles castle, Romania by Lena_i, on Flickr

Bran castle, Romania by Lena_i, on Flickr

5. Villages that look to beautiful to be real

Biertan, Romania by Lena_i, on Flickr

DSC_5881 by Lena_i, on Flickr

to be continued in the following post due to many images added...


PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6. Old means of transportation that somehow fit in with the landscape

Jassy, old tram by Lena_i, on Flickr

This one found in Radauti
DSC_6870 by Lena_i, on Flickr

7. real summer weather, not that obvious to people from my country

Tulcea, Romania by Lena_i, on Flickr

Herăstrău Lake, Bucarest, Romania by Lena_i, on Flickr

8. Cities so lovely they could have been out of a fairy tale

Sibiu, Romania by Lena_i, on Flickr

Angels in Brasov by Lena_i, on Flickr

9. Abandoned buildings that are still breathtaking

Constanta cassino, Romania by Lena_i, on Flickr

Constanta, abandoned building by Lena_i, on Flickr

10. Last, but not least, open and friendly people. I don't really have pictures to prove, so please take my word for it Smile


PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello. You probably meant ways of transport, not means.

Anyway - nice photos.

I have quite a blind spot for Romania too, especially traditionally farmed Cluj region. It is a good country to see an old fashioned way of living, so also good for "my" butterflies.

I even think I've been to Tulcea too this year, but definitely not all places in Romania does look so romantic as from your photos: there is a lot of mess and various ruins "from the times of Caucescu" on the contrary Twisted Evil


PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great pics Congrats Whoo Turtle
Romania, the country where I got the most flat tires, I hope they fix the street holes


PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nature has a way of beautifying any ravaging of the landscape given time...the buildings have become a part of nature here -- it was not always that way, not as extreme as in Mexico, Central & South America. Before the architecture were truly old ways there...

The way through the landscape, utilizing means of transportation... Wink


PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very inspring series, that shows the wide spectrum of this country quite well


PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please let us know the title of the book! Smile


PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pictures!
I love you photos, Lena!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never considered romania as a holiday destination before but these photos really make me want to go there some time. Excellent shots!


PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The book is "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova. No vampires found though Wink

Of course not all the places are lovely, there is a lot of poverty, deserted property and unfinished things. They didn't ruin my experience though. Romania can be a very interesting holiday destination - in the summer there is good weather, there are decent hotels in all major cities, the roads are not that disastrous and the Black Sea is a joy for someone who only has access to the Baltic. Regions are different from one another not only because the guide tells you so. You can actually see it in the architecture, landscape and life quality, almost like going to a different country.

I'll be back with a few more shots in September, if you don't mind Wink


PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful pictures, Like 1