Archive for the 'Romania' Category

Artistic clock in Sighisoara, Transylvania, Romania

Sunday, December 23rd, 2018
Clock tower in Sighisoara Romania

Photograph of an artistic clock in Sighisoara, Transylvania, Romania While Romania is known for it’s breathtaking landscapes, mountains and forests one under looked appreciation has to be for its medieval architecture and culture. This is often overshadowed by the countries historic ruler Vlad Tepes, or Vlad the Impaler. Son of the ruler of an area… Continue reading more »

View from Bran Castle (Dracula) in Romania

Monday, December 19th, 2016
Castle Bran (Dracula) in Romania

A horror legends castle is actually very pretty Dracula was a vampire character written by Bram Stoker which at no time mentioned the building in this photograph. The building in this photograph is Bran Castle in Romania which is treated as if it was the castle from the horror story. The Teutonic Knights built a… Continue reading more »

Crucifix on a Romanian Castle Wall

Thursday, December 25th, 2014
Cross on Castle - Romania

A large cross adorning a broken abode in a Castle in Romania It’s not something I would have expected to see from visiting a castle in Transylvania in Romania. The outer wall fortification was made up of houses which is not uncommon. In this case one had broken and on the outer wall hung this huge… Continue reading more »

Bucharest, a very different place – an eco warrior comes on board

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007
Heading down Ceaucesu

Travel Journal Overview: I was in another capital. I did a lot of research here about living in Romania not listed here. I found Bucharest very different to the North of Romania. Not by kinda place at all. I headed into downtown Bucharest with “Itchy Beard” in a search for food and a book …

Bucharest by train, bloody tourists

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007
Artist at work in Romania (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Traveling via east European trains is a great way to see the country. Unfortunately it’s also a place where you can meet obnoxious tourists. In my book this is the turning point I have in Europe about finding home. A little delay on the train meant I met a nice Romanian American… Continue reading more »

Sighisoara, Vlad’s place

Saturday, October 6th, 2007
Vlad the Impaylers Dining room (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Sighisoara, I could actually pronounce this place, which is unusual for me. I’d heard the place was going to be turned into a giant Dracula Theme park in the future. So I decided to visit now, before I never wanted to go back. Turn out to offer many little insights. Again, in… Continue reading more »

Rasnov, the real castle Dracula …

Thursday, October 4th, 2007
Castle Rasnov, Transylvania, Romania (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Disappointed with Castle Bran, I went in search of a better castle. Quite by accident I stumbled upon Rasnov. A strange quasi Brasov, Hollywood, rundown tourist, great place with a better castle. The next morning I headed to the Italian place for a Quatro Queso Pasta dish with a coke, I needed… Continue reading more »