If you decide to visit Romania then you need to visit Transylvania. And if you go to Transylvania you don’t have to miss Sibiu town,one of the most beautiful historical city in Romania.Hermannstadt (German name) was the capital of Principality of Transylvania between 1692-1791 and 1849-1865, and now is one of Romania's cultural and tourism capitals, attracting tourists due to its wonderful medieval charm and excellent views of the surrounding landscapes. Founded in 1191, Sibiu became... continue reading
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Dear photographers,Several days ago I wrote a small piece about how CNN was recommending Romania as a worthy tourist attraction in 2016. The reputed newspaper Financial Times does the same and more specifically recommends a small village in Romania called Magura, a traditional village where civilization blends in great manner with an archaic lifestyle. The journalist Arabella McIntyre-Brown chose to live in Magura because this is where is instantly felt like home upon her first visit in Romania... continue reading
I have always loved castles and citadels. Who doesn’t, actually ☺. The older the castle, the more magical the tale. And it so happens that Romania has quite some very special ones.Those are the medieval fortified churches from Transylvania, built by the Germanic population named Saxons between centuries XIII and XVI. Many of those are UNESCO World Heritage monuments. Valea Viilor church And a lot of them too. 150 well preserved churches out of more than 300 villages registered with fortified... continue reading
Hello,I managed to edit a part of the pictures took last year at Sibiu. It still one of my favorite european city and I don't saying this because I'm romanian :).I created a collection with the photos.Here below, some examples (there will be more pictures, specialy with the ASTRA Museum)I hope I get back there soon ;)I waiting you also .... continue reading
I would like to share with you my love for the beautiful medieval town of Brasov.This is my favourite city. Placed in the center of Romania, in the well-known Transylvania, it has a reach historical background and his medieval atmosphere it is very well preserved.Please find below, some examples of the beauty of this citadel:Also, I creat a collection with the most representative pictures ofBrasov continue reading
For my first post I thought it would be a good idea to present the first photo I uploaded here at Dreamstime and write a few words about it. Right now I have 23 photos uploaded, but this one's my favorite :)It was taken in the mountains, at 1410m high in Transylvania. It's a very special place for me, I visit it at least once every year and I always take hundreds of photos there. It really is very beautiful and unique. I plan to upload more photos about it and, I hope you will like them. Until... continue reading
Finally, the month of the ghost, of the corpse, of the lost souls has arrived!As being born and lived all my life in Transylvania I`m warning you that these thing exist for real!!!Witches flying over the full moon in search of little children to scare, dead bodies rising from their grave in search of fresh blood, bats taking the shape of humans and behaving like vampires...all this creepy things do exist!And, I forgot to say something, they only exist in everyone`s imagination :)So, let`... continue reading
Come closer, friends, we're just starting our journey to wonderful land of Transylvania...! Be prepared, get your coat, there's cold inside of mine!Salt mine of Turda is situated around 30 miles from Cluj Napoca and it's really worths a visit! Let's history begins first, then follow me to tunnels... :)Turda's salt deposit has been known and exploited by ancient times, but it was put into systematic operation of the deposit during the Roman conquest in Dacia. The Salt Mine is mentioned in official... continue reading
The JuniEvery year, in Schei district of Brasov, in the first Sunday after Eastern Easter (Toma`s Sunday), people from Brasov together with the tourists watch the Juni ParadeThe Juni are a group of romanian horseman from the old Schei of Brasov.The Pageant of the Juni is a complex of customs combining pre-Christian and Christian practices with the ancient myth of death and rebirth. The roots if this spectacular event are lost in legend. It is a mystery whether it originated as an initiation... continue reading
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