Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009

In Sighisoara

Sighisoara is probably the best preserved fortified town in Transylvania, being built by the Saxons between the 12th and the 17th centuries. It is located on the Tarnava Mare river in a picturesque setting. The citadel, a beautifully preserved medieval complex, dominates the town with its hilltop setting. The old town enclosed within the citadel walls has narrow cobblestone streets and brightly painted 16th century Saxon houses. There are nine surviving towers; the most beautiful is the striking Clock Tower, the main gate into the citadel. From its balcony one can see beautiful views over the whole town.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

From Salva to Viseu

This is a photo of one of the many viaducts belonging to Salva – Viseu railway which was built by the students during Communist Romania and linked Bistrita-Nasaud with Maramures. Students had no proper working tools and training. It was hard work building the railway because plenty of tunnels and viaducts were needed. Work accidents were frequent and some even lost their lives. They were students “working for their country”. The Communists called it voluntary work but as a matter of fact Romanian students were forced to spend their holidays there in order to prove how much they loved their country
Photos by DANA GRAD ©All rights reserved.

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