Friday, April 6, 2012

Romanian Traditional House near Tismana Monastery

Location: Tismana, România

Monday, April 2, 2012

Muntele Vulcan - Landscape

Location: Muntele Vulcan, România

Muntele Vulcan - Road Landscape

Location: Muntele Vulcan, România

The Peleș Castle - Winter

Location: Peleș Castle, Sinaia, România

King Carol I of Romania (1839–1914), under whose reign the country gained its independence, first visited the site of the future castle in 1866 and fell in love with the magnificent mountain scenery. In 1872, the Crown purchased 1,300 square kilometres (500 sq mi) of land near the Piatra Arsă River. The estate was named the Royal Estate of Sinaia. The monarchy commissioned the construction of a royal hunting preserve and summer retreat on the property, and the foundation was laid for Peleș Castle on 22 August 1873. Several auxiliary buildings were built simultaneously with the castle: the guards' chambers, the Economat Building, the Foişor hunting lodge, the royal stables, and a power plant. Peleș became the world's first castle fully powered by locally produced electricity.

Romanian Traditional Mountain House

Romanian Mountain Landscape #1

Constanta - Frozen boat

Location: Constanța, România