Monday, August 14, 2006

IN THE LAND OF VLAD DRACULEA...

ROMANIA - OCTOBER 2003






"LODGING - It seems that Nicolae and his wife Elena lived in this house, slept in this same room, used the gilded bathroom and swam in the pool..."


"PESCARUS RESTAURANT - After hours and folklore..."


"HUNT MUSEUM - Stop on the way to Sinaia"


"SINAIA - Located at 120km from Bucharest, it was named after Sinaia Monastery, built by a Romanian nobleman after a visiting Mount Sinai. It is one of the most beautiful mountain resorts, often referred to as «The Pearl of the Carpathians". It was named after the holy Mount Sinai in Egypt. It used to be the summer residence of the royal family. , often referred to as "The Pearl of the Carpathians». It used to be the summer residence of the royal family"


"POIANA RESTAURANT - Nice lunch"


"CHURCH near the first school in Romania, after visiting the Black Church in Brasov (Kronstadt)"




"BRASOV had many different names during its history: Corona, Brasco, Brasso, Kronstadt, Brassovia Citadel and Stalin. The Council Square (Piata Sfatului) is the heart of the old medieval Brasov, and one of the finest in Romania. The Council House was built in 1420, and the Trumpets Tower is much older"



"LODGING in a Palace in Sinaia"




"PELES CASTLE - Located just around the corner from the Palace where the night was spent in Sinaia, it is one of Romania's most important museums, since it was the final resting place for several Romanian monarchs including King Carol I, who died here in 1914"


"COTA 2000"



"BRAN CASTLE - Now said to be Count Dracula's castle..."

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"CHEZ LA VIEILLE ADRIENNE - Return through Paris and lunch at one of the best restaurants in Paris, furthermore with a photo on the wall, just above Mrs. Chirac..."

2 comments:

Lara said...

great pictures! it is nice to see that everybody enjoyes the same restaurants as we do :). i am glad you managed to see some of the most beautiful places in the area of Sinaia. next time, if in Romania, do not hesitate to go to Sibiu (Hermannstadt).

Trotter said...

Hi Lara,

Thanks very much for the comment and the tip; I'll try to see Sibiu nnext time!