Travel in Brasov city (Romania)

posted on 2nd of may, 2008

Brasov is a city in Romania and the capital of Braşov County. Brasov is located in the central part of the country, about 166 km from Bucharest. It is surrounded by the Southern Carpathians, and is part of the Transylvania region.

It is the largest city in a mountain resorts area. The old city itself is very well preserved, and is best seen by taking the cable-car to the top of Tampa Mountain (995 m), a beautiful lookout.

Black Church is a cathedral in Braşov, a city in south-eastern Transylvania, Romania. The Black Church, the largest gothic church between Viena (Wien) and Istanbul. The work began between 1383 and 1385.
Completed during the 15th century (soon after 1476)...

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Posted by Samro on May 05, 2008

My husband and I left BV last year and move .....Is ok but we are still missing a lot our town:Brasov so ...thank you for the picture and article.Well done!

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Trovants Museum Natural Reserve in Romania

posted on 7th of may, 2008

„Trovants Museum Natural Reserve”, located at 8 km from Horezu, in the village Costesti, declared UNESCO monument, spreads on valleys and hills strange hoodoos, also named „the stones that are growing”, having sizes starting with several millimeters to 6-8 meters.

Trovanti Museum Natural Reserve is situated in Costesti village (Valcea County), in south of village, near National Road 67. It has 11000 sqm and was created as a geological reserve.

In various structural units from Romania there are sand or gress levels with trovants, but the ones in Costesti are impressive because of diversity of their shapes and their dimensions (up to 5 m)
The term “Trovant” is usual in romanian terminology for geology. The trovants (cemented...

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Kiss Gate by Brancusi

posted on 7th of may, 2008

Poarta Sarutului (meaning Gate of the Kiss in english) is a sculpture made by Constantin Brancusi, and is located in Targu Jiu city (Romania).
The Gate of the Kiss has a tooled surface, broken by the pores of the material. The Gate of the Kiss relates to Romanian much-decorated folk architecture in wood.

The carvers in stone helped Brancusi: Ion Alexandrescu from Bucharest and Golea from Dobrita. The sizes of this work are 5.14 m high and 5.45 m length. The pillars have 1.69 m width. The whole work is disposed on a steel axle in a concrete foundation having 5 m on each side.

The Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi, (1876-1957) was a pioneer of abstraction in sculpture art. His sculpture is noted for its visual elegance and sensitive use of materials, combining the directness...

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Posted by Emicristea on May 09, 2008
I have to go with my girlfriend there :)

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Horseback ranch in Brasov county

posted on 22nd of may, 2008

Two years ago i visited a countryside villa near Brasov city. I was impressed about the horses from the ranch.
The ranch disposes of highbreed steeds: 4 Friesen (Dutch origin) and 2 Rassa Espaniola (PRE). The horsemanship can take place in a ridding school, especially arranged for the beginers or in the free field for the advanced learners. The horses and the horsemanship are famous in all the county of Brasov. They livery stable for medieval entertainments.

You cand find the ranch in Brasov county, at 20 km distance from Brasov city in Romania.

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Posted by Tamas on May 23, 2008
I really do love the Friese horses, they are great. One day i would like to come over to Brasov.

Thanks for this information and beautiful photographs!

Posted by Fotogeek on May 22, 2008
Love the "Two Blacks" pic.
Keep up the good work.

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Medieval Fortification of Brasov City

posted on 29th of may, 2008

© Emicristea (Help) During the las part of 14th century, being in impending Turkish danger, the cities and village of the Southern Transylvania were surrounded by fortified precincts.
In 1395, King Sigismund of Luxembourg (1387-1437) oversaw the fortification works of the City of Brasov, an important defensive line against the Ottoman Empire, in this part of Europe. In 1421 the settlement was devastated but in 1432 the Turkish invasion couldn’t conquer it, which means that the protective walls around it were already overs. Later on, the Medieval Fortifications of Brasov were developed in several stages, being completed in 1641, with the new Goldsmith`s Bastion on the North-Eastern side of them.
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Posted by Emicristea on May 30, 2008
Thank you all for your thoughts. Yes, i am living in Brasov, but also i want to visit other old towns, too.
Our pictures are made to be a visit card for Romania.
Posted by Stanicat on May 30, 2008
I love your photos and I envy you of living in Brasov city. I live in bucharest and those places are a little bit far for me and I visit them once or twice a year and I am not happy with this. I love your collections of romanian mountains. Congrats.
Posted by Valeria73 on May 29, 2008
Beautiful place and great pictures!!! :)

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