Travel in Romania :: Barsana Monastery

posted on 7th of august, 2008

© Emicristea (Help) Barsana Monastery is a complex with sixteen nuns. Created after 1989, on the site of a church abandoned in 1791, the complex has become a significant cultural and religious attraction. Its 56 meter-tall church is the tallest wooden structure in Europe. The church is now stand on a hill and is surrounded by orchard. Interior is very dark because of the lack of windows of the small pronaos. The expressive detail carved into architectural forms by Maramures craftsmen is a reason to visit and stay at Barsana. No power tools or nails were used in the large wooden structures. Its north-Transylvania location puts it close to the Ukrainian border in a hilly forested landscape, on the Iza valley.

"Barsan" is a romanian surname, from medieval times....

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Gornergratbahn in Switzerland

posted on 19th of august, 2008

The Gornergratbahn is a 9 km long gauge mountain rack railway, with Abt rack system. It leads from Zermatt (1604 m), up to the Gornergrat (3089 m).
In Zermatt there are no motorised vehicles. You can arrive with train from Tasch, the last village with motorised permision.

The Gornergrat is surrounded by 29 peaks rising above 4,000 m in the Alps and several glaciers, including the Gornergletscher (which is the second longest glacier in the Alps after the Aletsch).

The train crosses impressive bridges, galleries and tunnels. At the end of the line on Gornergrat, the Matterhorn is visible on a clear day.

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The 200th sale

posted on 28th of august, 2008

This is my 200th sale image. Is one of the most representative touristic monuments in Romania. It`s an important step for me, after the former step of 100 downloads (june 2008). I hope that the next one (300th) will coming sooner.

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 relates to Romanian much-decorated folk architecture in wood. The Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi, (1876-1957) was a pioneer of abstraction in sculpture art.

I have another blog description of this monument here: Kiss Gate of Brancusi

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Posted by Rebeccaosborn on August 28, 2008
Congratulations. WOW - i need to learn from you, that means you had 100 downloads since June.. i need to get busy!! Well done!
Posted by Marilyngould on August 28, 2008
Congratulations on meeting your goals! Well done.
Posted by Cleaper on August 28, 2008

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