Daily Archives: February 16, 2012


Traditional dance from the Fagaras Country.

Fecioreasca si invirtita din Fagaras

Tură în Făgăraş (august 2008)

Filmuleţ făcut în timpul turei de creastă din Făgăraş în august 2008. Creasta Făgăraşului de la Suru până la lacul Capra.

(Movie was shot during  the backpacking in the Fagaras Mountain Range  crest line from Suru  to Capra (goat) lake.) 

Music: Enigma – Voyageur

Capra (genus)

Image via Wikipedia

“I remember the Fagaras Mountains as I used to spend a lot of time trying to convince them that I was worthy of their majesty (in other words, they are a big challenge  any time). They are the tallest and most difficult mountains in Romania. For those who have adventure there they have been and continue to be a Spiritual Experience. It has been for me.” 

Castelul Corvinilor – Hunedoara – Romania

Huniad Castle was built by King Carol Robert of Anjou, after his visit in Timisoara, in 1307. The King has decided to set up the residence here. The building, probably built by Italian builders, was finished in 1315 and in 1316 King was already established in the new castle, where he lived almost eight years. The last document signed by him in Timisoara dated June 15, 1323. In 1409, the castle was given toJohn Hunyadi‘s father, Voyk, by Sigismund, king of Hungary, as severance. The castle was restored between 1446 and 1453 by his son John Hunyadi. It was built mainly in Gothic style, but has Renaissance architectural elements. It features tall and strong defense towers, an interior yard and a drawbridge. Built over the site of an older fortification and on a rock above the small river Zlaşti, the castle is a large and imposing building with tall and diversely colored roofs, towers and myriad windows and balconies adorned with stone carvings.

The current castle is the result of a fanciful restoration campaign undertaken after a disastrous fire and many decades of total neglect. It has been noted that modern “architects projected to it their own wistful interpretations of how a great Gothic castle should look” (Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunyad_Castle)

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