Brasov&Surroundings

Friday, March 31, 2006

Winter picture of Bran

Another winter picture of Bran castle, although I hope soon the sun will come out.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

The Eclipse in Brasov


Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Typically romanian house, Bran area

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Traditional Romanian cheese at Bran Castle

Monday, March 27, 2006

Bran Castle



























At Halloween the place is the favourite destination of American and British people working or visiting Romania. It is one of the few places in Romania where you can live the true Halloween atmosphere.

For now only some winter pics, as soon as the summer comes the will be some updates, hopefully very soon :)

Sunday, March 26, 2006

View of Bran Castle





















Another view of the Bran Castle, this time from the inner court. I tried different angles for the pictures at Bran Castle.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Winter at Bran Castle





















View from above in the inner court of the Bran Castle.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Sheep at Bran

Bran Castle was originally a fortress built by the Knights of the Teutonic Order in the year 1212. It was known by the name of Dietrichstein at the time. Later on, towards the end of the 13th century, it was taken over by the Saxons in that region in order to protect the City of Brasov, an important trade center. Vlad Tepes used Bran Castle as headquarters for his incursions into Transylvania. This castle should not be mistaken for the actual Castle Dracula (now in ruins), which is located on the Arges River, at a more secluded site. Today the place is a museum visited by tourists from all over the world.