Saturday, November 21, 2009

NYT - Travel Romania

Just have a look on the NYT travel website and you realize that there's not much about Romania. Less than 20 articles in 20 years. Hm.. Maybe we should help them with more tips & tricks about travel in Romania

Thursday, September 24, 2009

ILoveYouRomania wants you!

I was just looking on the recent statistics concerning the traffic we receive. It's amazing how we still receive the "more or less" same amount of traffic as 6months ago considering that the last post was available on the website 3months ago. We have to do something. We can not disapoint people who come back to the site and expect something new..

That's why we need to extend.. So it's public anouncement. We are looking for contributors!

We want you to help us show Romania the way you see it when travelling.. Rolling hills of Bucovina, unique Danube Delta or whatever place you prefer for your weekend trips/holidays.

http://www.iloveyouromania.com/

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Enjoy summer



Sibiu - Let's enjoy spring/summer time :)



Sibiu - City Hall



Sibiu - Eye House

More photos from Sibiu



Sibiu - Large Square



Sibiu - Large Square



Sibiu - Nice street to have walk.. Lots of coffee shops, restaurants, pubs..

* special thanks to Irina for the pictures

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Apuseni Countryside



Albac, Alba - Romanian Countryside - Relaxing views :)



Albac, Alba - Romanian Countryside - Nice courtyard



Albac, Alba - Romanian Countryside - View from the B&B



Albac, Alba - Romanian Countryside - Lots of good B&Bs in the area.. very hospitable people



Albac, Alba - Romanian Countryside - Lots of good B&Bs in the area.. cheap accommodation, tasteful food..

Apuseni Countryside



Albac, Alba - Romanian Countryside - Apuseni Region



Albac, Alba - Romanian Countryside - River



Albac, Alba - Countryside - Beehouse



Albac, Alba - Romanian Countryside - Fence

* special thanks to Irina for the pictures

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Constanta – an architectural view (III)

Constanta - Carol I Mosque. Also known as the Great Mahmudiye Mosque, this muslim church was built between 1910-1912, during the reign of King Carol I. The monument had a model in Konia Mosque from Analotia, Turkey. You cand see it from Ovid’s Square.

Constanta - The mosque is the first building in Romania made of reinforced concrete. It is designed in Egyptian-Byzantine style, with some Romanian architectural features.

Constanta - Carol I Mosque - Side view.

Constanta - Carol I Mosque. The minaret (50 m high) is built in Moorish style.

Constanta – an architectural view (II)

Constanta - The House with Lions. It is a villa, historical building, situated close to Ovid’s Square.

Constanta - The House with Lions. The name comes from the four columns on the facade with sculptured lions on top.


Constanta - The House with Lions. It is said that, in the 1930's, it was a meeting place for the Constanta Masonic Lodge.

Constanta – an architectural view (I)


Constanta - Ovid's Statue - Situated in front of the Museum of Natural History and Archaeology, in Ovid’s Square, the statue honours the Roman poet, Publius Ovidius Naso, who was exiled to Tomis (today Constanta) in 8 AD. It was designed in 1887 by the Italian sculptor Ettore Ferrari.


Constanta - The Genoese Lighthouse - It was built in 1300 by the Genoese merchants and restored in 1858-1860. The lighthouse (8 m high) had been functional until 1913. It is very close to the Casino (aprox. 5 minutes' walk).

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Bear's Cave



Bihor - Bear's Cave - Probably the most beautiful cave I've been to.



Bihor - Bear's Cave - A bear skeleton .. presumably living here millions years ago



Bihor - Bear's Cave - Some bones..



Bihor - Bear's Cave - Wide view

Bear's Cave - Close Views



Bihor - Bear's Cave



Bihor - Bear's Cave

* special thanks to Irina for the pictures

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sibiu - Old City Center



Sibiu - Sibiu - The Council Tower viewed from the Small Square



Sibiu - The Council Tower viewed from the Large Square



Sibiu - Old buildings in the Large Square



Sibiu - CityHall and The Catholic Church viewed from the Large Square



Sibiu - View from the Small Square towards the Bridge of Lies

Sibiu - Old City Center



Sibiu - View from the Bridge of Lies. The bridge was build in 1859 and connects the upper town and the lower town



Sibiu - Going to the Large Square



Sibiu - City Hall - Very nice buildings in the old city center




Sibiu - Old city walls..



Sibiu - Roofs

Sibiu - Janis Joplin



Sibiu - This is a special post.. about a special car I found lying on the streets in old city center. It looks like the cars from the "flower power" era. Here's a link to Jenis Joplin's car http://www.rockhall.com/exhibitfeatured/janis-joplin-porsche

"Sfanta Treime" Cathedral in Sibiu

One of the biggest and most beautifull orthodox cathedral in Romania. I recommand!



Sibiu - Orthodox Cathedral



Sibiu - Orthodox Cathedral


Sibiu - Orthodox Cathedral

Road to Sibiu..



Road to Sibiu.. - Trasylvanian village. Church is always there..



Road to Sibiu.. - DN1 between Fagaras and Sibiu



Road to Sibiu.. - Nice sunset in the middle of nowhere

Monday, April 13, 2009

Bucovina, the wooden houses


Bucovina - This is how the houses used to look. There still are lots of them in the villages of Bucovina.


My personal favourite. I like animals a lot, and around here, as you see, hens live a free and happy life, outside the yard.

Spiritual life in Bucovina

Everywhere you look in Bucovina you will find a church. In Radauti, the city i started my trip from, i myself have visited 6 churches, and i have a feeling that was not all. There were some orthodoxe ones, a romano-catholic one, a greek-catholic, russian-ukrainian one and one of the "lipoveni" - another minority of Romania. Not to forget the sinagogue. Here they come (some of them, of course):




Daniil Sihastrul Cell - this is the cell of a monk. it was carved in stone through 11 years by this man. And it looks like this. One man's hard work, turning a rock into his house.




Dragos Voda Monastery - the oldest in Romania, this church was made in wood in the 14'th century. It's really something to see 700 years old oak.

Putna - Peace and quiet


Putna - monasteries around here look like fortresses. That's because of the many turkish and mongolic attacks the people of this area suffered.



Putna - a window

Putna - an outside view


Bogdana Monastery - Radauti