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