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Old March 29th, 2008, 11:25 AM   #1
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The Town Of Rasnov, Romania

I'm back with more pictures! This time of a small town called Rasnov, pronounced Rashnov, in the same county as the city of Brasov, called Brasov County (also known as Tara Barsei, or Land Of Barsa - don't really know why).

The shots were taken from the peasant fortress that used to guard the settlement at the foot of the mountain, called Cetatea Rasnov (cetatea means fortress or stronghold). A few years ago it was nothing but ruins, but fortunately, some investor dude came along and decided to give it back to tourists, and it was a wise decision i might add!

Theese photos were taken from the road leading to Rasnov from Bran, the place where Bran Castle is, aka Dracula's Castle. I used the same camera (as i did for shooting Brasov) for theese shots, as can be seen from the date, they were taken in the same day. The zoom is not top notch!







From arround the fortress!







And from inisde it!





This is where they used to put captives and criminals and leave them there to hang like garlic ropes untill they died and started to smell! I have yet to understand that type of behavior! Spooky stuff...



Some walls!





A couple of nice views of the fortress rooftops with the town of Rasnov in the background!





And the town of Rasnov as seen from the walls of the fortress! In here the commie authorities tried to keep the local perspective intact and used red roof tyles for the commie buildings, to match the ones of the town's rooftops! Had they not build those at all...





























Well, I guess I'm done with Rasnov!
Hasta luego amigos!
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Old March 29th, 2008, 12:14 PM   #2
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Nice town, Bogdan-Alexandru
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Old March 29th, 2008, 02:49 PM   #3
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nice...

these cages for prisoners are really hardcore
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Old March 30th, 2008, 03:18 PM   #4
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nice, nice, very authentic , the fortress. is the investor going to renovate the rest of the collapsed walls also?. cute little dracula village. great work for posting this
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Old March 30th, 2008, 08:24 PM   #5
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The whole place was under renovation when I visited! I'm not up to date with technical information or anything, but it seemed like it! The stronghold was mainly used to defend against tartars and turks, I don't think it can add to Dracula's myth! Though I'm shure Bram Stocker was there and was influnced by the place! You can find cheap imitations of Dracula masks and virtualy anything far from being related to that, in the shops inside the fortress! I found a pen with my name and sign there and a katana sword! Standard Dracula souvenirs!
10x for appreciating my work!
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Old March 30th, 2008, 08:24 PM   #6
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the last message was for cees! oooppsss
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Old March 30th, 2008, 10:42 PM   #7
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Amazing beautiful!
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 08:22 PM   #8
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Please visit http://belitesti.myminicity.com/ind or http://belitesti.myminicity.com and you can help me develop Belitesti, my on-line mini city!

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Old May 3rd, 2008, 08:31 PM   #9
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Nice pics and great views!
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Old May 4th, 2008, 10:05 AM   #10
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looks a nice city.
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Old May 4th, 2008, 08:20 PM   #11
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It is a very nice place indeed, you should go there!
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Old May 5th, 2008, 04:17 AM   #12
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great place!
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Old May 5th, 2008, 08:01 AM   #13
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I'll bet the crime rate was really low.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 03:54 PM   #14
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I'll bet the crime rate was really low.
In the time of Vlad The Impaler or Vlad Tepes as we call him, criminality was at an absolute low, because of the impaling !! It is said that if you had left a bag of money on the ground you would have found it there the next day, that's how scared robbers and thieves were of this figure! You know this guy as Dracula, a pure invention of Bram Stoker! In fact, I think I mentioned in the thread text that Rasnov is close to Bran, where the Bran Castle is located, Vlad the Impaler's castle!

The cage is some scary es eich ai ti I have to tell you!
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Old May 10th, 2008, 06:53 AM   #15
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BEAUTIFUL ARCHITECTURE OF THE HOUSES....
BUT IS WHERE DRACULA?
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Old May 10th, 2008, 10:02 PM   #16
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Vlad Tepes or the Impaler's (Dracula's) castle is in Bran, if that is what you meant!

This is it, the images are from various internet sources!





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I want to visit Bram Castle too when i come to Romania in January!

Could anyone tell me how i can get to the castle from Brasov? Are they any

organized day tours?
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Old October 1st, 2009, 01:03 PM   #18
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nice castle
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Old October 1st, 2009, 05:14 PM   #19
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Wonderful pictures. Thanks.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 07:13 PM   #20
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Very intersting place to visit!
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