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Old November 8th, 2009, 08:36 AM   #181
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Bârsa Land seen from Poiana Brasov

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Old November 9th, 2009, 08:10 AM   #183
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Traditional fishermen house in Danube Delta

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Old November 9th, 2009, 08:16 AM   #184
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Mioritic Romanian sheepdog and Bucovina Romanian sheepdog

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Old November 10th, 2009, 08:19 AM   #185
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Meledic plateau (Buzau county) is home to some interesting salt formations, several salt caves (which hold some length records) and the only sweet water lake in the world to be formed on a salt mountain.

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Old November 10th, 2009, 08:33 AM   #186
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Cârţa (German Kerz) is a former Cistercian monastery in the Ţara Făgăraşului region in southern Transylvania in Romania, currently a Lutheran Evangelical church belonging to the local Saxon community.

The first buildings of the monastery were built, according to Cistercian customs, using perishable materials, most probably wood. These can be dated relatively confidently as having been built in the founding period (1205-1206). A few years later, approximately 1210-1215, a stone chapel, the oratorium, was built close to the original wood buildings.
The construction of the main stone edifice started a little bit later, most probably between 1220 and 1230.


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Old November 10th, 2009, 07:48 PM   #187
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The franciscan monastery "Maria Radna" in western Romania, Arad county :

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Bâlea lake, Fagaras, 2000 m altitude

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Tulcea city, the gateway to Danube Delta

It is the administrative center of Tulcea county, and has a population of 91,875 as of 2002.

Tulcea was founded in the 7th century BC under the name of Aegyssus, mentioned in the documents of Diodorus of Sicily (3rd century BC). Ovid referred to it in Ex Ponto, saying that its name would have originated with that of its founder, a Dacian named Carpyus Aegyssus.

After the fights from 12-15 B.C., the Romans conquered the town. They rebuilt it after their plans, their technique and architectural vision, reorganizing it. The existing ruined walls and defending towers serve as a testimony of this. Also an inscription found at the Tulcea Museum of Archaeology mentions the name Aegyssus for the town. The Aegyssus fortified town is mentioned also by other documents until the 10th century: Notitia Episcopatum in political geography "De Thematicus".

It was then ruled by the Byzantine Empire (5th - 7th century), the Bulgarian Empire (681-c.1000; 1185-14th century), the Genoese (10th - 13th century), it was part of the local Dobrujan polities of Balik/Balica, Dobrotitsa/Dobrotici, and, for a brief while after 1390, ruled by the Wallachian Prince Mircea cel Bătrân.

In 1416 it was conquered and ruled for 460 years by the Ottoman Empire.

In the 17th century Tulcea was mentioned by the Ottoman traveler Evliya Çelebi as a settlement with 600 houses, inhabited by Vlachs.

In 1878 Tulcea was eventually awarded to Romania, together with the Northern Dobruja.

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Sarmisegetuza Regia, the area of the sanctuaries.

It was the most important Dacian military, religious and political centre. Erected on top of a 1,200 meters high mountain , the fortress was the core of the strategic defensive system in the Orăştie Mountains, comprising six citadels.

The fortress, a quadrilateral formed by massive stone blocks (murus dacicus), was constructed on five terraces, on an area of almost 30,000 m˛. Sarmizegetusa also had a sacred precinct—among the most important and largest circular and rectangular Dacian sanctuaries the famous Circular Calendar Sanctuary is included.

The civilians lived around the fortress, down the mountain on man-made terraces. Dacian nobility had flowing water, brought through ceramic pipes, in their residences. The archaeological inventory found at the site shows that Dacian society had a high standard of living.

The Dacian capital reached its acme under King Decebal who fought two wars against the Emperor Trajan of the Roman Empire in 101-102, the first successfully repelling the Roman invaders, and again in 105-106, the second culminating in the Battle of Sarmisegetusa, and the defeat of the Dacians. The Roman conquerors established a military garrison there. Later, the capital of Roman Dacia was named after the Dacian capital - Colonia Ulpia Traiana Augusta Dacica Sarmizegetusa, established 40 km from the ruined Dacian capital.

Six Dacian fortresses — Sarmizegetusa, Blidaru, Piatra Roşie, Costeşti, Căpâlna and Băniţa - that were a part of the defensive system of Decebalus are UNESCO World heritage sites.


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Piatra Vithos mountain (Neamt county)

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Service at the ruperstrian hermitage Corbii de Piatra

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The Roman building with mosaic in Constanta, 4th century AD.

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If I may, excellent job city_of_joy!

I love the pics and their presentation. Keep it going!
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The "Good news" greek church in Bucharest built 1893–1900

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Bears at Sinaia

Between 5000 and 7000 brown bears live in the forests of Romania. They are increasingly descending from the mountains and raiding local towns in an effort to find food. In Sinaia they appear to obtain food from tourists

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The Danube – Black Sea Canal runs from Cernavodă on the Danube to Agigea (southern arm) and Năvodari (northern arm) on the Black Sea. Administrated from Agigea, it is an important part of the European canal system that links the North Sea to the Black Sea.

The Canal was notorious as the site of labor camps in 1950s Communist Romania, when, at any given time, several tens of thousands political prisoners worked on its excavation. The total number of people used as a workforce for the entire period is unknown, as is the number of people who died in the construction. Work was completed in 1984-1987, more than three decades after camps were disestablished.

The 64 km canal reduces the distance by boat from Constanţa to Cernavodă by ca. 400 km. It has a width of 70-90 meters and a depth of 7 metres; the northern arm has a length of 26.6 km, width of 50 m and a depth of 5.5 metres.

The waterway passes through the towns of Medgidia and Murfatlar, both of which have been turned into inland ports. It was designed to facilitate the transit of convoys comprising as much as six towed barges (ships of up to 5,000 in tonnage, as long as 138 meters and with as much as 16.8 meters in beam and 5.5 meters in draft can also pass through the canal). The structure is bound by locks (in Cernavodă and Agigea respectively).

In its final phase, the canal took over nine years to construct; 300 million mł of soil were excavated (greater than the amount involved in building the Panama and Suez canals), and 3.6 million mł of concrete were used for the locks and support walls


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Suceava city, the Armenian monastery Zamca

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