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Old May 25th, 2010, 12:27 AM   #1041
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Last village before the gorge:













The little fortress looking over the gorge (exiting Transylvania):


Already in the gorge:


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Old May 25th, 2010, 12:37 AM   #1042
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In the gorge:

(you will get to see a lot of concrete walls and steel nets against the falling rocks from the mountains)





For example, this rock wall is locked in steel nets to prevent rock falling:










This is a small village in the gorge:





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Old May 25th, 2010, 12:46 AM   #1043
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Old May 25th, 2010, 12:53 AM   #1044
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Into the gorge:

















You will see some sections of this road which are repaved and without marks on it. They are still to mark it:



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Old May 25th, 2010, 12:55 AM   #1045
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Again, freshly repaved road and without marks:







A U/C rail tunnel in the rock



You can see here some anti-rock nets as well:



A restaurant by the road:



An old rail bridge:



Entering further into the gorge:





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Old May 25th, 2010, 01:13 AM   #1046
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To be continued...
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Old May 25th, 2010, 01:28 AM   #1047
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Is it legal to drive in the way blue Dacia's driver does? I suppose, it is just a habit to let others overtake, typical for some countries(incl. Poland) with relatively low amount of dual carriageway. However, probably illegal as it is in Poland.

By the way, what is the name of that peak covered by snow? Could it be Varful Moldoveanu?

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Old May 25th, 2010, 07:47 AM   #1048
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Yeap, it could be Moldoveanul and other neighboring peaks. It stays like that until July, and even then you can get to see the snow there. You can partly get there by the Transfagarasan alpine road and get to see snow even in August. I went there once in August and had a snow ball fight in short pants and t-shirts.

PS: I can't see that pic you quoted there about the blue Dacia.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 07:49 AM   #1049
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On the left of the road is the Olt River:









Driving on through the gorge:











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Old May 25th, 2010, 07:52 AM   #1050
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You can see here how the road was cut through the mountain:












And again the steel nets locking the rocky wall to prevent rock falling onto the road:






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Old May 25th, 2010, 10:31 AM   #1051
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By the way, what is the name of that peak covered by snow? Could it be Varful Moldoveanu?
No, it's not Moldoveanu peak, but Suru peak, which height is 2283m. It's the first real peak of the Fagaras mountain looking from the Olt Gorge. Moldoveanu (2544m) is pretty far from there, and cannot be seen from the north as it lies behind Vistea Mare peak (2527m).

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PS: I can't see that pic you quoted there about the blue Dacia.
I think Piotr was reffering to picture 3 in post 309. Yes it' s quite common on 2*(1+1/2) roads for the slow vehicles to move on the right lane, which is normally an emergency lane, when a faster car is approaching from behind. It' s not legal, but it's tolerated by the police. I haven't heard of anyone getting fined for driving on the emergency lane on such a road. This is very good, because it increases road capacity.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 11:12 AM   #1053
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Thanks. Yep, that's right!

PS: I'll try to post this evening the section between Valcea and Pitesti, where they started repaving the road with fresh asphalt on large sections after the damages brought to the road by the large snow falls this winter.
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I think Piotr was reffering to picture 3 in post 309. Yes it' s quite common on 2*(1+1/2) roads for the slow vehicles to move on the right lane, which is normally an emergency lane, when a faster car is approaching from behind. It' s not legal, but it's tolerated by the police. I haven't heard of anyone getting fined for driving on the emergency lane on such a road. This is very good, because it increases road capacity.
Yes, this is the picture I meant. The answer is fair enough, thanks.

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Thanks. Yep, that's right!

PS: I'll try to post this evening the section between Valcea and Pitesti, where they started repaving the road with fresh asphalt on large sections after the damages brought to the road by the large snow falls this winter.
The quality of surface on this road is pretty good, so far. Mostly very good, I would say. On previously posted pictures by Panda80 I have not noticed any particular issues with the surface of Romanian roads.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 01:11 PM   #1055
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Yeap, but there is a section further down which I will post hopefully soon where the huge amounts of snow this winter led to a rapid deterioration of the road surface. They are repaving those sections now.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 07:45 PM   #1056
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HUNGARY

Budapest->Eger->Szilvásvárad->Eger->Noszvaj->Budapest




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Some license plates are photoshopped.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 10:01 PM   #1057
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How come you have so many fake numbers?
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Old May 25th, 2010, 10:24 PM   #1059
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Old May 25th, 2010, 10:35 PM   #1060
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After this beautiful pictures from Hungary, I'll continue with my roadtrip through the Olt Gorge:











Here you can see already some sections with fresh asphalt (they still need to mark it though):









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