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Incredible interior of the Cathedral of Curtea de Argeș - Romania  

Incredible interior of the Cathedral of Curtea de Argeș - Romania

A Forest Reveals its Secrets

June 25th 2014
Transylvania (derived from the Latin “land beyond the forest”) is true to its name, for this region stretches across undulating hills decorated by a thick carpet of forest, and it is superior in scale to every other European forest I have seen. In fact, these forests contain the largest bear population in Europe, and notices alerting people of their presence are found on road signs and elsewhe ... read more
Europe » Romania » Transilvania

Romanian Flag The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they united in 1859 and a few years later adopted the new name of Romania. The country gained recognitio... ... read more
2nd August 2014

"exquisite excess" indeed
What fabulous architectural gems and lush countryside! Such incredible detailing in the palaces and churches, it's no wonder you lingered in them. Really delicious photos--well done.
3rd August 2014

Those beautiful churches and palaces
The only thing I missed was hearing some choral singing! The beauty of the architecture and the extent of the forests were the two big surprises of travelling through Romania.

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