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Corvin Castle

This hall reminded us of the Great Hall in Hogwarts.
Romania part II - Castles and palaces

July 5th 2015
From Vlad the Impaler to Nicolae Ceausescu Romania has over the years had its fair share of unpleasant rulers. Ruthless dictators all over the world seem to have two things in common: they like to torture people and tend to have a liking for erecting big buildings as monuments over themselves. In Romania things aren't much different from any other places. Hence there are a ... read more
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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
9th September 2015

From Hogwarts to Dracula!
Wonderful places and so varied though too bad about the guided tours--wandering is so much more fun! Thanks for not telling us about Vlad the Impaler--his name says it all! So curious that the lavish Peles and Pelisor Castles were built so close to each other. I wonder if they belonged to a family who didn't want to live in the same house. Wow--the Palace of the Parliament, and especially those stairs, reminded me of the fabulous ones at the Heritage in St. Petersburg--maybe Ceausescu wanted something grander than the Russians had. It's so amazing that it isn't used for the real parliament or some other government purpose or as a swanky hotel with its 1000 rooms. Love your tunnel shots here!

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