Sibiu, a Saxon stunner

Europe, Romania, Transylvania

Sibiu, a Saxon stunner

No Comments 19 June 2011

Like a wooden stake into the icy heart of a vampire, the Monkey cut deep into Transylvania during his 2002 travels in Romania. With the obligatory vampire reference out of the way, the Monkey is pleased to share his photos from the atmospheric city of Sibiu.

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Dracula’s Castle and the Fagaras Mountains

Europe, Romania, Wallachia

Dracula’s Castle and the Fagaras Mountains

No Comments 7 March 2011

In these photos from 2002, the Monkey explores the crumbling ruins of a castle long ago inhabited by the notorious ruler, Vlad Tepes—although you may know him better as Dracula. Before escaping to Transylvania, the Monkey also traverses some stunning Carpathian mountain scenery.

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Horezu and Horez Monastery, and a Dacia for Good Measure

Europe, Romania, Wallachia

Horezu and Horez Monastery, and a Dacia for Good Measure

No Comments 14 January 2011

During his 2002 travels in Romania, the Monkey had something of a religious experience visiting the painted churches and famed monastery of Horezu. He also checked out some Romanian wheels.

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Tirgu Jiu, Brancusi’s monumental city

Europe, Romania, Wallachia

Tirgu Jiu, Brancusi’s monumental city

No Comments 19 August 2010

As part of his 2002 tour of Romania, the Monkey paid homage to one of the great sculptors of the 20th Century—Constantin Brancusi—by visiting his birth place, Tirgu Jiu. The set piece war memorial Brancusi had created for his hometown was under restoration, but the Monkey snapped some photos nonetheless.

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Drobeta Turnu-Severin, on the Blue Danube

Europe, Romania, Wallachia

Drobeta Turnu-Severin, on the Blue Danube

No Comments 19 August 2010

While residing in Bulgaria from 2001-2002, the Monkey couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit his northern neighbors in Romania. After crossing the Danube, he found himself in Drobeta Turnu-Severin. Here are a few photos from there.

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