A few years ago, I had the opportunity to make a short visit to Romania. This post is presenting some photographic impressions from that trip.
I was lucky to be shown around the center of Bucharest, Romania’s capital, by some photographer friends. The captions below the photos indicate the respective location/site names.
(2) Horezu Monastery
Horezu Monastery is located in the town of Horezu, Wallachia. Founded in 1690, it is famous for its architectural purity and balance, the richness of its sculptural detail, the treatment of its religious compositions, its votive portraits and its painted decorative works. The school of mural and icon painting established at the monastery in the 18th century was famous throughout the Balkan region. The monastery is one of seven places in Romania that have been inscribed by UNESCO on its list of World Heritage Sites.
(3) Berca Mud Volcanoes
The third very interesting place that I was able to see during my Romania visit was the Berca Mud Volcanoes, located in Buzău County, close to the Carpathian Mountains. Mud volcanoes are small volcano-shaped structures caused by the eruption of mud and natural gases, and are a few meters in height. Due to the salty environment, vegetation is scarce, resulting in the impression of a “lunar landscape”.